Interested in making a chevron quilt? Learn how with this detailed and clear step-by-step tutorial. Let's make a chevron quilt using 10″ fabric squares now!
Chevron Quilt: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide
Aside from being a passionate collector of fabrics and threads, I also love storing up beddings, especially blankets. But instead of buying a new cozy blanket, why not make one instead? A Chevron quilt pattern is incredibly simple, but the zigzag designs are captivating. These quilts are also great for upcycling your old fabric scraps. I always thought chevron designs were incredibly complicated, but in reality, they are super simple and straightforward.
What you'll need:
- 1 white layer cake
- 1 printed layer cake
- sewing machine
- rotary cutter
- flat iron
Step 1. Put your white and blue layer cake together
Start off by using a blue and a white layer cake squares (Layer cakes are the 10″x10″ squares of fabric made by Moda fabrics). Each square measuring 10 square inches. Put those right sides together.
Step 2. Sew and cut
To make the half-square triangles, sew all the way around the outside edge, 1/4 of an inch, and then cut it both ways diagonally.
Step 3. Cut it diagonally
Cut the square diagonally, from corner to corner. You'll have four triangles as a result.
Step 4. Iron the fabric square
Iron each half-square triangles to press that flat seam.
Step 5. Lay all these half-square triangles in a row
Do one row where the whites come together, which is also your background color or your pop color, then the next row is where your colors come together, creating your chevron as a result.
Step 6. Lay out a row together on the table
Position them so that the whites come together, then another row where the colors come together.
Step 7. Adding white and colored
Add the whites to your whites and colors to your colors then proceed to do your next row.
Step 8. Whites should be together in the center
You can attach from row to row, and put the whites together.
Step 9. Form a zigzag line
Sew them row to row and see how that chevron is forming a zigzag back and forth. Once you've sewn these zigzag patterns, your chevron quilt is now complete. Not hard at all, right?
To learn more, enjoy watching this video by Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt Company:
Make use of scrap fabrics to create a wonderfully unique design for your chevron quilt. You may copy this tutorial above or use a color scheme you have in mind. For a unique outcome, you can mix n' match different colors of scraps. But you may opt to buy fabrics for uniformity. Overall, just make sure you are unleashing your creativity. Happy sewing and enjoy quilting!
What colors are you planning to combine for your Chevron quilt? Leave your ideas in the comment section below.
I would like to do a scrappy one with white the main color.
Linda Henry says
Grey and white looks great thank you for your time.
Ruthie Kerr says
Thank you for sharing.
Mary Schlechty says
how do I figure out how much fabric to buy?
Jenny, I absolutely love your tutorials. I love the way you explain every little thing, but most of all, I love, love, love your sense of humor. I have a question however ~ I am making a Chevron Quilt for my granddaughter’s h.s. graduation, that she can take to college with her next September. However, I think I made my HST’s too big. The top row has 12 10″ blocks, and it looks HUGE on my wall. She said she wants it to come almost to the floor all around her bed, so I thought this would be the best way to go. However, it looks like it should go on an elephant bed. Help. I’m going to attempt to send a picture, along with a photo of a 5″ HST. Please help me. Thank you so much. Can’t figure out how to send a photo – sorry.