I would like to introduce the Chevron stitch, which is the stitch I’m featuring today in my seam treatment series. I must admit that when I first started stitching, I had a lot of problems with the Chevron, not sure why but I did. However, I have grown to really love this stitch as it offers a lot of opportunities for embellishing. So, I started by tracing this seam using one of Kathy Shaw’s templates offered in her Stunning Stitches For Crazy Quilts book. This is a great resource if you don’t already have it in your personal library!
Once my tracing was complete, I stitched the Chevron stitch in a size 8 Perle cotton with Colour #36. I added Very Velvet Petite in a yellow scrap at the tops of the “V’s”. I then added three straight stitches using Colour #175 and a couple of additional straight stitches with a fine metallic machine thread.
As I mentioned above, the Chevron stitch offers lots of opportunities for embellishing. I’ve added some sequin flowers with a bead in the centre.
I could easily have added additional either French knots or beads on the remaining straight stitches but have opted to leave these. Finally, I added some butterfly charms.
Here is a summary of what you need to create this Chevron stitch
- Template from Kathy Shaw’s Stunning Stitches For Crazy Quilting
- Chevron stitch = Colour #36, size 8 Perle cotton
- Straight stitches = Colour #175, size 8 Perle cotton
- Sequins, beads, charms of your choice
Mary has completed a great video for the Chevon stitch, check out Needle ‘N Thread
To learn more about my seam treatment series, check out categories – crazy quilting – seam treatments.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the Chevron Stitch. Remember, you can use what YOU have in your stash OR you can pick up these colours to ADD to your stash!