Thursday, January 26, 2023

Free pattern day! Irish Chain quilts

We are pleased to introduce another fabulous Free Pattern Day (we're on a roll!) Irish Chain quilts date to the early 1800s; they are made with squares that create a crisscross design (see our step-by-step Irish Chain Quilt tutorial (CLICK HERE!) We're showing two dozen FREE patterns for single, double, and triple Irish Chain quilts, plus some modern variations on a theme.

To go to a pattern: Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the words "CLICK for PDF download" (or the hyperlinked website name) in the title above the quilt.

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Irish Fade quilt, ~76” square, free pattern by Elise Lea for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Waterfall quilt, 98” square, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Irish Garden quilt, 72 x 89”, free pattern by Ariga Mahmoudlou for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Nara Irish Chain quilt, ~59 x 62”, free pattern by Elise Lea for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Norway quilt, 60” square, free pattern by Edyta Sitar for Andover Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Out of the Blue quilt, 80 x 98”, free pattern by Janet Houts for Andover Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Chain Charm quilt, 78 x 84”, free pattern by Denyse Schmidt for Free Spirit Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Clune quilt, ~58” square, free pattern by Max & Louise for Andover Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Country Fields quilt - Desertscapes, 54 x 66”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Country Fields quilt – Wishwell, 54 x 66”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Chain of Fools quilt, 74” square, free pattern at Moda Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Double Irish Chain quilt, 3 sizes, free pattern by Jackie Robinson for Maywood Studio (CLICK for PDF download)


Simply Blue baby quilt, 31 x 38”, free pattern by Sue Daley for Riley Blake Designs (CLICK for PDF download)

Irish Dreams quilt, 78” square, free pattern by Corey Yoder for P&B Textiles (CLICK for PDF download

Jewel Box quilt, 52 x 64”, free pattern by Jinny Beyer for RJR Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Nostalgia quilt, 68 x 76”, free pattern by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Hummingbird quilt, ~72 x 90”, free pattern by Gina Gempesaw for P&B Textiles (CLICK for PDF download)

Star Junction quilt, 54 x 66”, free pattern by Ariga Mahmoudlou for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Playtime baby quilt, 41 x 47”, free pattern at Riley Blake Designs (CLICK for PDF download)


Postage Stamp Stars quilt, 60 x 72", free pattern by Alexia Abegg for Cotton + Steel (CLICK for PDF download)

Prairie Crossing quilt, 57 x 72”, free pattern by Julie Hendricksen for Windham Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Seaside Cottage quilt, 74” square, free pattern by Natalie Crabtree for Anthology Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Jacob’s Ladder quilt, 80 x 100", free pattern by AE Nathan (CLICK for PDF download)


City Lights quilt, 50 x 60”, free pattern by Ariga Mahmoudlou for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Purple Stars quilt, 68 x 84”, free pattern by Cindy Carter at Carter Quilter (CLICK for PDF download)


X’s and O’s quilt, 69" square, free pattern by Anthology Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Daisy Chain – Light quilt, ~73” square, free pattern by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Daisy Chain – Dark quilt, ~73” square, free pattern by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


 Also see our Free Quilt Patterns for St. Patrick's Day including shamrocks!:

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the variations! Have always wanted to make one - maybe this will point me to that goal

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