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Comfort and Charm Irish Chain Quilt



This Comfort and Charm Irish Chain Quilt is an ideal beginning quilt pattern for a bed size quilt. With simple nine patch blocks that form a single Irish chain quilt pattern, you can create a beautiful quilt without knowing much about piecework. The flannel prints make this quilt cozy enough for winter! A second color option gives you plenty of flexibility with this pattern.

Comfor and Charm Irish Chain Quilt
This image courtesy of rjrfabrics.com

Project Type: Make a Project

Quilt Size: 81 inches wide x 102 inches long

Time to complete: A week or two

Primary Technique: Applique

Difficulty Level: Easy

This was one of our most popular projects from 2012. See our collection of the 100 Best Quilt Patterns for Free for other reader favorites!

Note: This quilt pattern was designed using fabrics in the Comfort & Charm collection from RJR Fabrics. Fabrics are coded in materials list. Pattern includes fabric requirements and instructions for alternate color option.


Comfort and Charm Irish Chain Quilt



Comfor and Charm Irish Chain Quilt


  1. Sew one strip of Fabric 3 on each side of the Fabric 4 strips, as shown in Diagram 1, to make 6 sets of Fabrics 3/4/3. Cut these sets into 3-1/2" strips as shown in Diagram 2.

    Comfort and Charm Irish Chain Quilt
  2. Sew two Fabric 4 strips to a strip of Fabric 3 as shown in Diagram 3. Repeat 2 more times to make 3 sets of Fabrics 4/3/4. Cut these sets into 3-1/2" strip sets as shown in Diagram 4.

    Comfort and Charm Irish Chain Quilt
  3. Nine-Patch Block: The nine-patch block requires 2 strips of Fabrics 3/4/3 and one 4/3/4 as shown in Diagram 5.

    Comfort and Charm Irish Chain Quilt
  4. Constructing the Quilt: For rows 1,3,5,7, and 9 sew nine-patch to alternate floral square, connecting 4 nine-patch blocks and three floral blocks as shown in Diagram 6.

    Comfort and Charm Irish Charm Quilt
  5. For rows 2,4,6, and 8 repeat as shown in Diagram 6, beginning and ending rows with floral block instead of nine-patch block. Sew completed rows together to form the quilt top.
  6. Borders: Sew two 2-1/2" strips of inner border Fabric 2 end-to-end to form one long strip the length of the top and the bottom edges of the quilt top. Sew strips to the quilt top. Repeat for the sides of quilt top.
  7. Square-in-a-Square Block: Sew triangles to small floral square starting with the top and bottom and then side to side as shown in Diagram 7.

    Comfort and Charm Irish Chain Quilt
  8. Sew two and a half 7-1/2" border strips end-to-end and sew them to either side of quilt top. Trim to fit. Sew square-in-a-square block to both ends of top and bottom borders referring to cover picture for placement. Sew to quilt.
  9. Binding: Sew 2-1/4" strips of binding fabric end-to-end, to form one continuous strip. This is a double binding. Press in half lengthwise. Bind as usual.



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Feb 26, 2014

I am looking for the triple irish chain quilt pattern & insructions


Jan 3, 2014

Why does it say primary technique is applique? I see no applique.


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