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How To’s Day: Chevron Quilt by Vanessa Fromm

October 13th, 2015 by Camelot Fabrics

Hi everyone,

 

 

 

Happy Tuesday!! I hope all of our fellow Canadians had a blissful and relaxing Thanksgiving weekend. We are filled with love, good memories, and lots of turkey & apple pie!

 

Time for this week’s How To’s Day! Today we are featuring our Chevron Quilt by Vanessa Fromm of Fabric Confetti. The Chevron Quilt is a simple, yet modern quilt pattern of horizontal chevrons. Playing with geometric shapes, the chevrons cut cool geometrics in the background which look really fun using similar-toned fabric designs. We chose to showcase our Chevron Quilt with our Fresh Solids, and love how the midnight blue chevrons pop against the sunset-colored background. This would be beautiful to decorate a bed or wall space!

 

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Want to make your own Chevron Quilt? Click MORE to see the full tutorial.

CHEVRON QUILT
Pattern Designed By: Vanessa Fromm of Fabric Confetti
Collection Featured: Fresh Solids by Camelot Design Studio

 

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OTHER TOOLS & SUPPLIES:
1- 1/2 yds quilt batting (58” wide)
Rotary Cutter, Mat, Rulers (a 15-1/2” square ruler would be helpful), Straight Pins, Sewing machine, and threads to match your fabrics.

 

CUTTING:

Fabric A: 2-1/8 yards
Cut 9 strips, 5” x 42” from Fabric A. Cut each strip into 14 rectangles, 2-3/4” x 5”.
This will give you a total of 126 rectangles. You only need 120 for the quilt so you have 6 rectangles left over.
Cut 9 strips, 2-3/4” x 42” from Fabric A. Cut each strip into 14 squares, 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”.
This will give you a total of 126 squares. You only need 120 for the quilt so you will have 6 squares left over.

Fabric B: 3/4 yard
Cut 5 strips, 5” x 42” from Fabric B. Cut each strip into 14 rectangles, 2-3/4” x 5”.
This will give you a total of 70 rectangles. You only need 60 for the quilt so you will have 10 rectangles left over.

Fabric C: 3/4 yard
Cut 5 strips, 5” x 42” from Fabric C. Cut each strip into 14 rectangles, 2-3/4” x 5”.
This will give you a total of 70 rectangles. You only need 60 for the quilt so you will have 10 rectangles left over.

Fabric D: 3/4 yard
Cut 9 strips, 2-3/4” x 42” from Fabric D. Cut each strip into 14 squares, 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”.
This will give you a total of 126 squares. You only need 120 for the quilt so you will have 6 squares left over.

Fabric E (Binding): 1/2 yard
Cut 5 strips, 2-1/2” x 42”

 

ASSEMBLY:

Single Block:
Fabric A: four 2-3/4” x 5” rectangles; four 2-3/4” x 2-3/4” squares
Fabric B: two 2-3/4” x 5” rectangles
Fabric C: two 2-3/4” x 5” rectangles
Fabric D: four 2-3/4” x 2-3/4” squares

1. Place 60 of the Fabric A squares on top of 60 of the Fabric B rectangles with right sides facing. Pair up the square-rectangle units. Draw diagonal lines on the unit squares as shown below. The left-hand unit will have a diagonal line drawn from the bottom left of the square to the top right. The right-hand unit will have a diagonal line drawn from the bottom right of the square to the top left (A.). Stitch along diagonal lines. Trim the top half of the resulting triangle-rectangle units 1/4” from the diagonal stitch lines (B.). Press Fabric A triangle upwards and iron seam allowance towards triangle. (C.) Stitch triangle-rectangle units together using a 1/4” seam. (D.)

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Press seam allowances towards one side.

2. Repeat Step 1 with the remaining 60 Fabric A squares and the 60 Fabric C rectangles.

3. Finally, repeat Step 1 with the 120 Fabric D squares and the 120 Fabric A rectangles.

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Trim all blocks to 5” square.

4. Each 9” block is made up of one 5” block unit from Step 1, one 5” block unit from Step 2, and two 5” block units from Step 3. Some 5” blocks will be inverted.

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Make (30) 9” square blocks.

5. Referring to the quilt illustration on Page 1, stitch your 9” block units together in (6) rows of (5) 9” blocks. Press seam allowances towards one side.

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Make (6).

6. Join Rows top-to-bottom; press seams open.

 

FINISHING THE QUILT:

1. You will need to piece your quilt back horizontally. Cut your 3-1/4 yards of fabric into two 42” x 58-1/2” pieces. Place rights sides together and stitch the peices together along the 58-1/2” edge using a 1/4” seam.

2. Layer the quilt top, batting, and backing; baste the layers together. Quilt as desired.

3. Join the Fabric E strips end-to-end and press to make double-fold binding. Use your favorite method of binding your quilt and you are finished. If this quilt is a gift, be sure to add a label to the back.

 

 

 

Hope you have enjoyed this week’s tutorial! If you decide to give this quilt pattern a try, we’d love to see. You can email your project photos to us at info@camelotfabrics.com. Have a great day!

 

 

 

Happy Sewing!

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