One of the things I've learned since beginning this quilting adventure is that all quilt kits aren't the same. The first kit I worked on was from Craftsy and had step by step instructions. Silly newbie me thought that all kits would be like that, hahaha. So, I saw this kit on sale and thought, great deal, I'll get it and eventually figure it out. Then, my oldest son, the last "kid" (at 25) to have a quilt made for him chose this kit for his quilt. Not only had I not worked with chevrons before, I hadn't worked with flannel either. The instructions didn't tell me how to put the chevrons together, so after doing some internet surfing, I found that the 'ears' should stick out 1/4". Great... or not! I am beginning to dread working on this quilt. I spend so much time measuring and ironing and trying to make sure the ears are exactly 1/4" and then end up ripping out as much as I'm sewing together. I'm so happy to have it half-way done (the left side as you can see) but I'm hoping for some suggestions to make this chevron piecing process easier.
This is the way I'm measuring each chevron ear.
Does anyone have any tips or suggestions? I'd really appreciate some advice!