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Irish Chain Table Topper

Showcase your fussy-cutting skills in a striking table topper. Select high-contrasting, strong colors to create a graphic quilt. Fabrics are from the Jacobean Jewels collection from Red Rooster Fabrics.

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Assemble Block A


When assembling blocks, press seams as specified in the instructions so blocks will nest in the finished quilt top. The other option is to press all seams open.

1. Sew together a pink tone-on-tone 2x42" strip and a cream print 2x42" strip to make a strip set (Diagram 1). Press seam toward pink tone-on-tone. Repeat to make two strip
sets total. Cut strip sets into 40—2"-wide segments total.

2. Sew together two segments to make a Four-Patch unit (Diagram 2). Press seam in one direction. The Four-Patch unit should be 3-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 20 Four-Patch units total.

3. Lay out one Four-Patch unit, two cream print 2x3-1/2" rectangles, and one pink tone-on-tone 2" square in two rows (Diagram 3). Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward cream print rectangles. Join rows to make a block corner; press seam toward top row of block corner. The block corner should be 5" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 20 block corners total.

4. Referring to Diagram 4, lay out four block corners, four cream print 3-1/2x5" rectangles, and one pink tone-on-tone 3-1/2" square in three rows. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward block corners and pink tone-on-tone square. Join rows to make a Block A. Press seams toward center row. The block should be 12-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make five A blocks total.

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