Churn Dash Quilt Block

The Churn Dash Quilt Block is a classic quilt block that has stood the test of time. The Churn Dash is a very old 9-Patch quilt block pattern, originating between 1800 and 1849. Its name is a result of the resemblance of the triangle and rectangle perimeter of the block to a butter churn and the center square to the stick (or “dash”) of the butter churn.  In this picture tutorial, I will show you how to put together this fun and easy quilt block.  Grab your cutting measurements and let’s get started with this Churn Dash Quilt Block Tutorial!

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Option 2: Purchase the Cutting Measurments

Use this link to purchase the cutting measurements. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this tutorial.  You’ll also be able to download this file in my shop.

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Churn Dash Quilt Block Supply List

Basic Sewing Supplies Needed

Churn Dash quilt block tutorial

Iron your fabrics nice and flat to remove any and all wrinkles.  Sometimes, I like to spray my fabrics with my favorite spray starch to make it easier to manage.  Use your cutting measurements to get your pieces all cut and in order.
Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 1

Sew your (2) long strips of fabric together like in the image below (right sides together).  Next, cut your sewn strip of fabrics into (4) equal parts.  For exact cutting measurements, please reference your pattern.  Press open.

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 2 

Take your large square fabrics and line up, right sides together.  Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance all around the perimeter of the square.  Next, make (2) diagonal cuts and press each piece open.

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Now it is time to assemble your blocks.  I recommend sewing each row together first and then assembling the three rows.  I have shown below the recommended pressing direction for optimal assembly.

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Such a fun and easy quilt block!

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 8

Have fun with this block and try all kinds of fabrics!

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Until next time, Happy Quilting!

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Color Love Mini Quilt

I’ve been having fun sewing curves!  I first learned how to sew a curve when my local quilt guild hosted a Schoolhouse for the Quick Curve Ruler.  All the students learned how to sew curves, using the incredibly fun and easy ruler.  Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I took another class for a fun pattern called Color Love.  This pattern uses similar tools and the end result is fabulous!  Let me show you how it’s done!

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MATERIALS LIST

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SUPPLY LIST

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Cutting the Fabric

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I’m inserting this video, which demonstrates how easy it is to use the Quick Curve Ruler Mini.  For the Color Love Pattern, you will be cutting all your fabric in preparation for sewing.  Once you sew your first curve set together, the video also demonstrates how to square up your piece.  The more you make these blocks, the easier it becomes!

I like to keep my scraps and had quite a bit of Tula Pink Tent Stripes and Pom Poms left over from previous projects.  I love how colorful these prints are and how they play really well with my assortment of Low Volume Fabrics.

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Assembling the Quilt Top

Once I figured out the layout (with the help of my Quilty friend Kelly), I just pieced it all together!  If you look closely, not every block is a curve set.  Some are simply squares!  Such a fun and happy mini quilt!

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I used my Juki Miyabi to quilt this up.  I also invested in some Quick Curvit Quilting Rulers to help me with the Quilting. These rulers helped me follow the curve that the pieces take, once they are sewn together.  I love how the finished quilt turned out!  I used some of my Tula Pink Tail Feathers in Poppy to complete the backside of the quilt.  I just love how it came together!

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I hope you make a Color Love Mini Quilt for yourself. When you do – don’t forget to share your project in our Facebook Group!  See you there!

Happy Quilting!

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Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I made a wonderful quilt called Color Love. Let me show you how its done! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore
Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I made a wonderful quilt called Color Love. Let me show you how its done! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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The Baby Ooo Quilt

The Baby Ooo Quilt is a modern and fun project!  One of our neighbors was getting ready to become a first time Grandma!  She asked for a quilt to match her soon to be Grandson’s nursery.  My inspiration for the Baby Ooo Quilt was from the full sized version of the Ooo Quilt I had finished a few months ago.  The Ooo Quilt was chosen from one of my Missouri Star Quilt Company Block books.  This was from Volume 1, issue 4.  In the book, this quilt was called “Jump Rings”.   I chose some really great, limited edition, fabric.  Let me show you all about this quilt so you can make one too!

This fun and simple baby quilt is a modern design. Watch the video demonstration and make one today! #forbeginners #easy #jellyroll #ideas #modern #baby #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #HandQuilting #Big Stitches #Embroidery #quilting #sewing #handmade #GiftForBaby #FreeMotionQuilting #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #BabyBoy #BabyGirl #Nursery #Bedding #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore #Hip #Trendy

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THE Baby ooo QUILT – MATERIALS LIST

THE baby ooo QUILT – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine with a quarter inch presser foot
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips

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THE baby ooo QUILT – ASSEMBLY

Be sure to get yourself a copy of the Block Magazine.  In the pattern, you will find all the details for assembly.  The process is really simple.  Instead of using a jelly roll, I just cut up my fat quarters as show in the pattern.  Deciding upon the layout was fun.  It took me several times to finally settle upon a layout!

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I numbered my rows, after I decided on the layout.  That really helps me to keep things straight when I get the blocks back to the machine for sewing.

TIP:  I used the following video tutorial as a general guide for assembly:

THE 000 QUILT – ALMOST FINISHED!

Once I had my quilt top assembled, I decided on some simple stitch-in-the-ditch quilting.  It’s simple and fun!  Be sure you have a Walking Foot!  There are different kinds of Walking Foot attachments, based upon the shaft of your specific machine.

I used my Walking Foot to quilt this baby quilt. Check out how the finished quilt turned out - It's fun and simple! #forbeginners #easy #jellyroll #ideas #modern #baby #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #HandQuilting #Big Stitches #Embroidery #quilting #sewing #handmade #GiftForBaby #FreeMotionQuilting #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #BabyBoy #BabyGirl #Nursery #Bedding #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore #Hip #Trendy

I also wanted to add a “special touch” to the quilt, so I added some Big Stitches with some special 12 weight thread from Aurifil.     I didn’t use a hoop because my quilt was already quilted.  I just added some big stitches on the inside boarder of each “O”.  What do you think?

I love how the Big Stitch Quilting turned out. It was fun, relaxing and simple to do! #slowsewing #forbeginners #easy #jellyroll #ideas #modern #baby #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #HandQuilting #Big Stitches #Embroidery #quilting #sewing #handmade #GiftForBaby #FreeMotionQuilting #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #BabyBoy #BabyGirl #Nursery #Bedding #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore #Hip #Trendy

Once I sewed on the binding, I could not wait to take some pictures of this amazing quilt!  I was also a little late in getting this to my neighbor, so I headed to the backyard and snapped this completed picture.  I think it is too cute!  And I will definitely be adding big stitches to more projects in the future!  Making this Baby Ooo Quilt was fun and easy!  I just loved making it and my Neighbor loved the result!  Yay!

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If I were ever to make this quilt again, I think I might try one for a baby girl.  Just think of the fabric possibilities!  I hope you make one of these quilts.  What fabrics would you choose?  Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Quilting!

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Mary Fons Meeting – WOW!

As a member of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, I have met many well known quilters, designers and overall super talented folks.  That is one of the things I love about being a member of the KCMQG!  This past week, KCMQG hosted Mary Fons for a two session event.  Mary spoke at an afternoon Trunk Show and also make a presentation at our monthly evening event.  I was able to attend the afternoon show and all I can say is “WOW”!

I have never left a truck show and felt as inspired and thoroughly entertained as when I had the opportunity to see Mary and her fantastic makes!  Mary’s overall mood was so cheery and bubbly – I was smiling from ear to ear for almost a solid hour!  We learned a lot about her process and some of the new things she is working on.  We got a sneak peak of her fabric line and were in awe of many of her quilts.

Mary brought several quilts to her truck show.  One of the most dramatic was her Half Square Triangle Quilt, she calls Pink Waves.  Mary explained that in this quilt, she perfected her technique of the half square triangle.  I should say so!  There are so many lovely bits of fabric in this quilt!  The quilting was just stunning!

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Mary’s talk was very animated!  She was very expressive in her words and actions, which was very entertaining to watch!  I loved all her personal stories that she shared about her life journey and her adventures along the way.  In these pictures below, Mary was showing us her quilt she calls “Mary’s Village”.

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As if Mary’s personality wasn’t entertaining enomarys-orphan-block-kimonough, she brought out her Orphan Block Kimono!  This was something that she put together, without a pattern.  She is so creative!  Mary explained that she had several blocks that were either left out of a quilt because there were already too many, or she only made a few of the certain blocks.  She said, “what do you do with these Orphan Blocks?”  She wrapped herself up in her projects half done outfit and was proud as a peacock.  I loved it!

I could see some Nine Patches, lots of Log Cabins, and she even fashioned a belt for the outfit!  She also put in a lining!  Mary explained that she had used it as a picnic blanket as well!  Such a highly functional piece!

So many in the audience were just giggling away at her story!

Mary gave a nice presentation on how to pick your fabric and showed more of her quilts.  Later that evening, she came back to the Kauffman Conference Center and was the Key Speaker for the KCMQG monthly meeting.  I was sorry to miss it, but was later informed that I was actually there in spirit!  I started receiving text messages and Facebook notifications that Mary had used a picture of me, which was previously published in the Kansas City Star.  I couldn’t stop giggling!  I was also glad that I decided against wearing this same outfit earlier in the day!

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Although we won’t get to see Mary on Saturday mornings anymore – I can be happy to have met her.  She is a truly amazing person and makes me proud to be a quilter!

Have you been fortunate to meet Mary?  Tell me what you thought!  I would love to hear from you!

You can follow Mary on her blog:  http://blog.maryfons.com