4th of July Chevron Block Tutorial

Chevrons seem to be all the rage these days. I have seen them EVERYWHERE!

I decided that it was time to add my own take on the situation and it is made in 4th of July celebratory colors!

This is a block that I made for a block swap I participate in, my partner asked for Red, White & Blue and I thought a tutorial might be in order!

Supplies:

Each square measures 4 1/8″ to get a 3.5″ block after cutting.

Top Chevron – White – 2 squares
Second Chevron – Light Blue – 4 squares
Third Chevron – Medium Blue – 4 squares
Fourth Chevron – Dark Blue – 4 squares
Fifth Chevron – Red – 2 squares

6.5″ square
Marking pen or pencil

Sewing – (make 12 Half Square Triangles)

Step one: white and light blue, right sides together – take a 6.5″ square ruler and a marking pen/pencil and go corner to corner – see example:

Step 2: Line up your foot on the line and sew along each side with a 1/4″ seam.

Sorry for the orientation of the pic – I had trouble rotating it 🙁

Step 3 – Cut the squares apart on the line

Press your seams – depending on how you put your chevrons together you will want to press towards the dark or the light fabric.

Construct your chevron block:

Follow my block for constructing your finished block

Sew your rows together. Top row – press your seams left, next row down – press your seams right, next row – press your seams left, bottom row – press your seams right.

Sew your rows together – the cutting measurements above will get you a 12.5″ square block.

Remember, you don’t have to do your chevrons in so many different colors, you can use as few as 2 or as many as 5.  Good luck!

I hope you have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July!

Here’s where I’m linking up this week.

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5 Responses to 4th of July Chevron Block Tutorial

  1. ZiaMaria says:

    Very nice tutorial and easy to follow, thanks for taking the time to share.

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  5. Lisa L. says:

    How did I never comment on this post! Thank you for the great tute. Love your patriotic chevron!

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