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The Churn Dash Quilting Block


picture of a grouping of churndash quilt blocks


The Churndash quilt block is my personal favorite block.  I like the symmetry and the shapes of the block. 

The Churndash is another easy blocks, and another block that has been around for years.  It has one square in the middle, 4 half square triangles in the corners, and then a block made up of two rectangles on each side.

the grids of the churn dash quilt blockAs you can see from the picture at the left, the churndash is a 9-patch block, so it works well with a lot of other blocks.  Personally, I like to see this block repeated and by itself, whether it is scrappy or has a planned color scheme.

Once you decide how big to make the patches, make the half square triangles, piece together the rectangles for the sides, and cut the squares for the center of the block. This block goes together very quickly when you strip piece the rectangles. This block looks wonderful in a diagonal set, and with many different fabrics.

Sew the units together, and you are done.  I also like to see this block with alternating large squares of solid fabric.  It makes a fast and easy quilt.




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Baby 36x36 up to 52x52

Lap 52-68 x 52-96

Twin  64-72 x 86-96

Full 70-88 x 88-100

Queen  88-99 x 94-108

King  94-108 x 94-108


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 4-Patch Quilt Block

Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While it is convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many 4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.



Crib 168
Twin 529
Double 624
Queen 728




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