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)

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

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.


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

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!


Chevrons in Hello Pilgrim