12.15.2015

How to: Churndash Quilt Block - Basics Quilt Block Tutorials

Today's BASICS quilt block tutorial is the Churndash Quilt Block.


To make a  6"x6" block you will need to cut the following fabrics:
White fabric
2- 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares
1- 1 1/2"x10" strip
1- 2 1/2"x2 1/2" square
Light Gray fabric
1- 1 1/2"x10" strip
Dark Gray fabric
2- 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares

To make a 9"x 9" block you will need to cut the following fabrics:
White fabric
2- 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares
1- 3 1/2"x3 1/2" square
1- 2"x14" strip
 Light Gray fabric
1- 2"x14" strip
Dark Gray fabric
2- 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares

To make a  12"x12" block you will need to cut the following fabrics:
White fabric
2 - 4 7/8"x4 7/8" squares
1- 4 1/2"x4 1/2" square
1- 2 1/2"x18" strip
Light Gray fabric
1- 2 1/2"x18" strip
Dark Gray fabric
2 - 4 7/8"x4 7/8" squares

Sewing:
Sew the light gray and white strips together, side by side.
Press toward the gray fabric.
Cut the fabric into four pieces, for the 6" block you'll cut it into 4 - 2 1/2" units, the 9" block will be cut into 4 - 3 1/2" units and the 12" block will be cut into 4 - 4 1/2" units.

Place one dark gray and one white square together, right sides together.
Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the fabric.
Sew 1/4" on both sides of the draw line.
Press toward the dark fabric.
This will yield 2 half square triangle blocks.
Repeat to make a total of 4 half square triangles per Churndash block.

Sew one half square triangle unit, one strip pieced unit and one half square triangle unit together.
Press toward the strip pieced unit.
Repeat, make two of these units.
Sew one strip pieced unit, one white square and one strip pieced unit together.
Press toward the white fabric.
Sew the three rows together, refer to the illustration above for layout.


Hope you all enjoy! 
 If you're sewing any of these quilt blocks make sure to share them on facebook and instagram using #pnq30quiltblocks and tag me @nataliabonner

Check out the other BASICS quilt block tutorials here.

1 comment:

  1. Thx for giving us the info on the different block sizes. I'm going to use this churn dash in an 80th birthday quilt for my folks this summer. I'll put photos in the center white block. Thx again!

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