Christa’s Quilt Along 3.1 – Charming Chevrons Supply List

I am so excited to start my next quilt along! I’m having a blast designing new quilt patterns and breaking them down into easy to follow step-by-step tutorials.

To purchase a PDF download of this pattern, click here.

What do you get when you combine a couple of charm packs with a fun geometric design made from triangles? The answer is Charming Chevrons (48″ x 56″), shown below:

Charming Chevrons

I designed my quilt using Kona Cotton charm packs in their new classic palette.

I have put together quilt kits using the exact fabrics shown above, plus a couple of variations using these Moda charm packs shown below.

American Jane School Days

American Jane School Days

Chez Moi Coquette

Chez Moi Coquette

Supply List

Important! If you’d like to pick your own charms, make sure that each pack contains at least 42 – 5 inch squares. Be sure to purchase or cut extra charms if needed.

Fabric

  • 2 of the same charm packs in darks or prints – 84 charms total (Kona colors above)
  • 2 of the same charm packs in lights or neutral solids – 84 charms total (Grey above)
  • 1/2 yard for the binding (can be same as the background or something else)
  • 3 yards for backing split into 2 equal pieces if using all the same fabric. If you prefer a scrappy backing like I do, collect assorted chunks and scraps to total this amount.
  • Batting piece measuring at least 54″ x 62″ – (why not piece together some leftovers?)

Supplies

  • Basic sewing equipment in good working order
  • Rotary cutting mat and equipment
  • Iron and/or pressing tool
  • A variety of acrylic plastic ruler sizes including a 6 inch square up ruler (or larger)
  • Brand new sewing machine needles (I always start with a fresh needle on a new project!)
  • Frixion marking pen for drawing straight piecing lines (or your favorite marking pen)
  • Neutral cotton thread for piecing
  • Decorative thread to match fabrics for quilting
  • Walking foot for straight line quilting
  • Optional – darning foot for free-motion quilting (FMQ)
  • Optional – design wall or large space to lay out your design
  • Optional – blue water soluble marking pen for marking quilting lines
  • Optional – pinmoors and pins for easy basting
  • Optional – supreme slider, machingers gloves, bobbin washers for smooth FMQ

Sewing Schedule (All links will be active once each step has been completed.)

Based on past tutorials, I am allowing plenty of time to sew the quilt together so no one feels rushed. You are always welcome to work ahead or slow it down. That’s the beauty of this quilt along – you can sew and quilt at your own pace!

When you work on this quilt or any of my other quilt alongs, please share pictures of your work on my flickr group: Christa’s Quilt Along.

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28 Responses to Christa’s Quilt Along 3.1 – Charming Chevrons Supply List

  1. Ann says:

    I would like to make this for a baby gift — how would you modify the size?

  2. Jen says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. I can’t wait to get started on it! I have a question, just wondering if it is absolutely necessary to trim the blocks? Aren’t the charm squares all the same size to start? I guess I’m kind of lazy and wonder if I could get away without doing this step? Thank you.

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  4. Michelle says:

    I have come across this quilt along and bought the fabric this past weekend at our MQG meet up. When I got home to check out my supplies I realized that this was present last year. I was so excited when I found it, I missed the dates! LOL So I am writing to ask if you plan to leave these links up for a bit or if I should print it out? If you plan to leave it up, I will view it online and save the tree from printing. If you think it will come down, I’ll print. I thought it wise to check in.

    Thank you for sharing your creative skills with us!
    Michelle

    • Christa says:

      I’m glad you found it! I plan on leaving these links up indefinitely so you can use them whenever you like. Enjoy and be sure to post your progress on flickr for all to see :-)

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  7. valleyd1990 says:

    Reblogged this on ValleyD Creates and commented:
    I started this quilt this past weekend…stayed tuned for pics, I’m very excited!!!!

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  9. Ashley says:

    I’m a little late to this quilt along, but I’m buying my supplies today! I simply love this :) Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. stjohnmbc says:

    Christa you mention piecing the batting, any tips on doing this?

    • Christa says:

      You can piece your batting from leftover scraps. Make sure you have a straight clean edge and line up your pieces next to each other but do not overlap. Then sew together with a wide zig-zag catching each piece of batting as you go.

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  13. Kirsten says:

    Great idea for a couple of charm packs – chevrons are such a fabulous design!

  14. cindyjosspot says:

    Thank you for this tutorial.

  15. Michelle says:

    What a beautiful design, love it!

  16. TX JennyWren says:

    Woo Hoo, I am in!! I ordered my kit this evening. What day each week will you be posting the instructions? This will be fun and I LOVE the Chevron Quilt!!

  17. Aggie says:

    I found you just in time! I have been eyeing chevron quilts for a few weeks now and along comes your blog to help me step-by-step! I am so excited to be part of this process. Thank you!

  18. Mema says:

    Another simple but effective quilt, lovely! Just wanted to tell you how I love getting to work each morning, here is Australia, and find an interesting message or inspiring idea waiting for me on my computer. I always open your blog for a quick read, then often go back to it during my lunch break to digest it fully! And send it to my home email for more reading!

  19. Stacy says:

    I Love this Christa!!

  20. Kathie says:

    I’m so excited! My daughter has requested a chevron quilt so this was to be my next project! Much more fun to work on a QAL!

    • Christa says:

      Excellent Kathie! I’m glad you will be joining us. :-)

      • Kathie says:

        Thanks Christa! I do have a question. Would it be okay to use a layer cake instead of charm packs to make it larger?

      • Christa says:

        Absolutely! Using a layer cake instead of a charm packs to make it bigger is a wonderful idea! You can either cut your layer cake into 4 squares each so you have twice as many blocks. Or you can follow along and sew each layer cake square as an over-sized charm to make bigger blocks.

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