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Chevron gone wrong

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Canadianprincess
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Chevron gone wrong

Post by Canadianprincess » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:25 pm

I'm new to quilting and wanted to make a chevron pattern.
I have made my pieces and are beginning to sew them together. I have them in length wise panels but I noticed that if I see them together my lines won't be correct at all. Can you help think of ideas to save my first quilt without having to take it all apart?

MainelyMe
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Re: Chevron gone wrong

Post by MainelyMe » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:31 pm

Would you be able to post a picture of what you have already done? That would be very helpful in helping you.
Joan

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Marilynsgrammy
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Re: Chevron gone wrong

Post by Marilynsgrammy » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:53 am

which pattern are you using? have you looked at u-tube videos?

maybe if we have the same pattern one of us can see where you are and help you from there

garden
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Re: Chevron gone wrong

Post by garden » Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:49 am

Did you make the pattern with charm packs or 2 1/2in strips. If you used the strips EL has a video called zig a zag pattern that may help you. If you used the charm packs check www.favequilts.com/chevron


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rosebud3
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Re: Chevron gone wrong

Post by rosebud3 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:43 am

Don't forget when you place the raw edges of your strips together they will appear as though they won't line up, but when you sew the 1/4" seam they should line up just fine.

Mary/Rosebud

FarmChick
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Re: Chevron gone wrong

Post by FarmChick » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:08 pm

If all else fails, add a strip of fabric between each chevron "panel" and call it a row quilt or a column quilt that you planned that way. No one will be any wiser and everyone will be impressed you made a quilt!

scrapquilter48
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Re: Chevron gone wrong

Post by scrapquilter48 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:17 am

Canadian princess, I had problems with chevron 1st attempt and gave up until over wknd saw a you tube that made use of binding ruler, too cool, everything matched and worked out PEACHY POOH! from Manitoba-canada

nanaquilter1954
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Re: Chevron gone wrong

Post by nanaquilter1954 » Fri May 15, 2015 11:34 am

I made a chevron quilt by sewing strips to a muslin foundation. It was then just a matter of laying out the pieces to form a chevron. It was time consuming though, but fun.

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