Churn Dash Block Free Tutorial

Welcome to the Sewers Club tutorial on how to sew a churn dash block! In this tutorial, we'll guide you through the process of creating this beautiful block from start to finish. So grab your fabric, thread, and sewing machine, and let's get started!

Download the free pattern HERE!
View the tutorial video HERE!

To create one unfinished 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" block you will need

Fabric A
(2) 3" x 3"
(1) 1-1/2" x 10

Fabric B
(1) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
(2) 3" x 3"
(1) 1-1/2" x 10

Making the HST's 

To make the HST's start by placing one 3" square of fabric A and B right sides together.

Take a fabric marking pen and draw a diagonal line from the top right corner to the bottom left as shown in the diagram in the PDF pattern.

Using a 1.8 stitch length, sew a scant 1/4 inch seam on either side of the line. Iron the block, then cut it in half on the line you drew to create 2 HST’s.

Repeat on the remaining 3" squares of fabric to create four blocks. Trim to 2-1/2" square and press as desired. 

Making the Strip set

To make the next block take one 1-1/2" x 10" strip of fabric A and B and place them right sides together.

Sew a scant 1/4" seam on one of the 10" long edges. Open the fabric and iron to the dark side.

Using a rotary cutter, cut the strip set into four 2-1/2" squares.

Assembling the Block 🪡

Arrange the blocks as depicted in the PDF pattern. Sew into rows, press as desired then sew the rows together. The unfinished size for these dimensions should measure approximately 6-1-2".

Finishing Touches

Once your churn dash block is complete, give it a final press with an iron to ensure all the seams are flat and the block is crisp and trim any excess threads.

Yay! You've successfully sewn a churn dash block. Now you can use it to create stunning quilts, table runners, or any other project you have in mind. Experiment with different fabric combinations and sizes to make each churn dash block unique.

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and found it helpful. Happy sewing!

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