Cut backing fabric in half to create (2) pieces 72” x 42”. Remove selvages and sew together to create quilt back approximately 72” x 84”.
Layer quilt top, batting and quilt back. Baste and quilt as desired.
Cut binding fabric into (7) strips 2 ¼” wide. Sew together to create at approximately 280 feet of continuous binding. Sew to quilt top front, then hand sew binding to the back of the quilt, or use your preferred binding method.
Enjoy your new quilt!
You may notice that in the finished quilt, some of the churn dash blocks have the background and print fabric reversed. To achieve this look, in each block, simply cut the center 5″ square from a coordinating fabric from your stash, reverse the position of the half square triangle and the strip pieced units, and proceed as above. Taking this step adds more interest and personality to your quilt. (And it makes it really interesting if you forget to turn one of your half square triangles the opposite way – can you spot the outlier? Oh well….)
Note: This quilt is easy to enlarge. To make a 72″ x 84″ quilt top, use all 42 layers from your layer cake. Increase background fabric to 4 yards, backing to 5 1/2 yards and binding to 3/4 yard. Make 42 churn dash blocks, and arrange in a 6 x 7 block layout. Use Fairfield Natural Wool queen sized batting instead of twin sized.