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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Indian Summer FREE Baby Quilt Pattern

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Or better titled, "My love affair with half square triangles continues."

My favorite way to make half square triangles is the 8 at a time method. If you don't know what that is, check out this blog post about HSTs and the three different ways to make them.​

I'm not one to be too persnickety about  squares being perfectly square, but this ruler does help those unruly edges that start to look more like rhombuses than squares.

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