How to Sew a Chevron Quilt Block:

How to make a chevron quilt block: step by step

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Materials!

This is a quilt block where you don’t need all sorts of fancy equipment.
All you need is…

 

  • A sewing machine and thread
  • Two different colored fabrics
  • Scissors or a rotary cutter 
  • A very light pencil or disappearing pen
  • A 12” x 12”  square ruler {I used a record case that I found for a dollar at an antique shop}

 

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Start with your fabric.  Use the ruler, record case, or whatever you are using and trace around it with a pen. 

 

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Cut that pattern out of both fabrics.

 

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Now, take those blocks and find the middle of them.  My blocks were 12” x 12” so I cut them in half width wise at 6”

You should be left with four rectangles 6” x 12”

 

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Take each of those rectangles and cut THEM in half width wise.

 

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You should now have eight squares 6” x 6”  

 

Hope you like cutting, because you are going to take each of those squares and cut them in half from corner to corner.  This is where you have to be very straight or your whole quilt will be lopsided!  You should end up with 16 triangles.

 

 

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Now, all those squares that you just cut, you are going to sew back together!

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But instead of sewing them back together like the picture above…
You are going to sew them back together, like the picture below.  Do this to ALL the triangles.

 

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When you open the triangles you just sewed together, it should look something like this:

 

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Clip the corners…

 

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…and you should again be left with 8 squares again.

 

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Sew those squares together so you have one solid color triangle and one print triangle like shown below.

 

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Take those rectangles and sew them together lengthwise like shown below:

 

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Make sure the middle seams line up together before you sew.

Your finished block looks like this:

 

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This pattern makes two blocks at a time

 

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Sew those together and you have this finished product:

 

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TA-DA! You’re done!

Did this tutorial help? Leave a comment below to tell me how your quilt blocks went!

 

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