Whether you like to sew or not, quilting is one of the arts that is accessible for anyone. With a little help from your sewing machine and a few tools, you can make a beautiful quilt with minimal effort. This tutorial will teach you how to make an easy chevron quilt with Riley Blake fabrics and a simple tutorial.
What is a chevron quilt?
A chevron quilt is a type of geometric pattern that is created by stitching rows of triangles or diamonds. It can be used as a bedspread, wall hanging, or floor covering.
Chevron quilts usually have black lines running vertically and horizontally which create the chevron pattern. There are many different styles of chevron quilts including Dutch, Nordic, American, Victorian, and more.
The Materials You Will Need
You will need a sewing machine, hot glue gun, and some Riley Blake fabrics. These are the only materials you will need to make this Chevron Quilt.
How to Make the Chevron Quilt
First, you’ll need to cut out all of your pattern pieces. The pieces are made with different colors. It is best to lay the squares out in a fan shape so that no two squares are the same color. You will need:
-Riley Blake Fabric 1
-Riley Blake Fabric 2
-Riley Blake Fabric 3
-Sewing machine and iron
-Paper or graph paper for measuring the size of squares and other shapes (optional)
-Tape measure for measuring fabric widths (optional)
Begin your quilt by sewing together three strips of Riley Blake fabric 1 to make one long strip. Cut off any excess fabric at the end of this strip. Repeat this step with Riley Blake fabric 2 and then Riley Blake Fabrics 3. Next, sew these three strips together lengthwise so that they meet in the middle. Sew on opposite sides of this piece horizontally so that they meet as well. Turn this piece right side out and press it flat.Next, take the top left corner of this piece and place it on top of the bottom left corner of Riley Blake fabrics 3 and 2 respectively so that they touch each other on one side and are touching each other’s wrong side on the other side. Sew along the long straight edge using a 1/4″
Finishing the Quilt
Once you have all the pieces of your quilt sewn together, it’s time to trim the seams and finish it. First, use a rotary cutter to trim away any excess fabric edges that might be sticking out. Then, pin the binding to both sides of the quilt and sew along the edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance using a straight stitch machine. Next, fold your binding in half and sew up both sides of the quilt. Finally, hand stitch the binding onto one side of the quilt by sewing through all three layers–top, middle, and bottom–with a small zig-zag stitch.
This quilt tutorial is great for beginners who want to learn how to make a chevron quilt without having to read too many instructions first!
Riley Blake chevron fat quarter bundle has developed a method for creating chevron quilts that is so easy that even the newest quilter can do it. This tutorial will teach you all the steps you’ll need to follow in order to create your own chevron quilt, from the materials you need to how to assemble the pattern, sew the quilt and finish it with a beautiful binding. With this tutorial, you’ll create a quilt for your home or as a gift for someone special.