I had a request to write out the steps for the Chevron Quilt I made for a client, so here goes!
First of all, the quilt I made was a king size, measuring in at 104″ wide by 96″ tall. To create that sized quilt, I used 156 8-1/2″ blocks. Here’s the step by step on how to do your own! And this quilt can easily be sized to fit twin or full or even queen size beds as well. You can also resize the blocks to create a baby quilt!
I recommend starting with graph paper and colored pencils to layout your blocks mentally and on paper so you know which to piece together when the time comes. Number or label each fabric and make sure you stay organized.
Start by determining the yardage you’ll need. For example, on my king size quilt, I wanted 13 rows of different fabrics. That was honestly the hardest part; picking fabrics for the quilt. I cut 12 9″ squares for each row. I determined that I needed almost a full yard of fabric for each row, so that meant 13 yards of fabrics for the front alone. Except one row that had to be fussy cut, in which I bought 2 yards of that particular print.
From each yard, you’ll cut 9″ rows, and then subcut that into 9″ squares.
Check this chart for the number of rows and columns for the quilt you want to make. You’ll need to make sure you have enough squares cut.
Now you can start getting your blocks ready for piecing. You’ll want to mark a line on each block, diagonally corner to corner, with pencil to create the seam line. You won’t sew on this line. You’ll sew 1/4″ on both sides of it. I recommend chain piecing it to speed it along.
Refer to your graph paper or diagram to see which pieces you’ll be putting together for each row, and then place those two pieces right sides together. Sew 1/4″ from the pencil line you drew, on both sides. Repeat with all blocks. Make sure to follow your diagram!!!
Next, take your rotary cutter, or scissors, and cut along the pencil line.
Repeat with all blocks.
Press all blocks open, seams toward the darker fabric.
Repeat with all blocks.
TRIM EACH BLOCK TO 8.5″ SQUARE. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP.
Once you have pressed all your blocks, lay out your quilt. Make sure all your chevrons line up and everything is in place. Then you can start sewing each row together, one by one, and then press all seams. Next, sew all columns together. You should have a completed quilt top at this point. Finish as desired.
You can download your own printable tutorial here. Have fun!