I am in love with sewing quick easy quilts, that look super cute! And this cute beginner baby quilt fits the bill! The quick gratification of creating and completing your first quilt project is awesome!! And addicting… so be warned!
In this tutorial I will walk you through the steps to make this easy Baby Chevron Quilt that I started about 5 years ago for a friend. I didn’t complete it because I messed up this easy pattern!! Yes I know… in quilting even easy quilts can be butchered! And it’s extremely frustrating to have to rip out half of your sewing project! That’s why I’m making this easy Chevron Quilt Pattern, so no one goes through the pain that I experienced. Because butchered sewing project pain is a real thing! lol. And it really is a great beginner quilt!
So finally, here is my 5 years in the making, gender neutral, awesome beginner, baby chevron quilt tutorial! (smile)
CHEVRON QUILT PATTERN – TUTORIAL
This finished baby quilt measurements will be = 45 inches by 34 inches (if you want it to be bigger you can just add more squares to the length and width)
MATERIALS NEEDED TO SEW THE CHEVRON QUILT PATTERN
- 88 – 5 inch by 5 inch squares of different patterned fabrics.
- 10 different fabrics cut 8 squares
- 2 different fabrics cut 4 squares (these will be your end fabrics)
- Fabric Cutting Mat
- Rotary Fabric Cutter
- Coordinating Thread
- Sewing Machine
METHOD TO SEW CHEVRON QUILT PATTERN
Step 1: Cut all of your 5 inch by 5 inch squares. (See materials needed for the number of squares that will be needed).
Step 2: Cut all of your squares in half from corner to corner so that each square will produce 2 triangles.
Step 3: Lay out all of your triangles into your desired chevron quilt pattern. I made a little info graphic for you to use for reference, so that you can visually see the pattern as you lay it out. Your welcome!
Step 4: Start sewing your new squares together from your triangles. Start from the top and sew your triangles together to make squares. You should have 8 squares across. It’s important to make sure you sew you project with 1/4 inch seams so that your points will meet up. Since I started sewing this quilt years ago when I may have not been as careful about sewing with 1/4 inch seams… a lot of my points on this quilt were not meeting up… GGRRRR. But it’s not worth ripping it all out again. I am embracing the imperfectness. It’s beautiful!
Start sewing your triangles into squares like this…
Then lay out your squares in a row, like this…
Step 5: Sew your row of squares together. Sewing all 8 squares together to make your first row of your chevron quilt. Like this…
P.S. Sorry about how wrinkly the fabric is. It was stored in a plastic Ziploc baggy for 5 years, and I was to lazy to iron each individual small triangle before sewing it all together. (wink)
Your first row will look like this when it is all sewn together.
Step 6: Then sew you next row together. Like this…
Note: Notice that the pattern of the fabrics in the second row is sewn together in a reversed pattern! This is where I went wrong the first time sewing it together. I made all my rows the same, and then had to rip out every second row!! Not fun!! Laying out your design before you sew it together is key and should insure you sew your chevron quilt together properly… The First Time!!! (smiley face)
As you are sewing, stop at each point and line up the next point. Like this… (i’m pointing at the seam that should line up).
When you have 2 rows sewn together, it should look like this. See the chevron quilt pattern is starting to appear!! So exciting!
Step 7: Repeat steps 4 to 6 for each of the rows of your chevron quilt pattern. There are 11 rows in total! Like this…
DONE!! Well at least you are done the quilt top!
My points are way off in some areas of this quilt, but that is due to not sewing 1/4 inch seams throughout the whole quilt. I’m glad I am able to show you what it looks like when you don’t pay attention to your seams. lol (wink).
Also you may notice that in the fourth row from the top, in the far left hand square, there is a different printed fabric……… whomp wommmm!! I searched my whole sewing room for this pre-cut triangle, pretty much tore the whole room apart, and then resorted to searching for the fabric to cut a new one, but…….. I couldn’t find it ANYWHERE! I think I spent about 2 hours searching. I no longer have that print of fabric, so I just gave up, and picked a fabric that was the same colour…ish. Because colourish is a word right?!?! You may notice that I am no perfectionist. but that’s totally okay with me! Imperfections are beautiful!
I love this little puppy fabric!
And this block lined up perfectly to create a 5 lagged hog-llama. Love!
So there you have it!! I hope this tutorial helps you to create the chevron baby quilt of your dreams! You can do every chevron line a different patterned fabric (as I did in this tutorial), or you can alternate 2 different colours (as I did in Shawnikins Manly Chevron Gray and White Quilt)! You can also make this quilt much bigger by just adding more squares to the width and the length. So many unique possibilities that can be made using this chevron quilt pattern!
I’d love to hear from you if you make this super awesome beginner chevron quilt pattern. Was my tutorial easy to follow? I hope so. My goal was to help you to succeed in beginner quilt greatness, and avoid the misfortune that I experienced the first time I tried to put this quilt together. LOL. Until next time, enjoy learning how to quilt, and create beautiful things everyday!