How to Die Cut Churn Dash Quilt Blocks:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.
TIP: To create Churn Dash Block: Cut two layers of background fabric and two layers of prints for the rectangles and the half square triangles. Cut one layer of fabric for the center square.
- Center Square: Cut a 5" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 5" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 8 squares across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 56 squares.
- Rectangles: Cut a 5 1/2" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 9 1/2" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 16 rectangles across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 96 rectangles.
- Half Square Triangles: Cut a 5 3/4" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 9 1/2" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 16 half square triangles across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 96 half square triangles.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Big Churn Dash Die:
- Churn Dash is a Block on Board® (BOB®) die which means it’s specially designed to cut three complete 3-color, 12" blocks in one pass through the cutter.
- No measuring! Churn Dash includes three basic shapes (square, rectangles and half square triangles) that are perfect for all skill levels to practice piecing 9-patch blocks.
- Churn Dash features specialized dog-ears and includes 1/4” seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.
- Churn Dash includes screen printed letters on die for easier piecing and organization of shapes.
- Free pattern downloads and step-by-step block assembly instructions are available to get you started.
- Fat Quarter-friendly.
- Cut so much more fabric in less time.
- Get accurate cuts every time -- No slipping rulers or mistakes
- Easiest to use -- Simply place die on cutter, then fabric and cutting mat on top
- Save fabric with Two Tone Foam -- Get more out of your fabric by placing it only over the shape you want to cut.
- Safe to use -- No blades come anywhere near your fingers
- With some fabrics, after cutting, a thread or two will remain where die blades meet. Snip threads with scissors.
- Blades on some dies are positioned at an angle. Align fabric to edge of shape, not edge of die board.
- Use good quality fabric to reduce fabric stretch.
- It's always a good idea to test cut one shape before cutting many shapes to ensure fabric orientation is correct.