Five patch chain with jelly rolls video tutorial

This block is fun to make.

I used jelly roll strips for these so to speed up the process.

Check out the end of the tutorial for layout suggestions and fabric recommendations below.

Five patch chain block cutting directions

  • 1 strip, 2 1/2″ x 21″ in aqua
  • 1 strip, 2 1/2″ x 21″ in navy
  • 1 square, 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ in navy
  • 4 strips, 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ in pink

Finished block size

10″ x 10″

Fabric suggestions

I used jelly rolls strips for this block and I think this Tula Pink would suit this block perfectly.

Or this other Fossil Fern Brights Pinwheel jelly roll.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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5 patch chain quilt block

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  1. Thank you, Teresa……this looks so easy, which I love! I have a “spotted” fat quarter.bundle that I’ll use, thus giving me a variety of coloured blocks. Cheers, Elizabeth

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