Tutorial Tuesday – Wonky Churn Dash


EDIT: I just realized that the images in this tutorial aren’t working and I can’t put my hands on the images at the moment to fix that! SO I’ve whipped up a little PDF file to give you the down and dirty on making this block. Hopefully you can use this visual and the short instructions I’ve provided to be able to make the block. If not, please let me know and maybe I can make some improvements or at least fix the pictures some day! Click the link below for the PDF file!

Wonky Churn Dash PDF

The unfinished/final block size is 8.5″ but you can use any size for the background squares which will of course change the size of your block.

NOTE: It’s actually really difficult to just cut your squares at a certain size and end up with an 8.5″ block (mostly because there are nine squares and 8.5 doesn’t divide evenly by 3) SO, you will actually make the block larger and trim it down to 8.5″ when you are finished piecing the block.

Use 1/4″ seam allowance

Materials needed for each block:

1/8 yard white (or other solid) for background (a white charm pack would work great for this too), if you want the block to be bigger you’ll need more than 1/8 yard background fabric

A variety of scraps roughly the size of your background squares (mine are 3.5″)


Cut the background fabric into (9) 3.5″ squares


I chose to mark my white squares with a quilting pencil (don’t iron over it) so that I knew which side the patterned fabric would face. It is especially helpful if you need guidance for wonky placement. I only did this for the first block, on my second one it didn’t seem necessary. 

The patterned fabric will roughly line up with the line you drew. 

Now flip your square over again, fold the patterned piece back.

Trim the corner to 1/4″ seam allowance.

Repeat these steps for all your pieces.

Press your seams and pat yourself on the back for making a wonky churn dash block! (Now repeat this about 11 more times and you’ll have a good number of blocks for a quilt!)

See? That wasn’t so bad was it? If you make a wonky churn dash block or quilt, I’ve love to see it! Please feel free to share a link the comments.

Happy Stitches,


P.S. If you have ANY questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments, and I’ll reply so that everyone can benefit from the answer.

2 thoughts on “Tutorial Tuesday – Wonky Churn Dash

  1. Michelle says:

    I need to make an unfinished 8.5″ block. I found your site but none of the pictures will load. When I click on them, it takes me to a domain site that is not active. Can you help me sort out how to make one?

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