Free pattern: Churn Dash gets a sweet “tweetment”

Who doesn’t love the charming Churn Dash block? It’s simple to make, it can sway traditional or modern, and it can be modified/altered/adapted in so many ways. Plus, it’s rumored to be Kim Diehl’s favorite quilt block of all time (and who doesn’t love Kim Diehl?).

One square, eight rectangles, and four half-square-triangle units. So much happy!

A little bird told us that Sweet Tweets author Erin Cox loves Churn Dash blocks too. In fact, Erin created a bonus pattern from her book featuring the Churn Dash block—and today we’re giving that pattern to you!

Free pattern: Churn Dash table runner
See the little green bird hiding behind a dash? That’s the birdie who told us!

Log in or register at our website,, to download the free pattern. And check out Erin’s adorable book—your heart will flutter when you see Erin’s super cute machine-appliquéd bird motifs!

At Martingale, we love Churn Dash *sew* much, we devoted a whole book to the block. Take a look at the different Churn Dash blocks and quilts you can make in this “block party” video we made for Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Churn Dashes:

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You can make Churn Dash in brights:

Summer Dash quilt
Summer Dash by April Rosenthal, from
I Love Churn Dashes

You can make them BIG:

In Reverse Churn Dash quilt
In Reverse by Kate Henderson,
from I Love Churn Dashes

You can vary their sizes:

Churn Dash Daze quilt
Churn Dash Daze by Amy Ellis,
from I Love Churn Dashes

Or you can make them just like Kim Diehl does (complete with little Nine Patches in the centers):

All in a Row Churn Dash quilt pattern
Get Kim’s All in a Row Churn Dash pattern
for $4.99

How many quilts have you made with the Churn Dash block? Tell us about them in the comments!






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