Have you made our basic block quilt and looking to something with a little more design but still easy? You're in luck! Try our chevron striped quilt top. This still utilizes the basic block pattern, but now with two fabrics stitched into one block. The way you lay it out, makes it look like a beautiful zigzag design. This quilt has a simple design, but the fabric you choose can really make it shine. In this demo, we just show you how to create the quilt top but putting it together is the same as in our block quilt tutorial starting here.
It's also a larger quilt, but you can easily adjust the size by adding or removing rows so that's it's the perfect size for you. This top comes out to about the size of a full-size quilt, 80" X 90". For the fabric backing, I would get at least 5 1/2 yards. If you use 44/45" fabric, you'll cut the 5 1/2 yards in half (or ask the fabric store to cut two pieces of 2 3/4"), stitch the two pieces together at the length. You'll end up with one big backing that should be about 88" X 99". If you get batting by the yard, this usually comes 90" in width, so I would purchase at least 2 3/4 yards of this. Of the binding, you can either make your own or use premade binding. You'll need at least 10 yards of binding, which should equal about 4 packages of 3 yards each.
Instead of stitching between each row when I'm doing my topstitch, I sew along the design of the zigzag. I really liked how this came out. If you make a quilt, please upload a picture as we'd love to see it.
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