Churn Dash & Stars

Click here to download Churn Dash & Stars instructions (PDF file)

Click here to download Paper Piece pattern for Star points PLEASE check after printing that the sections measure 3.5 inches with seam allowances!

If you have problems opening the above link, right click on it and save it to your computer and then open it. Email me with any questions or problems at mmcjohnson@gmail.com

Please note: Read over the instructions carefully before beginning and please email me with any questions.

Quilt can also be made with plain borders

Nancy’s quilt – click to see a larger view

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Kelly’s top

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A QOV version by Beth

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By Ann Lemke

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33 thoughts on “Churn Dash & Stars”

  1. Thank you for the pattern! I just finished putting the binding on my version and am very pleased.

  2. I want to make this quilt with the 2 1/2 yards of white fabric for the background and a single color for the churn dash but scrappy for the rest. I have a lot of Fat Quarter 1930’s fabrics that I’ve collected & want to use them for this. How do I know if I have enough fabric? How much fabric for the churn dash blocks alone (not including the white)? and how much fabric combined for the scrappy rest?

  3. Can you make the star blocks with a trirec ruler? I love this pattern. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Mollie, how did I miss this one? My new favorite. You are terrific! Keep up the awesomeness!

  5. I love this quilt and used it for our quilting group’s churn dash challenge. I will machine quilt it so I am looking for suggestions. Mary, I hope you have an idea about what would look best for the quilting pattern. Thanks for posting such a great quilt and giving me the inspiration I needed to finish.

  6. This is one of the best websites on quilting I have seen., Just so much free stuff…way to go Mary. Thank you very much for sharing.
    Regards, Pamela G

  7. Mary,
    I was just told about your website this morning by a friend and fellow quilter. I love it! And I absolutely love this quilt pattern, especially the circular feel that the points create… Very stunning! I will definitely have to make this one soon.

  8. Hello Mary, I’ve just discovered your blog and wanted to thank you for providing so much helpful information. I like your style. This quilt is so awesome! I am a beginner (and live in MN too) and this looks like the perfect project for me to stretch my skills into a big quilt. Thanks again!

  9. I love this pattern! I was making a quilt with the same stars and a different alternate block but couldn’t get motivated to finish. I didn’t like the other block. After you posted this pattern I revamped my plan and used your idea instead. I had to revise since my stars were 12″ but I got it finished and it’s now on the longarm. Thanks for the inspiration! I will definitly make this pattern again.

  10. I love this quilt! I grew up in Illinois and call the churn dash block Lincoln’s Platform. (We called a similar 5-patch pattern Churn Dash.) Thank you for posting it as well as readers’ variations. It’s a joy to see (and I’m sure that when I make a smaller version for a prayer quilt, it will be a joy to make). I’ll use my Tri-Recs rulers for the star points. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  11. Wow! This is just the pattern that I’ve been looking for to make for Quilts of Valor. Thank you so much!

  12. Yippee! A pattern to use with my Accuquilt GO!. I love the triangle in a square star pattern. This is a really pretty setting for these blocks. I love the circles your eyes make from it.

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