Welcome! Today we will be making one pattern. This pattern will be used 4 times in the corners. Yup, we are making the churn dash corners this week.
- rotary cutter
- matching thread
- Light to match the neutrals
- Blue to match the blues
- Fabric and scraps
- This week we will be using the larger scraps with great variety.
- I recommend at least 6 or more variations of blues.
- I recommend at least 6 or more variations of neutrals.
- Cutting Mat
- Standard cutting ruler you always use
- and the Easy Angle Ruler if you have one
- Frixon pen for marking if you do not have the Easy Angle Ruler or Seam Tape on the bed of your machine
- Fresh rotary blade
- New needle (I recommend 90/14)
These instructions will give two ways to get to the same point. We will call these methods. This weeks methods will involve cutting instructions for using the Easy Angle and cutting instructions for using the draw a line method in HST making. If you can get to the same point with a different method, feel free to use what works for you.
Method 1 HSTs Easy Angle Method
- Step one cut a variety of blue and neutral strips that measure 4 1/2 inches.
- Step two, with right sides together, align the black tip of the Easy angle ruler hanging off the fabric, and the 4 1/2 inch line on the fabric.
- Step three, make your cut on the 45 degree edge of the ruler as well as making sure the 90 degree edge is trimmed as well.
- Step 4, spin your ruler edge around to align with the fabric edge on the 45. Again have the point hang off one edge and align with the 4 1/2 inch mark on the ruler. Cut on the 90 to get another pair of fabrics cut.
- Step 5, using a scant 1/4 inch seam allowance, sew on the long edge of your cut pairs of fabrics. Ensure that these are still right sides together. No need to disturb the set. Just cut and sew.
- Step 6, finger press seam of HST to the dark side. Using a square ruler, verify your square measures 4 1/2 inches. Trim as necessary.
- Step 7, repeat steps 1 through 6 until you have achieved twelve 4 1/2 inch HSTs.
Method 2 Draw a line
- Step one, cut a variety of neutral and blue squares that measure 5 inches.
- Step two, on the neutral square draw a line corner to corner
- Step three, sew a scant 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line. You can also skip drawing the line and use your seam tape.
- Step four, cut your sewn square in half on the drawn line.
- Step five, finger press your HST seam to the dark side.
- Step 6 trim your HST to measure 4 1/2 inches square. (Note: For each pair of squares will result 2 HSTs.)
Each block you will make will require (remember you are making 4 corners so repeat this BOM three more times):
- 3 HSTs of a blue and a neutral that measure 4 1/2 inches square
- 3 neutral squares that measure 4 1/2 inches square
- 3 blue squares that measure 4 1/2 inches square
Layout as a 9 patch
With right sides together sew your squares in 9 patch fashion. Press however you wish. I chose to spin my seams so the first row the seams were pressed outward. On the inner row, the seams were pressed towards the center block, and the 3 row was pressed just like the first row, pressed outward.
And Voila, you have a corner block. Repeat this process 4 times and make all your corners. Your finished block should measure 12 1/2 inches and will be 12 inches in the quilt.
If you are interested in following along, hop on over to my youtube channel and see my video. I am linking my playlist for this quilt along for ease of access to all the blocks/videos. You can also follow me on instagram to get some lovely short videos and pictures of my progress. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ScrappyChurnDashQAL and post pictures in social media so I can find your lovely blocks/progress.
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