I am so excited to start my next do-it-yourself quilt along! I’m having a blast designing new quilt patterns and breaking them down into easy to follow step-by-step tutorials.
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:
I designed my quilt using Kona Cotton charm packs in their new classic palette.
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.
- 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?)
- 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.)
- Week 1 – Supply List and Introduction (today’s blog post above)
- Week 2 – Marking and Sewing the Charms
- Week 3 – Cutting and Trimming the Triangle Squares
- Week 4 – Sewing the Chevrons
- Week 5 – Assembling the Quilt Top
- Week 6 – Marking and Basting
- Week 7 – Machine Quilting Straight Lines
- Week 8 – Free Motion Pebble Quilting
- Week 9 – Binding and Finishing Your Quilt
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!