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Double Irish Chain Quilt Top Construction

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

Cost:  $45 + $10 Pattern

Prerequisite:  Beginner Class





In this class you will construct a quilt top approximately 66 x 66 inches. You will learn proper techniques for squaring up fabric and blocks from strips using rulers and rotary cutters.  You will also learn proper fabric preparation and cutting techniques. Come along and let’s get busy quilting!


- Sewing Machine and tools necessary for basic sewing (scissors, seam ripper, needles, long straight pins with large heads, bobbins, marking pencil, screw driver, etc.)

- Thread – white or neutral will do, make sure it is good quality sewing thread

- Rotary cutter (I will supply a mat)

- Rulers - Ruler to cut long straight cuts (i.e. 6 X 12 inch) and a large square ruler is good (12 X 12 inch or bigger). Do not go out and buy these sizes if you already have one that will do. Do not buy squares with the center cut out, these are not for measuring.

- Tape measure


- Fabric (45" wide) - You will need two colors of fabric for our quilt. A light fabric and a pastel work great when you quilt this quilt!  This must be 100% cotton, good quality material. Watch for stains, holes, or dry rot.  Fabric should be just as it is cut from the bolt, with selvages intact.  You may wash and dry the fabric if you wish.


- Minimum amounts 43" - 45" material:

  • Dark fabric (strips, border 2, and binding - 2 1/4 yds
  • Light fabric (strips, blocks, and borders 1 & 3) – 3 ½  yds


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