Churn Dash Medallion Table Topper: Quickly and Easily

Aug 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Connie Campbell

The Churn Dash block is one of my favorite quilt blocks and cutting the pieces out with the AccuQuilt GO! Big Churn Dash die is fast and easy.

I’m Connie Campbell from Freemotion by the River and I have another fun tutorial for you!  I thought it would be fun to show how you can use the pieces from the Churn Dash die and come up with an entirely new design.Churn Dash Medallion Table Topper

Churn Dash Medallion Tutorial

24" x 24"


GO! Fabric Cutter: 

GO! Cutting Dies:

AccuQuilt GO! Churn Dash 12 inch die for Churn Dash Medallion Table Topper


Materials Needed:

  • 1/2 yard white batik
  • 1/2  yard Pink batik (this includes the binding)
  • 1 Fat Quarter Green batik
  • 1 Fat Quarter Dark Red batik
  • 1 yard backing and batting

I am using Island Batik fabrics from the Cherry Berry collection. The wonderful thing about using batiks is that both sides usually look the same.

  • Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance.


Cutting Instructions using the GO! Big 12" Churn Dash die:

  • Cut 8 – Pink Half Square Triangles (HST)
  • Cut 16 – Dark Red Half Square Triangles (HST)
  • Cut 8 – White Half Square Triangles (HST)
  • Cut 8 - Green Squares
  • Cut 16 – Pink Rectangles
  • Cut 16 – White Rectangles

The GO! Big Churn Dash die can be used for all types of designs.  The die is divided into sections.


Churn Dash Medallion Table Topper foam AccuQuilt GO! Die


The next photo shows how I cut the dark red HSTs.

I cut the fabric 5 1/2" wide by the width of the fabric and laid the fabric over the half square triangle section of the die.  Do this for the white and pink HSTs and also for the green squares and the pink and white rectangles.


Churn Dash die cut with AccuQuilt GO! Electric cutting machine


Sew the half square triangles together.

  • Make 8 white/pink units
  • Make 8 white/dark red units


Churn Dash die cutting HST pieces


Sew the rectangles together.

  • Make 16 white/pink units


Churn Dash AccuQuilt die rectangle pieces


  • Lay out the units to make a block like the photo below with the green square in the middle.
  • Sew together - this will make a 12 1/2" unfinished block.
  • Make 4 blocks.


Churn Dash Medallion tutorial sections of block


Arrange the 4 blocks as shown in the photo below and sew together.


Churn Dash blocks for a table topper


Add your batting and backing and quilt as desired. Cut your binding with the 2 1/2" strip cutter die.


Churn Dash Table Topper made with AccuQuilt GO! Churn Dash die


I did a simple free-motion design using a beige Aurifil thread that blended well with all of the fabrics.


Churn Dash Medallion topper quilt with free motion quilting


If you would like to make this table topper in a smaller size, try the 9" Churn Dash die for an 18" x 18" table topper.


AccuQuilt GO! Churn Dash Die 9 inch size


I hope you have enjoyed the Churn Dash Medallion tutorial made with the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter and GO! dies. If you are looking for more ideas you might enjoy some of my previous quilt tutorials.

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Churn Dash Medallion Table Topper

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Connie Campbell

Written by Connie Campbell