Sunday, January 11, 2015

Chevron Tutorial

I love Chevrons!  And if I can make them quickly, all the better!  I recently tried this method and was very pleased with it.  I may have been the last one on the planet to try it! Just in case I'm not, I made a tutorial!  

Start with 2 squares the same size.  Place them right sides together.



Stitch around the entire outside using a 1/4" seam.  I don't usually use black thread on white...but you couldn't see the white thread!



Next, cut diagonally from corner to corner.


This will give you 4 HST (half square triangles).  Press seams.  Trim the little ears off!


Arrange your blocks into a lovely little Chevron.


With right sides together sew the two top pieces together using a 1/4" seam.  Repeat with the two bottom pieces.  Press seams.  I like to press one seam to the left and one to the right when making HST's.  That way when I sew the top and bottom together, the center seams lock together.  
  

Lastly, sew the top to the bottom piece, matching the center seams.  Press seam. 


And there you have it!  One quick set of four HST's! 

A couple notes:
I used 8" squares starting out.
After cutting diagonally, I ended up with 4 - 5 1/4" HST's
The finished Chevron is 10" square

17 comments :

  1. Cute idea, Jayne! Love your tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for checking it out Lorna!

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  2. Did you have any trouble working with all that bias? Fearing trouble is one reason I've never tried this method.

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    1. I didn't have any trouble at all. I understand not wanting to borrow trouble!!

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    2. You can starch your blocks before cutting. That would stop the bias edge from stretching.

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    1. It is! It's nice to have something easy once in a while!

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  4. Looks so easy. I need to figure out how to scale it bigger. Thanks

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    1. It is easy and it shouldn't be hard at all to make bigger and bigger!

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  5. I love it when I see such a simple tutorial that is 'me proof'. x

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  6. This is such a great tutorial. You make them look so quick and easy.

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  7. I haven't tried the 4 at a time method yet. May have to give it a go :)

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  8. This method worked well for my husband's most recent quilt. He loves it.

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