Friday, 18 January 2013

Pink Chevron Quilt Tutorial

This is a little quilt I made for my newest grandbaby and I promised a tutorial for all of you.

Materials required:
50 pink charm squares (5")
50 white or cream charm squares (5")
Batting
Backing
Binding - approximately 170" length

(Here's a great place to get your charms - SewFunQuilts on Etsy - $6.85 US for a pack of 30 squares)

I used a fat eighth pack of 12 different pink fabrics and a piece of pink from my stash. It was enough for the 50 charm squares and the binding. A fat eighth is 9"x22" and you can get four 5" squares and one 2.25" binding strip from each with a 2" - 2.25" strip left over.
Match each pink charm square with a white charm square. Draw a diagonal line through the center and sew a quarter inch seam on either side of your drawn line.
Cut apart on your drawn line and press towards the pink fabric.
Take all your pink/white squares and lay them out in a chevron pattern. There will be no need to trim to size if you started with all identical squares and piece with a consistent seam allowance. You'll be making a grid of 9 blocks by 11 blocks to make a 36"x44" baby quilt.
Sew your squares together to make rows, and then your rows together to finish the top. Almost done!
Quilted & bound!
Layer your backing, batting and top together and pin. Quilt as desired & add binding! (I quilted in the ditch along the diagonal lines of the blocks to emphasize the chevron design.)
Minkee backing - so soft!
I used super soft Minkee fabric for my backing and took special care not to stretch it during the layering and pinning process. And pinned with about twice the pins as I would with a flannel back. And took my time with the quilting to keep the stretch factor down.

--Ann

PS Leave me a comment & a link if you've made something with this little tutorial! I would love to see what you make!

Edited 26 Aug 2013 to add: THANK YOU SO MUCH for the awesome response to this tutorial! I am so overwhelmed by the amount of people who have stopped by to take a look and follow along! 
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32 comments:

  1. I didn't make anything but very nice tutorial and quilt!

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  2. Great tutorial and I love the colors! Soft and pretty!

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  3. Nice tutorial! I love playing with half-squares and this is a really cute use of them

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  4. Just found some squares in my stash. Hope to use your tut...it was great. Thanks.

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  5. it's so beautiful!!
    congrat!!

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  6. beatiful...beatiful...

    Hugs Maria Filomena,
    to Portugal

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  7. Es muy bonito y el tutorial esta muy bien explicado gracias.

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  8. Beautiful quilt! Excellent tutorial. My next project will be to make a chevron rag quilt.

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  9. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #22 :)
    Have a great week!!

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  10. Congratulations on being a new grandma! This is a really beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Love the tutorial. Can't wait to try!

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  12. Really like this little baby quilt. Going to give it a try for my future great grandchildren. thank you.

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  13. Can't wait to try. Great tutorial

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  14. You're tutorial was so great! This was the first writ I have ever completed, and it was painless! http://holliinthewilds.blogspot.com/2013/04/becoming-quilter.html?m=1

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  15. I made this quilt in queen size with 10" blocks in various shades of blue. Still have to bind it though.

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  16. I will definitely be using this tutorial to make a baby quilt for my soon-to-arrive baby boy! Thanks for an awesome tutorial!

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  17. Making one right now, but out of charms! I'll give you the URL when I show it on my blog :D Thank you for making this great tutorial!

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  18. Great tutorial for this beautiful quilt. I think Iam going to have to try to make a quilt now!!

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  19. Thank you for the info on the chevron quilt! Will be doing one soon for a grandson due in November. My daughter is looking for navy, gold, gray with animal baby prints.

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  20. Just finished this quilt for my great niece due next month. Turned out awesome. Love the minky back. Great tutorial! Thanks!

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  21. I used this pattern to make a Giants baseball color them. Orange, black and white. Love it. Used orange minky on the back! Thanks for such a clear and easy to follow tutorial.

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  22. My daughter-in-law loves chevrons but can't find exactly what she wants for twins - one of each! I cannot wait to show her this quilt and help her find the colors she likes so maw maw can get busy quilting!! Thank you

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  23. First Gandchild is in the way, and I'm on my way to the fabric store =) Great tutorial - Chevron it will be!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally
    sallyswindowofscraps.blogspot.com

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  24. I LOVE this! Thank you! I just finished my first quilt (a T-Shirt quilt) and needed an easy, inexpensive project for my next endeavor. There are so many possibilities with this-- just wonderful!

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  25. Those are the BEST! I have adults requesting "those quilts with the bumpy backs" all the time! Great tutorial!

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  26. This is so great - I'm in bee at the moment and we are making scrappy chevron stripes using a flying geese ruler.

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  27. I love it! My daughter in law wanted blue and off white chevron print so I used your pattern. Thank You :)

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  28. You have made it so easy for me to understand. Will get busy and make my neighbors little girl a quilt. I have a lot of pretty scraps to make this. Just can't wait. Thank you so much for the instructions.

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  29. I would love to make this quilt, but I need to make it much smaller -- 20" x 27.5" for a preemie blanket. Can you help me with proper measurements? Maybe 5" squares are too big? could I use 2" squares? I'm very new to quilting. Thank you in advance.

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    1. If you start with 3" squares, the finished squares will be close to 2", which will look good for a quilt that small.

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    2. I think I might do one this size too, aprox. How many squares will I need?

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    3. You will need 70 squares main color (pink) and 70 squares background (white). The finished top will be 10 squares by 14 squares and be pretty close to 20"x28".

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