It’s Tuesday–and that can mean only one thing here at The Inbox Jaunt--It’s time for another FREE free motion quilt tutorial! Today we are stitching The Chevron. The Chevron is a beginner free motion quilt motif, and whether you are stitching on a domestic sewing machine like I do ( I stitch on a Bernina 820) or on a long arm machine, you will find this lovely pattern fast and fun. When stitched in rows in looks like a herringbone pattern. Perhaps that is why I think of it as an autumn pattern??
Like the Two Triangles free motion quilt tutorial from last week, The Chevron looks fabulous on any quilt with triangles. Also, it easily morphs into a gorgeous pine tree or Christmas tree.
Start sewing on the left rail and stitch a straight line up to the middle rail. Next, stitch down to the right rail and back up to the center rail. Stop here to plan…
NOTE: Your stitched lines will not be parallel-this is a “wobbly” triangle.
NOTE: In order to get sharp points, pause at each point before reversing direction. This takes a bit of practice-but YOU can do it!
By stitching several rows in opposite directions-we create a herringbone look very swiftly.
Also, it is very easy to make Christmas trees using The Chevron free motion quilt stitch. Simply make the chevrons smaller and smaller as you stitch upward. Add a star and a tree trunk and you have a quick pine tree for your Cabin Quilt or Christmas Quilt.
Play around with the size of the trees and soon you’ll have your own forest…
Have fun with this quick and easy free motion quilt tutorial, and stop by tomorrow--I am working on a mini quilt with trees and wrapped presents!
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