We are back with an all new craft today! This one hails from Amy of Positively Splendid and is sure to be a great addition to the home. There are two things that have been quite the popular trend in the world of decorating; monograms and chevron prints. Why settle for one when you can have them both with this Quilted Chevron Monogram craft that takes your initials (or just a single letter) and turns it into something fabulous? Interested in learning how to create your own monogram? Let’s get started!
CLICK HERE to view the Quilted Chevron Monogram project on Positively Splendid
Fabric Scraps in Two Different Patterns (preferably full-width, selvage-to-selvage pieces)
Rotary Cutter and Mat
Washable Ink Marker
Large Wooden or Cardboard Letter (Cardboard used is 9x12x1.5 inches; purchased from Joann)
Pinking Shears (optional)
Hot Glue Gun
If using full-width fabric pieces, fold your fabric in half, selvage to selvage. Use your rotary cutter and mat to cut your fabric into 1.5″ strips from the selvage edge to the fold, so that you wind up with a strip that is 1.5″ by the full width of your fabric (typically 45 inches). For the letter above, Amy cut 4 strips of each different fabric. Now, cut each of these strips in half, so that you are left with two strips that are 1.5 by 22.5 inches. (Alternatively, if you are using smaller pieces of fabric, use your rotary cutter to cut 8 pieces from each of your two fabrics that are 1.5 by 22.5 inches.)
Using a 1/4″ seam, stitch your pieces together at their long edges, alternating your patterns. Press your seams.
Take your assembled piece, and use your rotary cutter and mat to precisely square off all of the edges, so that you have a perfect rectangle. Use your washable ink marker to measure in 3 inches from the lower left corner of your piece. Now, take your ruler and rotary cutter, and cut a wedge from this side of your piece by connecting the top left corner and the mark you just made, as shown.
Repeat this step on the right side of your assembled piece. (Refer to the diagram below.)
Are you starting to get the hang of things? CLICK HERE to view the rest of the instructions on Positively Splendid. Good luck!!