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Thread: 2 Chevron quilts - comparison of 2 different methods

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    2 Chevron quilts - comparison of 2 different methods

    I made these 2 chevron quilts using different methods. The blue/green one was made using half square triangles. The pink/yellow/green one was made using rectangles and this pattern:

    http://beesquarefabrics.blogspot.com...t-without.html

    I thought it would be good to give a comparison of the two methods.
    Half square triangle method:

    • Starched the fabric
    • Layout was straight rows, easier to keep track of as I was going along
    • Outer edge was all on the grain of the fabric, so it was easy to handle

    Rectangle method:

    • Starched the fabric
    • Layout was diagonal rows. I had to keep the whole quilt laid out so I wouldn’t assemble it wrong
    • Once the outer points were trimmed off, the entire outer edge was on the bias
    • Sandwiching it was very difficult. Even with starch, I still had some stretching and distortion
    • I quilted a looser design so that I could work with the fullness. I did have a few small pleats in the edges, but the binding covered it well.
    • If I had put a border on this, it may have been easier to handle.


    I’m happy with how they both came out, but next time, I will use the triangle method. It was less hassle overall.

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    Great quilts and thanks for comparing the two methods!
    Linda

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    one looks just as great as the other
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    They are both beautiful. I have used the 1/2 triangle method and I think I will continue to use it based on your comments about the second method. I always have stretching on bias edges no matter how careful I am.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    Interesting comparison Both quilts look great.

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    Both are very nice

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    They are both beautiful. Thanks for the interesting comparison.

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    Both are so bright and happy quilts!!
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    Those are awesome, a chevron is on my list to do, I have had that pattern book marked for a very long time. Thanks for posting, it was a great reminder for me.

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    Good to know but they both look great!

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