Irish Bandana Chain May Be The Easiest Thing You’ll Ever Stitch


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The Bandana Chain: An Irish Quilt

Every once in a while, I like to go back to the quilting classics, and nothing gets more classic than an Irish Bandana Chain. This gorgeous quilt is super simple to make, and beyond beautiful.


Colleen Towkey from Fons & Porter stitches up this simply in one of her Quilting Quickly video tutorials. You’ll be surprised as to just how easy it is to make, and once you make it, you’ll love your finished quilt.

So, wanna make this baby yourself? Easy. Let’s get started by gathering your fabrics: you’ll need a background fabric, and multiple patterned strips to work with. 

Making The Irish Quilt

Stitching this quilt may be the easiest quilting project you’ll ever do. To start your quilt, gather your fabrics. The total block is 25 squares, so you can use up to 25 fabrics!

Start with little strips of fabric and stitch 5 of those strips together. Then, cut those into smaller bits, making the squares. Then, you’ll stitch 5 of those squared strips together. That’s your block!

For the second of the two blocks, it’s a little bit more simplistic. The background fabric and two little squares per side makes up the other block, with a large piece of background fabric set in the middle.

Then, you’ll alternate these blocks back and forth to make the finished quilt top. Add your batting, your backing fabric, and any borders you’d like, and the quilt is done!


Watch Fons & Porter’s video below to get a better idea of how this quilt is made. You won’t believe how easy it is, and you’ll love making it just as much as I did!

Happy Quilting!