Nothing quite beats the geometric style of chevrons, and they work beautifully on this free chevron baby quilt pattern by Manda McGrory. Grey is a great neutral for pairing with more daring shades, like this on-trend mustard colour, but of course you can always switch it up to the colours on this easy chevron quilt to suit your own style.
You will need
- Mustard quilter’s cotton ¾yd
- Grey quilter’s cotton ¾yd
- Brushed cotton or flannel for backing 30in x 42in
27in x 40in approx
All seam allowances are ¼in
Press all fabrics before cutting
Don’t forget to add a label – personalise with baby’s name and date of birth to create a lifelong keepsake.
Free chevron baby quilt pattern
You Will Need
- Quilting cotton
- Backing fabric
- Basic sewing kit
- Sewing machine
From the mustard fabric cut nine squares, each 8½ in. From the grey fabric cut nine squares, each 8½ in.
Making the half-square triangle units
The blanket is made using 35 half-square triangle (HST) units. This method makes four in one. To make your HSTs, place one mustard square right sides together on top of one grey square. Using a ¼in seam allowance, sew around all four sides of the layered squares.
Using a quilter’s ruler and a rotary cutter, cut the square in half across the diagonal, creating two triangles.
Then cut each triangle in half (again on the diagonal) to create four separate HSTs.
Carefully press each HST open, making sure not to stretch the fabric, and then trim the dog ears (the little points protruding beyond the triangle)
Repeat this process with all nine squares. This will create 36 HST units but you only need 35. Check to make sure all units are the same size, trimming if need be.
Assembling the quilt
On a flat surface, lay out your HSTs in a 5 x 7 layout, alternating the direction and colours, to create a chevron pattern.
Start sewing the HSTs together in rows, pressing the seams in rows 1, 3, 5 and 7 in the opposite direction to rows 2, 4 and 6.
Now sew the rows together, taking extra care to match up the diagonal seams on the HST units (this ensures neatly matching points). Press the seams open to reduce bulk. Once you have sewn all seven rows together, press carefully on the wrong side and then press all over on the right side.
Take your backing fabric and lay it on a flat surface, right side up. Lay the patchwork top on top of it, right side down, making sure that the backing fabric is larger than the top on all four sides. Pin in place.
Stitch around all four sides using a ¼in seam allowance and leaving a gap of about 6 in for turning. Cut off the excess backing fabric and clip the corners.
Turn right side out through the gap and press gently. Tuck the raw fabric edges inside the turning gap by ¼ in and press in place. Whipstitch the gap closed by hand and then topstitch around all four sides using a 1⁄8 in seam allowance to finish.
If you fancy having a go at another stylish chevron project, check out our chevrons quilt block pattern