Scrappy Irish Chain Variation is So Easy to Make

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Use Up Leftover Strips in This Lovely Quilt!

Jelly roll strips (2 1/2″) make cutting go quickly for this beautiful quilt. Choose a wide variety of fabrics for a wonderful scrappy look. Florals, plaids, dots and stripes are almost magically transformed into a lovely rendition of an “Irish Chain”.

Choose subdued fabrics or bright ones, in your favorite colors or in a coordinated combination. This is a good quilt to use up leftover strips on so keep that in mind as you’re selecting fabrics.

Bandana Chain Quilt Pattern

The accompanying video shows how to quickly make the center patches (25-patches) with strip sets. This is an easy pattern, provided you can cut accurately and sew a consistent 1/4″ seam. Experienced quilters will find this to be a nice project for helping a beginning quilter to learn on.

The finished quilt, by designer Diane Tomlinson, is 70″ x 90″. Adjust the size by adding or deleting rows of blocks.

Click here to purchase the “Bandana Chain” quilt pattern.




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