Friday, August 10, 2012

Giant Churndash Quilt - A Tutorial (Part 1)

Churn dash 3

Just before we left for vacation in July, I started these giant churn dash blocks.  Here are the goals I accomplished with this one: I wanted (1) to do a churn dash quilt; (2) a quick, easy project; and (3) a large block to showcase some pretty prints (Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille).

Each block measures 24 inches -- awesome!  When you put three together, that's automatically a 72-inch quilt.  The best part?  You only need 9 fat quarters of various prints, and there is very little waste of those fat quarters with the cutting lay-out.

Churn dash 2 jpg

I thought it would be fun to share how easily these blocks came together.  I put together some initial notes -- I will post the actual sewing tomorrow, but I thought I'd start with the supply list and cutting instructions for the fat quarters.


9 fat quarters of coordinating prints - blocks
3 yards solid - blocks

Backing  - 2 1/4 yards
Binding - 1/2 yard

Finished Quilt 72" x 72"
Finished Block 24 x 24


From each print fat quarter, cut according to this diagram:

Fat Quarter (20" x 18") - cut carefully, as you can see there's very little wasted fabric!

Churn dash 1 Last, I'm linking up to:
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What Comes Next? said...

very cool! I'm sure I've got a few FQ in my stash I could use for one of these!

Tara said...

Thank you for this :) I'm actually on my second one now! I've always wanted to make a churndash quilt but I didn't want to make so many blocks - I LOVE the large size of these blocks...THANKS!