The Free Motion Quilting Project: Double Irish Chain Free Quilt Pattern

Monday, September 19, 2016

Double Irish Chain Free Quilt Pattern

It's Quilty Box time! I received my Quilty Box for September last week and I've already pieced a beautiful Double Irish Chain with the awesome fat quarters included in the box.

Click Here to find this free quilt pattern at

Oddly enough, this was my first attempt at a Double Irish Chain, though I once made a quilt very similar for my Mother-in-Law, Ellen. Unfortunately I got a bit stubborn about the piecing design and didn't strip piece the quilt. It took FOREVER to create because every single piece was cut and sewn individually.

Learn how to make an easy Double Irish Chain quilt with a free video from Leah Day.
Lesson learned! Don't get stubborn!

As you can see from the video tutorial above, this Double Irish Chain quilt pattern is much, much faster and easier to create because we use strip piecing and cutting to create the blocks very quickly.

I'm not usually fond of scrappy quilts, but I really like how this turned out using five different printed fat quarters from the Madame Rouge collection. You can find many more patterns and beautiful fabrics at

So what are you going to make with your Quilty Box supplies? I love the red embroidery floss and it's definitely piqued my interest in redwork embroidery. Would you be interested in seeing a hand embroidery tutorial?

Please share the video with your friends and ask any questions you have in the comments below!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. It's lovely Leah - thanks for the lesson, I am adding it to my to-do list (my VERY long to-do list!)


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