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Chevron Quilt (the easy way…)

Easy chevron quilt pattern: Have you ever wanted to make a chevron quilt?  The chevron quilt pattern is so modern and pretty, I just love it.  Today I am going to show you how to make a chevron quilt pattern, the easy way!!!

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Chevron Quilt pattern, learn how to make a chevron quilt the easy way!

I am sure you have all been waiting on pins and needles to find out who the winner of this quilt was!!  The winner was Leanna O.  She has claimed her prize and hopefully is having picnics on it already…  Congratulations Leanna!

I have had a few people ask about the pattern I used.  Chevrons are surprisingly easy, you don’t need a pattern!  (Though if you want to make a quilt to a specific size you will have to do a bit of math.)

chevron quilt pattern

Since this was my first chevron quilt, I wasn’t sure how long all the cutting would take or if I would loose my momentum before the project was done.  Happens all the time, lol!  I figured it would be my best bet and definitely the easiest to use pre-cut fabrics.

I used 2/3 of a layer cake from Moda called Hello Luscious and 1/2 a layer cake of solid white from Moda’s Bella Solids line.  (I lucked out as this set was on sale, but there are so many pretty sets to choose from on Amazon and Craftsy.)

Using precuts can definitely make a project expensive, so on my last trip to the fabric store I picked up a 10.5 inch square ruler to use with my next project.

how to make a chevron quilt

I wanted to demonstrate how easy to is to piece together a chevron quilt….

How to make a Chevron Quilt – the easy way! (easy Chevron Quilt pattern)

With this method, you first cut your fabric into squares.  Any size you want, though mine were 10 inches since I used the precuts.

Line up 2 squares of alternating colors, right sides together and sew all the way around the square.  (It’s kind of hard to see what I did since I used white thread on white fabric, sorry about that…)

Then use a ruler to cut the squares from corner to corner.

When you flip the pieces over, you will have 8 half square triangles.

Just arrange your fabric pieces into the chevron pattern.

easiest way to make a chevron quilt pattern

Keep going and you will see the pattern come together:

I snapped this shot w/ my phone late at night…
The great thing about this method, is that you can create many different patterns, like a pinwheel.
 

Or diagonal stripes.  (I love these stripes…)

One thing to keep in mind when cutting half square triangles this way is that you definitely need to use spray starch when pressing the triangles flat.  The fabric is cut on the bias and could potentially stretch out when sewing.  I used spray starch and didn’t really have any problems.

You can definitely make one of these!

Make a chevron quilt the easy way!

 

 

I can’t wait to make another one for myself!

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