I Heart Chevrons Quilt: A Tutorial

I Heart Chevrons Quilt: A Tutorial
January 3, 2014 nicole

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

 

 

 

Comments (121)

  1. rachael 4 years ago

    So dying to make a full sized quilt now! Would love some fabric to get me started 🙂

  2. Kim Q 4 years ago

    *Love* that bundle! I’d probably dream up a throw, and keep some for applique basics.

  3. PAuline Gudas 4 years ago

    I would make me a lap quilt to cuddle up and read on these cold winter days

  4. janice 4 years ago

    LOVE!!!

  5. Emma's Daughter 4 years ago

    I would use the fabric to make quilts for my granddaughters. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

  6. Staci 4 years ago

    Love the tutorial! What a sweet little quilt.

    That bundle is wonderful! I can see a whole galaxy of stars across a quilt top when I look at it!

  7. Karen Ann 4 years ago

    I would use in a quilting project. Thanks for offering!

  8. So pretty and great tutorial! I’d add these fabrics to the patchwirk quilt that’s on my to do list! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Caroline 4 years ago

    The quilt is really cute and nice new twist on chevs.
    Beautiful fabrics!! Would love to win the stack for general quilting basics.

  10. Carole D 4 years ago

    I would love to make a scrap quilt from Bonnie Hunter pattern with these beautiful fabrics!

  11. JulieCC 4 years ago

    I love this so much – two of my favorites together!

    I have a mini charm pack in Valentine’s fabric that I think I’ll use for this and make a table runner.

    What a great giveaway!

  12. Heidi 4 years ago

    Tote bag birthday gifts!!

  13. Sherree 4 years ago

    Some type of rainbow quilt.

  14. Myra 4 years ago

    I would make a scrappy-tastic quilt with this collection if I’m chosen as the winner!

  15. Bethany 4 years ago

    I think I would use them as blenders in my quilts. I love the colors!

  16. I love the quilt! I think my 10-year-old sister would die to have this in rainbow colors, and that fabric bundle would be perfect to help make it happen. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Regina 4 years ago

    Hi Nicole!! This is my first time visiting your blog, I am lovin’ it!!! I’m in love with Chevrons and your tutorial is great, thanks!

  18. Christine Sherman 4 years ago

    I love your quilt, thanks for sharing! These would definitely go into a quilt!!

  19. Lisa McGriff 4 years ago

    I would so use these in my bee blocks, I’m building my stash and these would be a very very very welcomed addition.,

  20. Love this!!! I am loving heart quilt blocks right now and this is perfect with chevrons!

  21. Mary Ann 4 years ago

    I would love to make a rainbow quilt

  22. elena 4 years ago

    i would love to have a go at your gorgeous quilt!

  23. Joyce Mitchell 4 years ago

    I’d love to win & make a couple of lap quilts for my great niece & great nephew. Thanks.

  24. Jenn Millas 4 years ago

    I would love to make this!!!!!!!

  25. Sherrye 4 years ago

    I would make a quilt for my grandsons and a wallhanging for me!!! Thanks for the giveaway

  26. Cory U 4 years ago

    I love this quilt! Thank you so much for the free tutorial!

  27. amy 4 years ago

    Thank you for a chance to win some pretty fabrics. I can never have enough Valentine’s Day fabric. I love this quilt and thinking of cutting into what I have on hand.

  28. Molli Sparkles 4 years ago

    Wow! Awesome prize Nicole! I’d bust this bundle out for the #NGAQB!

  29. Adrienne 4 years ago

    lovely quilt! Thank you for the great tutorial!

  30. Pat Lewis 4 years ago

    Great tutorial. Would love to win fat quarters.

  31. Kimberlee 4 years ago

    So beautiful, thank you for the tutorial!!
    This quilt would look amazing in the rainbow of dots of the FQ bundle, don’t ya think? Rainbows, hearts, child of the 80s. 😉

  32. Dice 4 years ago

    Love your work, Nic! You are SO talented!

  33. diane 4 years ago

    Lovely! I especially like the backing!

  34. Vicki in MN 4 years ago

    Nice chevron quilt! Love to win that prize-awesome!!

  35. Beth 4 years ago

    That bundle is beautiful! I have several patterns picked out! Thank you!

  36. Brittany 4 years ago

    Thank you so much for the tutorial! I am totally going to try to make this quilt in 2014.

  37. Jocelyn 4 years ago

    Beautiful quilt. I would love to make a quilt with the beautiful FQ bundle! Thanks!

  38. VickiT 4 years ago

    I think I’d like to use it to do Happy Quilting Melissa’s Star Surround Quilt along she’s starting or possibly attempt the Polka Dot Bikini Quilt by Color Girl Quilts.

  39. DeborahGun 4 years ago

    I would make a rainbow star quilt.

  40. Cecilia 4 years ago

    I would make a spool block quilt! It would look beautiful in my sewing room. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  41. Linda F 4 years ago

    I would use this fabric to make a log cabin quilt that is kind of modern, yet awesome. I just need fun fabric to make it!! This would be so awesome!!!!

  42. Emilee 4 years ago

    I have been wanting to make a rainbow quilt, this looks like a pretty perfect bundle for that!

  43. Beth 4 years ago

    I would love to try this chevron hearts quilt – I think that is what I would make!

  44. Yvonne 4 years ago

    I would make this same quilt. So cute. thanks for the giveaway.

  45. barbara corbitt 4 years ago

    you quilt is gorgeous!! i would make one like it. i love the way you give such detailed instructions on making it. babscorbitt@gmail.com

  46. Jenni 4 years ago

    So cute. It makes me want to quilt holiday quilts!

  47. Kristy 4 years ago

    This bundle would be PERFECT for the stuffed toys I’m sewing for the FLUFF Project at Hopeful Threads! Lovely rainbow!

  48. Robin 4 years ago

    I would love a chance to win some of this lovely fabric so I could try this very cute quilt for my self.

  49. Terri 4 years ago

    Beautiful quilt and selection of fabrics! great tutorial! Thanks!

  50. JackiB 4 years ago

    This bundle would go into an I-spy for a new nephew.

  51. Karen A 4 years ago

    I would make this sweet quilt. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  52. Mara 4 years ago

    I would love to use them for the Feathers QAL going on.

  53. Quilting Tangent 4 years ago

    A mariners compass done in wonderful rainbow colors.

  54. Susan K 4 years ago

    I think I would make a chevron quilt with this fabric. It would make a fun rainbow quilt.

  55. Judy 4 years ago

    In blues this would be a great quilt for a son-in-law

  56. What a gorgeous and easy to follow tutorial, and I love the quilt! I think I would make this quilt if I won the bundle for my little girl, she would love this 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy New Year!

  57. Ellee 4 years ago

    These fabrics are screaming to become a quilt for my bed. I’m always making quilts for others, so it’s time to make something for myself.

  58. KatieQ 4 years ago

    Thank you for the great tutorial If I won the fabric bundle, I would use it to make your Chevron quilt. I never make anything for myself and this would be for me.

  59. shirley tener 4 years ago

    I heart this…..

  60. Nesta 4 years ago

    I’m not joining the giveaway because I’m in Italy but I really wanted to leave a message thanking you for this beautiful quilt and tutorial! Can’t wait to try it!

  61. Allison C 4 years ago

    I would make a rainbow drunkards path quilt that looks like the old school game Twister.

  62. Cindy Gillis 4 years ago

    I would love to make this quilt for my daughter. She loves chevrons. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  63. Pam S 4 years ago

    Ohhh, how lovely. I would make a pictoral quilt with a rainbow and some magical animals! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  64. nancy @ owen's olivia 4 years ago

    I would use them in a quilt of course! This would be a great birthday present to myself. 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!

  65. Kaylin VanBuskirk 4 years ago

    I would make a beautiful quilt for my sister’s baby that is due in July!!

  66. Vicki 4 years ago

    I really like this quilt. All of the fabrics are so much fun!

  67. sophie 4 years ago

    love this quilt! THank you so much for the tutorial!!:)

  68. Mara 4 years ago

    I am working on a low volume quilt pattern with pops of color in different patterns. I would use these as my pops of color.

  69. Mary Graff 4 years ago

    I’ve been wanting to make a rainbow chevron quilt. That bundle would be perfect!

  70. Sheila Stauffer 4 years ago

    I would use them in a kaleidoscope or rainbow chevron quilt

  71. Sandy N 4 years ago

    Those FQs would make the cutest quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  72. Lee 4 years ago

    I would love to use this fabric for lap quilts for my Mother in law and my dad! Thank you! I love the I Love Chevron Quilt! fabulous work! Thank you!

  73. Sarah Thompson 4 years ago

    I would make a quilt for my little girls new room!

  74. Charla 4 years ago

    LOVE, love, love this quilt! The fabric I purchased for another valentines quilt came today and I’m putting it away for next year so I can buy more to make this instead. Thanks for the tutorial!

  75. Debra Kay Neiman 4 years ago

    I would love making some I Heart Chevron blocks for pillows. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  76. Jessica 4 years ago

    I would use these fabrics to make another couch throw for the kids because my aunt came in from FL last week, fell in love with our couch quilt and so being the person I am I gave it to her! Now I need to make another quilt ASAP!!
    Thanks for the chance, Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com

  77. Therese 4 years ago

    i would make the I heart chevrons quilt! I’ll be making it anyway. Love it!

  78. Dawn Jones 4 years ago

    I would make a beginning quilt of some sort, it would be my first.

  79. Jody 4 years ago

    What a great giveaway! I would make a rainbow chevron or Oh Fransson’s sparkle punch with these beautiful colors on a black or navy background. Love them!

  80. Karen J 4 years ago

    I would make cute pillowcase dresses for the Dress a Girl foundation.

  81. Judy J 4 years ago

    I would use the with a black backgroundI would use them to make a throw for my daughter.

  82. Jereena Ameen Hussain 4 years ago

    I would make a English paper pieced hexagon quilt and a chevron quilt of course. Love Chevrons. Colorful fabrics!

  83. Joanna 4 years ago

    That fabric is sweet. Thanks for showing how to make the heart block. I’d love to make a quilt for a young girl in my family. It would be colorful and fun.

  84. Joan H. 4 years ago

    I would make a lap quilt for my very special sister.

  85. Mildred C 4 years ago

    I have several patterns that use FQ’s on my “to do” list. This set would be great!

  86. Suzanne B 4 years ago

    I love the heart chevron and I would make it for a new baby girl coming in the family.

  87. Barb in MI 4 years ago

    What a great tutorial – love the heart chevron quilt! I would make a Plus/ Cross quilt or the Pow Wow pattern form Cluck Cluck sew. Thanks so much!

  88. Bonnie Thiem 4 years ago

    I would make some bright tablerunners.

  89. Janet in ND 4 years ago

    I’d love to win these beautiful fabrics. I plan to use them in this lovely I Heart Chevron pattern and a portable Hopscotch runner for our grandchildren.

  90. Allison D 4 years ago

    So pretty! I’d make a rainbow hexie quilt.

  91. Sarah 4 years ago

    I just signed up for an online BOM quilting class at piles of fabric… I’d use some of this for that! 🙂 very nice prints that would be great in almost anything you want to make whimsical and bright!!!

  92. Carol 4 years ago

    Oh, I like your blog! The tutorial on making the hearts was great! I’m ready for the fabric now!

  93. Linda B 4 years ago

    I would make a leg blanket with this fabrics!

  94. tac 4 years ago

    I would make a lap quilt and some pillows to go with it.

  95. Laila (@OnlyLaila) 4 years ago

    One of my friends from college is expecting her first child. I would love to make a blanket for her baby.

  96. Debra Lee 4 years ago

    I actually think I would make this quilt!

  97. Kellye A 4 years ago

    I’d make a rainbow blocked quilt for my baby.

  98. Tara 4 years ago

    This is really cute! My daughter would love it

  99. RuthWW 4 years ago

    I am planning a new quilt for my daughter.

  100. carol 4 years ago

    I’d love to make the cheveron heart quilt with the bundle or some variation of it

  101. Ellen M. 4 years ago

    I might try placements and a table runner to start!

  102. CarolAnn H 4 years ago

    I would make a quilt from this line. So cheery!

  103. Barbara Norton 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Would love to make this! And would love to win! Thank you for the chance and the great tutioral!! I have wanted to try chevrons but have been afraid to! You make them look simple . Thanks!

  104. Amanda M 4 years ago

    I’d love to make a rainbow stripe quilt for my friend’s daughter 🙂

  105. Margaret Schindler 4 years ago

    I would make this chevron quilt I love it. Thanks for sharing

  106. Cindy in ND 4 years ago

    I’ve made a chevron quilt before and have wanted to make another one since!

  107. Bette 4 years ago

    I would make your beautiful quilt. Valentines are my favorite.

  108. Melissa 4 years ago

    I would make a rainbow quilt. Been itching to make one and this bundle is obviously perfect.

  109. Jess 4 years ago

    With those bright colors, I’d love to make a wall quilt to hang up in my daughters’ room! Something with rainbows (of course!). 😀 😀

  110. Nancy 4 years ago

    My Daughter-in-love just loves dots, chevrons and hearts.. I would love to make a quilt for my granddaughter out of these . I would be Granny of the year!

  111. Leesa in Oregon 4 years ago

    I just finished the top to my I heart chevrons and I LOVE IT!!!! I was able to use only fabrics I had hoarded from my stash to complete! I even think I have enough to do a piece backing. I LOVE this pattern and thank you so much for sharing this tutorial!! I think I will probably be making another one of these soon!! Thanks again!!

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    nicole 4 years ago

    Hooray Leesa!!! I am so so happy that you enjoyed the tutorial and that you finished the top – if you post this online would you please share with us? I would love to see it!!!

  113. Jenn 3 years ago

    So cute! Get tutorial! Have you seen Tula Pinks Paper Hearts quilt for the Sew Red book from 2013 (or was it 2014?). This is very similar but her patter has less cuts for the hearts. I’m in the process making one for my daughter’s bed with Nicey Jane I’ve been stashing :). Thanks for the great tut!

  114. KARA 3 years ago

    I LOVE this tutorial! Thank you so much! Easy to follow and GREAT pattern! Beautiful quilt!!! Thanks again!

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