Free Irish Chain Quilt Patterns – Find inspiration & tutorials to make your own irish chain quilt. Great for any level of quilter,scraps and quick quilts!
The irish chain was really one of the first quilts that I had made when I started quilting.
It’s a simple block, but has a complicated look about it! It’s all squares and depending on the method used for the piecing, these can be strip pieced. Strip piecing will save a lot of time!
I’ve seen a irish chain quilts in rainbow layouts, scrappy layouts (it uses a lot of scraps!) or fabric line layouts. All of these are perfect for the irish chain.
There is also a double irish chain – which is super cute as well, but a little more work. Not much though. 🙂
Irish Chain Quilt Supplies:
Supplies you may need:
- Rotary cutter or a new sharp blade
- Cutting Mat
- Quilt Ruler
- Sewing Machine – this brother is my favorite!
- Iron – here or here
- Seam Ripper – not my favorite thing to do!
Irish Chain Quilt Tutorials:
This is a scrappy version of the irish chain quilt. Love the mix of bright colors!
This one is a fun one because of the dark background! Would work great for a boys quilt as well.
This is a single Irish chain quilt – the idea of only using two colors is fun!
This Irish Chain is done using jelly roll strips. Would be a great one to swap fabrics for!
These blocks and quilt top were all sewn in between stitching another quilt. It’s almost like a few quilt!
You can mix a few colors into the quilt— but still have control over them.
Great placement of the yellow and blue.
It’s amazing what happens when you fiddle with the 9 patch block, all of those white squares are part of it!
You sew the 9 patch of the Irish chain with 5 white or background fabrics.
The Triple Treat Irish quilt. Darker background again….and scrappy!
This one is a more modern take on it. The placement of the colors and background- such a different look to the traditional!
This version adds a half square triangle to the mix. It brings on a whole new look!
This one also plays with the center block–it’s a snowball quilt block. Looks like a circle!
Irish flower – great use of the center of the chain!
Not a full tutorial, but just using it to show off how you can put your favorites or memories in the large spaces.
My other favorite kind of quilts are ones with stars! Here are some fun star quilt tutorials:
Have you made an Irish Chain quilt before? Do you have a favorite layout or pattern design? Share it in the comments!