Diamond Chandelier Quilt Calculator

The Diamond Chandelier Quilt is deceptively easy to make.

Diamond Chandelier Quilt Block
Diamond Chandelier Quilt Block 9.25″ x 16″ Finished
Diamond Chandelier Quilt
66′ x 82″ Finished

I used the Creative Grids Non-Slip 60° Diamond Ruler 8½” By Krista Moser. It comes in two sizes, large and mini. Use the 8″ size of the large ruler to make this version.

Diamond Chandelier Quilt Units

The ruler is used to cut every unit needed to complete the quilt.

4-Patch Unit Strip Pieced from 2-1/2″ strips
9-1/4″ x 16″ Block Sides cut from 4-1/2″ strips
Plain Block cut from 8-1/2″ strips
Diamond Chandelier Top / Bottom Triangle
Top and bottom setting triangles cut from 8-1/2″ strips
Diamond Chandelier Side Triangle
Side Setting Triangle cut from 5-1/4″ strips
Diamond Chandelier Corner Triangle
Corner Triangle cut from 8-1/2″ x 13″ segment

Watch the video below to see how to make the size quilt you want and how to cut and piece the Diamond Chandelier Quilt Block.

Download the coloring diagram and piecing diagram shown at the end of the video.

What Size Is Your Quilt?

As shown in the video, the first thing you’ll want to know is how big or small to make your quilt. Use the Design / Size A Quilt Calculator to do that. In that calculator, enter the finished Block Width as 9.25 and the Block Length as 16.

Sashings will not work for this quilt, however, you can add borders if you like. When you’re happy with the Quilt Finished Size the calculator gives you the Blocks Across and Blocks Down. Use these numbers for the Diamond Chandelier Calculator below. Additionally, the Design / Size Calculator gives you Binding, Backing and Border (if any) fabric requirements.

Diamond Chandelier Quilt



Dark Fabric

Light Fabric – Same as Dark Fabric




Cut 1 @ 8-1/2″ X 13″. Fold wrong sides together. Cut 2 left corners and 2 right corners.



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4 responses to “Diamond Chandelier Quilt Calculator”

  1. Heather Johnstone Avatar
    Heather Johnstone

    Simply a wonderful pattern,if you do not have a diamond ruler what can you use in its place?

    1. I don’t know of any other way unless you can find a pattern with paper templates. I wasn’t really looking for a paper pattern since I already had the ruler. Good luck with your search!

  2. Barbara Avatar

    If you have your strips correct then the angle of the cut is 60 degree angle. The part of size of the block is also given, again another 60 degree angle. Am I wrong?

    1. The ruler is a 60 degree angle so you are correct that the angles are 60 degrees.