I Heart Chevrons Quilt: A Tutorial

Hi friends and Happy 2014! So excited to share a new quilt tutorial with you all today named "I Heart Chevrons"

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This quilt was inspired by a beautiful stack of fabrics from Timeless Treasures  and I hope that you will enjoy making one using the techniques shown. I Heart Chevrons can also be adjusted to make a pillow or childs quilt.

Materials needed:

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For this quilt you will have a total of 18 - 11" Hearts & 24 - 11" Chevron Blocks. I am going to show you how to create each block. From there you can look at the layout to see how the blocks will piece together. Feel free to modify the amounts used to create a pillow or smaller baby/toddler quilt.

Heart Block:

For each heart block you will need to cut out the following: (solid square is your heart fabric). Multiply these amounts by the number of hearts you would like to create.

  • 1 solid 6.5" square
  • 2 solid 6" squares
  • 1 white 6.5" square
  • 4 white 3" squares

Step 1:

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  • Take your 6.5" squares - one solid and one white and place them together right sides facing.

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  • Taking your fabric pen/pencil and a ruler - draw a line on the back of your layered fabrics from one edge to the other like shown.

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  • Now at your machine line your needle up along one side of the line, sew beside the line with a scant 1/4" seam. You will now do this along the other side. (If you plan on making several of these, chain piecing makes for a much faster job)

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  • Here you can see the stitches lined up on both sides of the drawn line. Using your ruler and a rotary cutter, cut down the drawn line. This will result in two HST (Half Square Triangles.

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  • Iron your HST pieces open - once ironed trim down with an acrylic ruler and your rotary cutter to a 6" square. These two squares will make the bottom half of your heart.

Step 2:

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  • Take two of your 3" squares and draw a line down the middle of each one from edge to edge on the wrong side of your fabric. (repeat for other side)

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  • Lay them face first onto your 6" square solid fabric, lines should be facing up like shown. Pin in place. Sew directly on each drawn line. (repeat for other side)

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  • With your acrylic ruler and rotary cutter measure out 1/4" from the sewn line. Cut on the outside of the line closest to the corners. (repeat for other side)

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  • Now iron your squares flat, I like to iron towards the darker fabric. The second side will overlap like shown above.

Step 3:

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  • Now you will sew your top two halves and your bottom two halves together like shown. Iron flat and then connect both halves. Be sure and line up your center seam when lining up your two final halves.

Step 4:

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  • Trim your heart block down to 11" square using your acrylic ruler and rotary cutter.

Chevron Block:

For each chevron block you will need to cut the following: (Solid square is your chevron fabric) Multiply these amounts by the number of chevron blocks you would like to create.

  • 2 solid 6.5" squares
  • 2 white 6.5" squares

Step 1:

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  • On each white square, draw a line with a ruler and your fabric pen/pencil from edge to edge on the wrong side of your fabric like shown.
  • Take your 6.5" squares - one solid and one white and place them together right sides facing.

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  • Now at your machine line your needle up along one side of the line, sew beside the line with a scant 1/4" seam. You will now do this along the other side. (If you plan on making several of these, chain piecing makes for a much faster job)

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  • Iron flat and then using your acrylic ruler and a rotary cutter trim squares to a 6" square.

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  • Now at your machine place your HST (Half Square Triangles in this chevron formation. Sew two squares together and press.

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  • Now sew your last two halves together, line up your middle seams and pin to ensure an accurate placement.

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  • Once finished trim to 11" square. This will help your chevrons and hearts line up perfectly.

Finishing your quilt:

The finished size of my quilt is: 63" x 79"

Here is a diagram showing how I placed my rows of hearts and chevrons together. Each row is 6 blocks across.

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To even out the spacing between the hearts and the chevrons I added a line of sashing. This line is made from strips of 2.5" fabric sewn together. Once I had my rows of 6 hearts and 6 chevrons sewn together I cut the 2.5" strips to measure that width. This sashing was sewn right above each heart row.

I quilted my I Heart Chevrons quilt with a simple straight line stitch (my favorite) and added a machine sewn binding.

If you make something with the I Heart Chevrons tutorial I would love to see your work! Be sure and tag on Instagram or Twitter with #Iheartchevrons :)

Here are some additional pictures of the finished quilt - Enjoy!

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-Nicole