Single Irish Chain

single irish chain quilt

Single Irish Chain

Irish chain blocks are really popular traditional blocks. The Single Irish Chain quilt block is one of the simplest and easiest to sew. Maybe someday I will make a whole scrappy quilt using this block pattern.

As you must have already guessed we do try to give you many beginner level quilt blocks. Well this one is especially easy and a total scrapbuster! Just decide on your fabrics and let the block shine in your quilt.

Demo quilt by @zarkadia
Cutting Instructions for the Single Irish Chain quilt block

Always be careful of the colors you are choosing. They can easily mess up your block (or quilt) or on the contrary, make it shine! I prefer to make a test block before cutting pieces for the whole quilt. It makes me more confident to continue and make the whole thing.

And always remember FINISHED SIZE means the size it will be in a completed quilt. The measurements given already have the ¼ inch allowance included.

Finished Block Size

*SQ = Square/Squares

Cut 1 SQ from Dark fabric & 4 SQ from Light Fabric
Cut 8 SQ from Dark fabric & Light Fabric

6 inches

2.5 inches

1.5 inches

9 inches

3.5 inches

2 inches

12 inches

4.5 inches

2.5 inches

Demo quilt by @zarkadia
Demo quilt by @zarkadia
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Names of the block

Criss cross quilt, Simple cross, Pennsylvania

#REFERENCE: Maggie Malone “5500 Quilt Blocks Designs”
Demo quilt by @zarkadia
Block Variations

This beautiful block below is a variation of the Single Irish Chain quilt block and by just changing one fabric you get a whole different quilt block. Simply amazing!

Single Irish Chain quilt block variations
Video tutorial of the Single Irish Chain quilt block

I hope you will enjoy this video tutorial on how to make the SINGLE IRISH CHAIN quilt block and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more quilt blocks!

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