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Directions For the Churn Dash Quilt Block

The Churn Dash quilt block is an interesting pattern that is composed of right triangles, rectangle, and a single square. This block and easily be pieced using speed piecing and rotary cutting.

This block uses three different fabrics, two design fabric,

Fabric A  and Fabric B  , and a background fabric, Fabric C

Rotary Cutting Directions

You can also use Easy Piecing Triangle Templates for your right triangles,

Piecing the Block

  1.  Following the Speed Piecing directions for right triangles, piece four squares using the 4 7/8" strip of Fabric A and the 4 7/8" strip of the background fabric.

  2.  Sew together the 2 1/2" strip of Fabric B and the 2 1/2" strip of the background fabric. Press. Following the speed piecing directions, cut four 4 1/2" squares from the pieced strip.

  3.  Using two of the right triangle squares created in Step 1 and one of the rectangle squares created in Step 2 for each row, piece two rows placing squares as shown.

  4.  Piece one row as shown using the 4 1/2" square of background fabric and the two remaining squares created in Step 2.

  5.  Piece the rows of squares together as shown to complete the finished Churn Dash block.

Variations of the Churn Dash Quilt Block

WWQP Quilt Coloring Book page for the Churn Dash Block

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