Chevron Toddler Quilt Tutorial and Giveaway!

Chevrons in Hello Pilgrim

Chevron quilts using half-square triangles are one of my favorite patterns because of their simple, clean design.  This pattern is also great if you need a quick project, and one that maximizes the use of your fat quarter stash. 

Chevrons in Hello Pilgrim

BUT, first things first.  Since I have enough FQ's left over to make up another quilt, I thought I'd offer it up for grabs.  This giveaway is for 6 fat quarters from Lizzy House's Hello Pilgrim collection, the same ones used in this quilt.  There are a couple of ways to win: (1) follow this blog, and leave a comment on this post letting me know; and/or (2) put the word out on your own blogs or facebook/twitter accounts linking back to this post and leave a second comment on this post telling me you did so.  The winner will be announced next Sunday 10/7, so you'll have until midnight of the 6th to enter the giveaway!  Sorry, the giveaway has closed!

Chevrons in Hello Pilgrim

On with the tutorial...I'm somewhat of a fabric miser, so I wanted a pattern that didn't waste any fabric and really maximized the overall size of the quilt.  Trust me, there are hardly any left over scraps! 

FINISHED SIZE: 40 x 48 inches (toddler quilt or oversized baby quilt/play mat)

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:
1. Six (6) fat quarters of coordinating prints
2. 1 1/4 yards solid or small scale, light colored print
3. 1 1/2 yards backing
4. Batting 48 x 54 inches

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut each fat quarter print according to the diagram below.  CUT CAREFULLY, as almost every scrap will be used by the time you are done!

Chevron Toddler Quilt Tutorial - Step 1

2.  From the solid, cut 8 strips measuring 5 inches x WOF. Subcut into 60 squares measuring 5 x 5 inches.

SEWING INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Draw a diagonal line across one of the solid square and layer with one print square:

ZigZag Tut 1

2. Sew 1/4-inch seam on both sides of the drawn line (sorry, it's a bit difficult to see the stitch lines on this picture, unless you look closely):

ZigZag Tut 2

3. Cut along the drawn line. Fold out and press seam line.  Now trim down to a 4 1/2-inch square. Be sure to line up the diagonal seam with your ruler to true up your square:

ZigZag Tut 4

4. You should end up with two half square triangle blocks (HST).

ZigZag Tut 3

5. Arrange your HST's like so, and sew row by row.

Chevrons in Hello, Pilgrim

PREPARE THE BINDING:
1. Take all 6 of the 20-inch strips during the initial cutting phase and cut them in half -- you should now have 12 strips measuring 10 inches long.
2.Gather up another another 8 of the 2.5 x 10 inch strips that were cut in the initial phase.
3. Sew all 20 strips together to form a scrappy binding!

QUILT, BIND, ENJOY!

Chevrons in Hello Pilgrim