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    Need Help with this block

    I have uploaded my fabric I am using for this quilt into Electric Quilt. I printed the rotary sizes for this block, What it does not tell me is how to piece this block together. EQ says this is a churn dash block. Can someone tell me the order to sew this block.

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    You need to assemble it using a partial seam. Here is a good tute with pictures. http://piecebynumber.com/partial_seams.htm

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    Thank you so much.

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    I would assemble the green, tan, plaid units first.
    Then I would attach the first unit to the center block with a partial seam.

    See attached. (Hope you get the idea from the drawings)
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    Ok - I'm still learning. What is a partial seam?

    Thanks!

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    Thank you, That helps alot, I had played with it and figured I would have to make the green, tan and plaid first, I just could not figure out how to get the rest, I tried but got puckers. Thanks for your help.

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    A partial seam - where one only sews part of it - see the illustration - For the first seam, I only sewed between the arrows and then the rest of it is left open - I usually TIE the threads in the "middle" of the seams instead of backstitching.

    The "partial seam construction" was a mystery to me, too. It's a handy technique to know about.

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    I am so glad to learn about this new technuque, This will open up lots of new blocks I can do.

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    You could also draft it out for paper piecing, which is the way I would do it since I absolutely hate partial seaming and y seams.

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    That, or you could add a seam down the center of the large tan pieces. This would make it a 9 patch and the corners would be made of half square triangles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suze9395 View Post
    That, or you could add a seam down the center of the large tan pieces. This would make it a 9 patch and the corners would be made of half square triangles.
    I agree. That's the way the block is usually sewn.

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    Try breaking the block down like this.

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    Churn Dash? or center of a Balkan Puzzle block or Whirlpool block? I agree with Jan, you are missing the 8 lines to divide this up into 16 squares. I prefer handling HST's and squares vs. triangles. You could also do the rectangle with the square sewn on at the angle, press, and trim off at 1/4".
    Here is a downloadable tutorial on the Whirlpool block that shows each step:
    http://www.quiltmag.com/resources/qu...011-whirlpool/

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    I'd was going to suggest Half Square Triangles, but Jan in VA already did AND provided the graph for you.
    Last edited by tuckyquilter; 07-07-2013 at 08:46 PM.

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    This looks so much easier

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    Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilting has a tutorial on the churn dash block. She keeps it simple when she does tutorials.

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    Bearisgray has planned it out great.
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    Thanks for the drawn example. I know it will help a lot of newer quilters. Great job.

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    I agree with Jan - but I would make it even simpler. I would do the HSTs in the corner and on the
    rectangles do one triangular corner. Although I do "Y" seams - they are n ot a favorite. Here is the EQ block redrawn as I would do it
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    My first thought was HST as well, good job Jan in VA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suze9395 View Post
    That, or you could add a seam down the center of the large tan pieces. This would make it a 9 patch and the corners would be made of half square triangles.
    Yep. This is what I would do. But the HST seam will show and many people don't like that.

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    ...or extend the horizontal and vertical lines and some those can be half square triangles...much easier that way and I really don't think that pattern is a true churn dash!!!!!

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    Jan in VA this was my first thought when I saw the block. Seems to be the easiest way to me.
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