The Irish Chain Quilt Pattern: A Quilty Mystery

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The above photo is from Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration by Denyse Schmidt.


I come to you today, writing this blog post on a typewriter, in a trench coat, smoking a cigar.

Okay, not really. But I should be. Because the Irish Chain Quilt, though seemingly just beautiful and innocent and a great choice for your next quilting project, is actually very, very mysterious.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Rail Fence Quilt Pattern

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There are three groups of people that should definitely try out the Rail Fence Quilt Pattern:

  1. Quilters who are really good at sewing quarter-inch seams. You know who you are. You rock the quarter-inch seam. You own the quarter-inch seam. You, my friends, can take that skill straight to the Rail Fence Quilt bank, and whip out a masterpiece in no time.​
  2. Quilters who struggle with sewing quarter-inch seams.
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A Quilty Adventure Part V: How to Sew with Poplin

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People always say that around Christmas, the media is all, “You deserve warmth and comfort and relaxation!” and then when the New Year hits, it switches to, “Get with the program! Get in shape! Get practical!”

Well, I’m about to take a page from the mainstream media playbook (since I’m just as widely circulated, right?) We ended the year with a comfy drive through Jersey and Wool, but now, it’s time to face reality.

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