Double Irish Chain Free Beginner Quilt Pattern
Irish Chain quilts look really complicated, but they're actually very easy and fast to piece! Learn how to make a Double Irish Chain this beginner quilting tutorial with Leah Day:
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Extra Quilting Tips and Tricks
The key to piecing a Double Irish Chain quilt quickly is to start with great fabric preparation. Make sure to prewash, starch, and press your fat quarters and background fabric so they are easy to cut into long strips.
Each step of the quilt making process builds on itself so if take the time to make your fabric easier to cut accurately, then your strip sets will be easier to piece. Then when you cut units from your strip sets, they will be more accurate too!
When it came to piecing the 5 patch blocks and rows of my Double Irish Chain, it actually required very little pinning because the pieces fit so perfectly together. Never discount the time you save by spending a bit more time preparing your fabric before you begin.
How to Finish Your Double Irish Chain Quilt
After piecing your Double Irish Chain Quilt, the next step is to baste it. You can learn my favorite method of quilt basting in the Waterfall Bargello Workshop.
In this workshop, I demonstrate how to baste a small quilt on a table top and guide you through all the steps of securing the layers together with two types of machine quilting to create a beautiful design on the surface.
If you've been curious about walking foot quilting and free motion quilting and wondering if you can use them together definitely give this workshop a try and learn more about the quilting process!
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