A Dashing Quilted Pillow Pattern

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. A Dashing Quilted Pillow pattern uses the

Rest your head on A Dashing Quilted Pillow and dream of life in the country -- churning your own butter, baking your own bread, and, of course, quilting. Our pillow design uses the Churn Dash quilt block to make a charming country accent for any room. To make the pillow, download the two-page A Dashing Quilted Pillow pattern as a PDF and print it out. Be sure to enlarge the quilt block at  125%.

To make A Dashing Quilted Pillow:


Make 1 block. Add a double border of squares. Finished size is about 17 inches square.

To make the Churn Dash quilt block:

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. The Churn Dash quilt block is part of the


A: Cut 4, and cut 4 from contrasting fabric. B: Cut 4, and cut 4 from contrasting fabric. C: Cut 1. D: Cut 2. E: Cut 6, and cut 4 from contrasting fabric. F: Cut 4, and cut 4 from contrasting fabric.

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Our Churn Dash quilt is a variation on the traditional pattern.


Stitch A to contrast A; make 4. Stitch B to contrast B; make 4. Stitch AA to BB, then stitch AA to other side of BB (note where contrast fabrics are placed throughout). Make 2. Stitch BB to C, then stitch BB to other side of C. Sew rows together to make center square. Stitch a D to top and bottom of center square. Stitch an E to each side of center square. Stitch E to contrast E; make 4. Stitch F to contrast F; make 4. Stitch FF to EE, then stitch FF to other side of EE. Make 2. Stitch an EE to each side of center square. Stitch rows together to complete block.

If you like the Churn Dash quilt block, check out the others that are part of the Country Cupboard quilt design. Enjoyed this project? See our other Quilted Pillow Patterns.

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Retta Warehime is the author of Snuggle Up, Patchwork Memories, Quilting Your Just Desserts, Farm House Quilts, and many other titles. She has taught piecing and quilting techniques for 24 years and has been designing and publishing quilt patterns for 18 years through her company, Sew Cherished. Warehime has published more than 200 quilt designs and is currently designing and publishing quilts for fabric company Web sites.