Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Dash Along Sew Along :: Round Two



Three years ago, Jen at Heritage Threads, and I hosted the first Dash Along. We devised a super easy Churn Dash block using a 10" Layer Cake and we used it for a Christmas in July sew along. I made my quilt in Christmas fabric, and Jen made hers in non-Christmas fabric, as an option to give as a Christmas gift.


This year I wanted to make another Churn Dash quilt using Halloween fabric. Unfortunately, Jen won't be sewing along, as she already has a plate full of other obligations, but I'd love for you to join me if you can! I've got some fun prizes to give away each week for those who participate!


One of the things that you'll love about this quilt along is how simple it is to cut these 12" Churn Dash blocks using 10" fabric squares and some yardage for the background. There are two size options, so you get to decide what size quilt you're going to make. 

I've already got a few test blocks made and I love how they're turning out. This go-around I'm using a Kitty Corn Layer Cake by Urban Chiks for Moda Fabrics. I'm also using Moda Crossweave in Graphite for my background.


You're probably wondering what you'll need. Well, here you go! For the QUILT TOP you will need:

72"x 84" QUILT (42 Blocks)
One (1) Layer Cake
3-1/2 yards background fabric

60" x 72" QUILT (30 Blocks)
One (1) Layer Cake
2-2/3 yards background fabric

Below are links for easy to read instructions with cutting guidelines, and directions on how to assemble the Churn Dash blocks. (A big shout out to Jen's husband for his graphic design skills!)

Click HERE for a printable PDF.

Click HERE for a mobile download.


The DashAlong will begin on Monday, June 21, and we'll be following this time frame:

Week One: Cut the fabrics and sew the "bar" pieces together.
Week Two: Sew and trim the Half Square Triangles.
Week Three: Sew the blocks together.
Week Four: Assemble the blocks into a quilt.


Should we start with a little giveaway? I think so!!! You could win this cute Moda tote bag and a Smoke & Rust Layer Cake from Lella Boutique. Please go to my Instagram feed for all of the details.

I'm really excited and hope that you are, too! 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @kairleoaks
for all of the sew along updates.

And please use the #DASHALONG hashtag
so that I can see your progress!

13 comments:

  1. Hi Kairle, I'm in! I love the quilt. I'm excited because I'm doing this with my dear friend Diane. Thank you ☺️

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  2. Thank you Kairle, this looks too fun so how can I resist :) . Looking through my stash for background fabrics and I’ll probably use the AGF Homebody Collection layer cake I have.

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    1. That's great, Diane! It will be so fun to see how they all turn out!

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  3. Oops yes a dear friend , Carla, on the opposite coast will be my cheerleader too !

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    1. It's wonderful that the internet help keep friendships alive!

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  4. Excited to follow along but I don't do Instagram or Facebook. Will you be posting the DashAlong here too?

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    1. Although you can get your free pattern here, all of the sharing will be on Instagram.

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  5. Thank you Karie! I have the perfect layer cake. I’m going to try using another layer cake for the background and cut them at the same time! How fun!

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    1. It's always a great feeling when you find the right fabric!

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  6. I am pulling fabric for this this afternoon!!

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    1. Fantastic, Machelle! Can't wait to see your quilt come together!

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  7. I'm in! Is this where I sign up!

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