Friday, August 9, 2013

Chevron Mini Quilt


Welcome back to Day 4 of our Marblehead Week of tutorials and giveaways! Enjoy the tutorial below and check out the details of our Marblehead Challenge for a chance to win $2500 in prizes.

Today's tutorial: Chevron mini quilt
We can't get enough of chevrons! Make a mini quilt using four Marblehead prints and simple half-square triangles. 


You'll Need:
  • Marblehead fat quarters: teal, orange, lime, and light blue
  • 5/8 yard backing fabric
  • 1/4 yard binding fabric
  • 20" square of batting
  • Fabric marking pen

Cutting
From each of the teal and orange prints:
Twelve 4" squares

From each of the lime and light blue prints:
Six 4" squares


Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all the orange squares, 3 light blue squares, and 3 green squares.

Pair a marked square right sides together with a green square. Stitch 1/4" on either side of the marked line.

Cut apart on the drawn line and press both HST units open.

Make 6 orange/light blue units, 12 orange/teal units, 6 light blue/teal units, 6 teal/green units, and 6 orange/green units.

Trim each unit to measure 3-1/2" square.

Lay out the HSTs into a chevron pattern as shown.

Join the HSTs into rows.

 Sew the rows together to complete the quilt top. 

Layer the backing right side down, batting, and quilt top. Baste and machine quilt as desired. This quilt is topstitched 1/4" on each side of the zigzag seams. 

Bind the quilt using two 2-1/4" x 42"strips. You're done!


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42 comments:

  1. A binding in the lime or black.

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  2. I am a new follower on bloglovin. I think the gold from the middle stripe should be the binding. Thanks for the give away!

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  3. I follow on bloglovin. I think black and white stripes or dots would highlight these great colors. Thanks for the fun!

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  4. I follow on bloglovin'. I'd use the teal for binding.

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  5. I follow on blogiovin. I'd use the teal for binding. This is great!

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  6. I am a follower by e-mail. I think black binding would make the colors pop.

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  8. I think lime would be nice. I follow via bloglovin

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  9. I would bind this quilt in the orange or a black and white graphic fabric. I follow you by email.

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  10. I like a binding that pops so I would use orange. I follow by email.

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  11. I follow by e-Mail, RSS Feed & FB :) I would use the teal to bind this wall hanging. It would frame it. Thanks for the give-away!

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  12. I think I would bind it in a teal stripe. I follow by Bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. I think black would be an awesome "frame," but I think Orange binding would rock, too! :)

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  14. I think teal would be pretty. Cute pattern!

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  15. I follow on Bloglovin'. I would use a black and white stripe for the binding.

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  16. I follow via email and I'd bind it in teal.

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  17. I follow by email, thank you. If it were my quilt, I would look for a striped fabric with most of the predominant colors of the quilt and use it for the binding. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  18. I'm already a follower by e-mail. I would make binding from the teal fabric. It would make a great frame for this pretty chevron design! tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  19. I already follow by e-mail and I think the orange would be pretty as the binding. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. I am already a follower. Any color you have already used will work. I think I'd use the yellow/gold, it would frame the piece and then pull your eye to the center.

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  21. I would use the lime to bind it. Love the HST!!!
    I follow by email.

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  22. I follow via email. I would bind it with orange.

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  23. I am signed up for emails. What about a binding in black/white diagonal stripe or polka dot?

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  24. i would bind it in black. i think that would make it really pop. i love this fabric line. if i could afford it i would buy some and make charity quilts for the american cancer society. can you just imagine how it would cheer a patient up? blessings, barbara babscorbitt@gmail.com i follow via email

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  25. I'd bind it in teal. I LOVE teal.

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  26. Teal for me too. I'm following with bloglovin.

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  27. Follow you on Bloglovin', maybe navy for the binding.

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  28. I follow by email and I would bind it with the lime. Its the only color not used twice!

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  29. i follow you through feedly - does that count? i would definitely go with the green.

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  30. I follow by email. I'd use the light blue. Thanks.

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  31. I follow via email. I would use teal for the binding.

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  32. I am already following via email and also on Bloglovin'.
    I don't see any names of each fabric unless I'm missing that somewhere but, the number fabric I might at least audition to see how it would look is #120-42911. That picks up each color you've used in this little quilt.

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  33. I am following you through Blog Lovin'. I think you should use the orange for the binding. It really would make things pop!

    Love this quilt! I have been wanting to make a chevron quilt and this is just the right size to try out the design.
    Sandy A

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  34. Follow through email. I'd use a black to bind it

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  35. I'd use the teal to bind it, it looks great on the cutting mat which is a similar shade. I follow on bloglovin'

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  36. I would use the lime, thanks for the giveaway.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  37. I'm a follower by email and I think the orange would frame it nicely

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  38. I am a new follower, I would make the binding with the green color.

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  39. I would bind it with the orange. I follow via email. thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. Orange!
    I'm a happy follower!

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  41. I follow with Bloglovin. I think a light blue binding would make the chevrons float.

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