Churn Dash Block
Intermediate | 14 min 11 sec
Churn Dash Block
Make Block
The charming Churn Dash block dates back to the early 1800s. (The block design resembles an overhead view of a butter churn, as the story goes.) Modern quilter and designer Heather Jones gives this traditional block a contemporary refresh using a cheeky print. Follow the step-by-step instructions here to make a set of your own modern Churn Dash Blocks.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Printed fabric: two 4” squares and four 2” squares
  • Solid fabric: two 4” squares and five 2” squares
  • Rotary cutter
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • Fabric scissors
  • Thread snips
  • Pins­
  • Pencil
  • Sewing machine and neutral thread
  • Iron and Ironing surface
  • 3 ½” square ruler (optional)
  • Pattern PDF
Learn how to:
  • Create half-square triangles
  • Square off blocks using a quilting ruler
  • Assemble the Churn Dash block
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channell woods
More than 3 months ago
Deborah Jackson
i liked easy to follow instructions
More than 3 months ago
Darlene Wright
In most all videos I watch, no backstitching is suggested. I really can understand the importance, in some cases. I only wish Heather would explain her reason for doing so. If I know the reason why, then I can except that instruction. Most always you are sewing the block together and handling carefully. Just my opinion. I love the Churn Dash too. Thank you Heather.
More than 3 months ago