Thursday, September 20, 2012

Chevron Wrap-up

I've had a lot of questions about my original chevron quilt. Here it is still unquilted - yes, I've got a problem with that!

This was constructed just like I've described in the 3 previous posts. You'll notice when you cut your strip sets that you can actually get five 4 1/2" segments from each. That's what I did here and with 2 1/2" finished borders (3" cut) it finishes at 49" wide. I used 15 print fabrics and pieced them together in 3 sets (we did 2 sets in the baby size) and the quilt is about 57" long.

To increase the size of the quilt just keep adding rows. If you want to do more than 5 rows across, you will need additional strip sets.

You'll notice on my original, the top (and bottom) chevrons got chopped off. This is why we made the first and last print strips wider in the tutorial. Live and learn - I didn't like the chopped look.

You'll find more information about chevrons - such as varying strip width and colors on my earlier post:

Hope you make some! And let me know how it goes!

. . . Cindy

1 comment:

  1. I just found this tutorial now! The tutorial is great and I LOVE this quilt! Thank you so much for sharing!! I think I might like to try this with a jelly roll for a quirky looking chevron throw. I think it will be awesome!


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