How to Make the Churn Dash Quilt Block

Join me this year as I provide instructions for how to make a different quilt block each month. Eventually, all these blocks will turn into a great quilt! For the month of March, we are making the Churn Dash Quilt Block.  

Churn Dash Quilt Block  - made with white and dark blue fabric prints

For a 12 inch finished block (12.5 inch unfinished), you will need to cut the following: 

Background (White)

1 of 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch squares

4 of 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch rectangles

2 of 5 x 5 inch squares

Color (Blue)

 2 of 5 x 5 inch squares

4 of 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch rectangle s


Make the half square triangles. 

On the back of the white 5 inch squares, draw a diagonal line, corner to corner. 

You need a white and blue square

Pin a color 5 inch square to the white square, right sides together.  

Stitch on both sides of the drawn line, a scant 1/4 inch away. Cut on the drawn line, and press to the color side.  

Making half square triangles

Trim to be 4 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches. Repeat with the other 5 inch squares.

Match up a 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch color rectangle with a white rectangle of the same size. Stitch them together along a long side of the rectangle. Press to the color side. This will create the side center squares and the top and bottom center squares.

Pieces for the Churn Dash Quilt Block

Layout the squares to match the picture and stitch them together in rows. Press. Then, stitch the rows together. Press. 

Churn Dash Quilt Block - made with dark blue and white fabric prints

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Check back each month for a new How-To of quilt blocks! To see the other blocks, just search my blog for Quilt Guild Block of the Month.

If you would like a PDF digital download of these instructions, check out Group #5 of the How-To Quilt Block of the Month.  Also, please check out the other blocks that are available for download here.

(This is classic block that has been designed and created by many people, but these instructions are written by me. )

Have fun quilting!

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