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Chevron Quilt

If you are new to quilting you should give this one a try. It is the chevron quilt. To make it even easier purchase a layered cake of quilting squares precut in 10" blocks. I love the magic of sewing the 10" squares right sides together first all long all four sides. Then cut the block from corner to corner making wonderful triangles. Rearrange the triangles to create this chevron pattern.
I was given this fabric years ago. Really it so ugly to me I had tried to throw it out several times. However,  like books, I have an extremely hard time throwing out fabric. I know that if I can find the right project every fabric has a use. 
Once I saw the chevron quilt I knew that this was the right project for this fabric. I bought a twin size batting piece and cut it in half for a throw blanket, 
My favorite part of quilting is playing with the color variations. I have seen rainbow bands of color as well as a mix of prints and designs.
Can you use this quilting technique for other quilt patterns? Yes! I originally cut out these Art Gallery fat quarters for a second chevron quilt. However, when I started to play with the triangles I decided to mix them up and created this fun design.
The possibilities are endless with fabric from your stash. I do advise buying a solid print and using what you have or pairing it with coordinate prints. 
I am still learning how to quilt everything together. One quilter that has helped me feel more confident with free motion quilting is Angela Walters. If you think you have seen her before you are right! She is also known as the Midnight Quilter. I adore both youtube channels. 
One more awesome tip I have for quilters is to buy a dollar tree vinyl table cloth with the white flannel backing, tack it to a wall wrong side facing out and then place your quilt blocks on the white flannel. I love this because you do not have to place your blocks on the floor anymore.
Also to tack the tablecloth up use these Command large picture heavy duty stripes. Attach them to your wall and then along the short side of the right side of the vinyl tablecloth. This way you can fold it up and put it away when you are not using it.
Best Wishes and Tons of Stitches!

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