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Butter Churn

A Churn Dash variation forms intriguing interlocking squares. Rotary-cutting makes it easy to reconstruct this antique quilt—no need for templates!


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•    5 yards solid white (blocks, binding)

•    3-5⁄8 yards solid yellow (blocks)

•    5-1⁄8 yards backing fabric

•    81×91" batting


Finished quilt: 72-1⁄4 ×82-1⁄2"

Finished block: 10-1⁄4" square


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. 


Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.


From solid white, cut:

•    8—2-1⁄2 ×42" binding strips

•    112—6-1⁄4" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 224 triangles total

•    56—4" squares

From solid yellow, cut:

•    56—6-1⁄2" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 224 triangles total

•    224—2-1⁄4 ×4" rectangles