Super Easy Chevron

I have had Chevrons on the brain lately. You too?

With all of the adorable Chevron fabrics coming at me from every direction, it is no wonder, though.

And then, I received this lovely little bundle in the mail
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The lovely Violet Craft took mercy on a girl and sent me some of her fantabulous scraps. Can I tell you how much I love this line? I seriously can’t wait for yardage. Can.Not.Wait.

So, I cut. And all of a sudden, I had myself a couple of these.
What a lovely afternoon. Thank you @violetcraft !

Since it is so simple and easy, I am hesitant to even call this a tutorial. Perhaps a tip-torial.

The scraps were various sizes and had quite a few angles, so for some of these I worked with bias edges, but for the most part, I was able to make half square triangles from charms.

For each 8.5″ block, you will need:
2 of the same matching 5″ charms
2 of the same solid 5″ charms

You are going to make yourself a passel of HST. I draw my lines down the diagonal of the square and then chain piece them in pairs.
Your pair ready to be sewn
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Then, it is time to sew them together. I like this method because it keeps my pairs together until I am ready to cut them apart. Sometimes a couple of days go by between steps. When I am ready to move on to the next step, they are already neatly piled in pairs for me.
Sister HSTs
Sew your first HST down 1/4″ from the line as normal. When you get to the end, flip it around and do the other side. I hate feeding the same piece of fabric through my machine multiple times, so this makes it so I just have to touch it once and it’s done. Then, without cutting the thread, feed the next pair of charms under the presser foot. Repeat. You save a wee bit of thread and your squares are neatly tied together :)

Then, lay them out like so and sew them into pairs
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Then press your pairs and sew them into chevrons
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Just make sure to add sashing in between or you are going to end up with zig-zags.

Hopefully, I’ll have a finish (or two) by the weekend!

PS: If you are Utah blogger/Sewing Summit-er/SNAP-er, there is a fun gathering tonight @ Material Girls @ 7! It would be so fun to meet you there!

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2 Responses to Super Easy Chevron

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    prsd4tim2 says:

    I really love the chevrons, and your method looks super efficient and do-able. Now if I just didn’t have to draw those lines…. And the fabric is awesome. I can’t wait for its release. I know I’ll have to indulge. Again.

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    Susi says:

    This looks so beautiful!!!