The Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt is an exciting and delightful way to express your creativity through the art of sewing and quilting. With a traditional pattern dating back to the 19th century, this colorful throw is a perfect project for beginners, but also offers a rewarding challenge for more experienced dressmakers. In this guide, you will embark on a journey through the world of fabrics, patterns and techniques to create a unique and special piece.
Before we dive into the process of making the Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt, let’s gather the necessary materials:
Colorful Fabrics: Choose from a variety of colorful and patterned fabrics that coordinate with each other. Be bold in choosing colors to bring your quilt to life!
Background Fabric: Choose a neutral fabric that contrasts well with the colors of colored fabrics. White or cream are popular options.
Cutting ruler and circular cutter: essential to ensure accurate and quick cuts.
Sewing Machine: Choose a machine that you feel comfortable sewing with.
Threads and Needles: Use high quality threads that match your fabrics and needles suitable for the type of fabric chosen.
Acrylic blanket and fabric for the back: essential for finishing the quilt.
Step by step:
Before cutting any fabric, let your creativity flow. Play around with different combinations of colors and patterns. Take the time to sketch out your design on paper to get a clear idea of what the end result will look like.
Cutting the Fabrics:
With your design in mind, start cutting the colored fabrics into strips of the same size. The strips are usually about 2.5 inches wide, but you can adjust to your preference. For the background fabric, cut squares the same size as the colored strips.
Assembling the Irish Chain:
Now it’s time to start assembling the quilt. Take a square of the backing fabric and sew a colored strip to the top. Then sew another colored strip to the right side of the square. Continue alternating between background squares and colored strips until you form a row.
Blocks and Lines:
Repeat the previous step to create more rows, alternating the colors of the strips as desired. Once ready, join the rows to form blocks. Continue assembling the blocks until you have the desired size for your quilt.
When all the blocks are together, add a fabric border of your choice around the quilt. This will add a finishing touch and help bring out the beauty of the design.
Now comes the fun part: the quilting! Use the acrylic blanket and backing fabric to sandwich the top of the quilt. You can opt for hand or machine quilting, with simple or more elaborate patterns.
Enjoy Your Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt:
After quilting, cut off the fabric scraps and do some finishing touches. Now, it’s time to admire your masterpiece! Your Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt is ready to brighten up your home and delight everyone with its vibrant colors and unique design.
With this creative guide, you will have immense fun making the Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt. Remember that sewing is an art, and each piece is an opportunity to showcase your unique personality and skills. Let your imagination run free and enjoy the entire creation process, from choosing the fabrics to the last quilting stitch.
Access the free quilt pattern/ Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt
If you liked this free quilt pattern, but still want to see some more options, we’ll leave you with other quilts below for your inspiration:
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