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Single Irish chain..... scrappy

Old 01-14-2015, 02:42 PM
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Default Single Irish chain..... scrappy

Is it practical to make a scrappy Single Irish chain using squares not strips.... I wondered if anyone had done that?
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:57 PM
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:59 PM
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Why not? Sure strip piecing is easier but scrappy is more interesting.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:00 PM
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I don't know if it is practical, but I've done it and will do it again.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:04 PM
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I think my aunt did one with squares many years ago.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:06 PM
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This is how it was done originally. Not as fast, probably not as accurate, but certainly doable.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:08 PM
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Sure! Have you ever heard of Bonnie Hunter's enders/leaders quilts? This would be a perfect candidate.

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Old 01-14-2015, 04:24 PM
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I made a triple Irish Chain prior to the rotary cutter with templates and sissors. That being said, I don't think I would want to make an Irish chain without rotary cutting and strip piecing, its so much more precise.
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:50 PM
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did you see this one? http://www.modabakeshop.com/
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:55 PM
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I 've been a quilter since the day of making templates from cardboard and using scissors, so all my quilts were done this way...including the Irish chains. Yes, it's do able, but it is more time consuming,tedious for accuracy and frankly it adds so much interest in the fabric "sparkle" when completed. Just my thoughts.
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