Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Chevron quilt >

Chevron quilt

Chevron quilt

Old 08-30-2018, 01:45 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Nanaquilter12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 20
Default Chevron quilt

I am making a chevron quilt with big blocks(10”). I am sewing down the middle and cutting the pieces in half for my triangles. I press seams to the dark side. I pressed. My squares are Wonky! I used Best Press. Do I just need to use starch? I am having to cut them down 1” to get them squared up. Your helpful comments appreciated!

Last edited by QuiltnNan; 08-30-2018 at 05:38 PM. Reason: shouting/all caps
Nanaquilter12 is offline  
Old 08-31-2018, 04:03 AM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 11,239
Default

It's very easy to distort triangles. Even if you pressed rather than iron...
I do find that heavily starching before sewing helps. Make sure you don't tug or pull on the fabric as you stitch. I also have a Steady Betty pressing mat that helps.
PaperPrincess is offline  
Old 08-31-2018, 04:09 AM
  #3  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 38,331
Default

When you sew down on either side of a middle line of 2 squares, you are sewing on the bias. You can get some distortion on the bias.
Tartan is offline  
Old 09-01-2018, 12:17 PM
  #4  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Nanaquilter12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 20
Default

Tartan is there a better way to do large half square triangles?
Nanaquilter12 is offline  
Old 09-01-2018, 12:36 PM
  #5  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 38,331
Default

That is usually a good way for less distortion. I just cut the squares a little bigger to start and trim if needed when done like you did.
Tartan is offline  
Old 09-01-2018, 12:52 PM
  #6  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 24
Default

I did a large star quilt as a Christmas gift that used HSTs (I think they were 18? Big!) Like mentioned above, I just planned to trim them down to size after sewing. Much less headache that way!
VitaLuna is offline  
Old 09-03-2018, 08:48 PM
  #7  
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 7,778
Default

Originally Posted by Nanaquilter12 View Post
Tartan is there a better way to do large half square triangles?
There's a better way to do a chevron quilt, although it's probably too late now.

How to make a chevron (zigzag) quilt without triangles
Peckish is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
BeckySt
Pictures
26
08-21-2014 06:47 PM
wordpaintervs
Links and Resources
1
12-04-2013 11:55 PM
charismah
Pictures
26
02-27-2012 02:48 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.