Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Patchwork Chevron Quilt Tutorial
This was originally published as a guest tutorial on Moda Bake Shop.
- 4 charm packs or (162) 5" squares*
- 2 1/2 yards background fabric
- 5/8 yard of binding fabric
- 5 yards of backing fabric
- 2.5 yards of 90" wide cotton batting
*If using fat quarters, you'll need 14 fat quarters, cutting (12) 5" squares from each.
Seam Allowance: 1/4" unless noted
WOF = Width of Fabric (42" for this pattern)
From background fabric:
- Cut (6) strips, 14" x WOF
- Subcut (3) 14" squares from each strip for a total of 18 squares.
Take apart your 4 charm packs. Pick out 6 squares and set them aside, you won't need them for this quilt!
If you'd like to chain-piece the rows for these 9-patch blocks, you'll need to first separate your squares into two piles: 108 squares and 54 squares. Piece the 108 squares into pairs. Now join each pair with a single square (from the other pile!). This will give you 54 rows that can be pieced into 18 blocks!
10. Arrange your blocks in 6 rows of 6 blocks, in a chevron pattern as shown in the diagram above.
12. To piece your backing, first cut your backing yardage in half. Press. Carefully trim off the selvedges and sew your pieces together lengthwise.
13. Baste, Quilt, and Bind! I quilted mine using a doodle-like free motion quilting pattern. I wanted something fun and whimsical to play with the sweet prints in this line!
Sherbet Pips Patchwork Quilt, then Little Apples Sparkling Cider Quilt, and A Walk in the Woods Patchwork Chevron on top!