There have been a couple of churn dash blocks around here lately. First was this wonderful Pixie Churn baby quilt made by Ella at Throw a Wrench in the Works (pattern by Rachel at Stitched in Color).


Then, Jamie asked for a Churn Dash block during November in Stash Bee.

churn dash

For Christmas, I made my niece a doll quilt.

doll quilt

After Christmas, I had a thought: wouldn’t it be cute to make my niece a bed quilt to match her doll quilt? I’d like to make something like the Pixie Churn but twin-size instead of the 34″ baby quilt.

Once you make one churn dash, you really don’t need a tutorial to make the other sizes, but if you’re new to this block, check out this tutorial over at A Quilting Life.

To simplify my improv arrangement, I’m making blocks that will finish in increments of 3, and I scribbled out a little reference sheet to use while I cut my pieces for all the blocks.

It’s not rocket science [ that’s for you Yvonne πŸ˜‰ ] but I thought the chart might be helpful for you to reference if you’d like to make several churn dashes of different sizes, too.


So, here it is. Feel free to download it, bookmark it, pin it – whatever you’d like. I hope it’s useful for you!



  1. Sarah

    I love you. πŸ˜€ I’ve wanted to make a giant churn dash extravaganza for ages – now instead I get to watch you make one. πŸ˜€ Hopefully, while I catch up on some other WIPs…. But I’m really excited to see what you come up with. The pixie churn quilt is one of my favoritest ever quilts. πŸ˜€

  2. Kelsey

    Your “scribbled out reference sheet” is rather fancy, my dear. Haha. I like the idea of getting hooked on a pattern and trying it in all different scales. Maybe I should try that this new year!

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