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Introduction to the Framed Churn Dash Quilt Block
Framed Churn Dash Quilt Block Pattern

Framed Churn Dash Quilt Block

Illustration by Janet Wickell

Framed Churn Dash Quilt Block

The framed Churn Dash is very similar to the traditional Churn Dash quilt block, but has a larger center square to help you display decorative panels, novelty fabrics or any other printed fabric.

Enlarging the center of the block makes the side bars narrower, producing a more delicate frame that won't overpower your print.

The framed Churn Dash block finishes at 12-inches square, but I've also included cutting instructions for a 6" square block.

See page 3 for strip-piecing instructions that will help you assemble multiple blocks more quickly.

Cutting Fabric for One 12" Square Quilt Block

Choose fabrics that work with your center square.

Brown: Cut four 1-/12" x 8-1/2" bars

Tan: Cut four 1-1/2" x 8-1/2" bars and cut two 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares**

Green: Cut two 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares**

Center Pictorial: Cut one 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" square

Cutting Fabric for One 6" Square Finished Quilt Block

Brown: Cut four 1" x 4-1/2" bars

Tan: Cut four 1" x 4-1/2" bars; Cut two 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" squares**

Green: Cut two 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" squares**

Center Pictorial: Cut one 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" square

**Cut 2-7/8" squares (for larger block) and 1-7/8" squares (for smaller block) slightly larger if you like to make oversize half-square triangle units, and then trim them back to the correct size before sewing.

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