Charm Pack Quilt Ideas

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I’m sure I’m not the only one is who is tempted to buy charm packs of my favorite lines.  And then sometimes, they sit languishing in a bin, because I don’t have a specific project for them or I haven’t found any inspiration yet. Well, look no further!  I went through flickr and found some really fun charm pack friendly ideas, from the simple to the intricate.  Charm packs work really well for charity quilts, which I think should be tasteful, fun, and well made. I don’t think you have to spend hours upon hours on them, but you can. I don’t think you have to use your favorite fabrics, but you can.  I try to work with what I have when I make charity quilts, and make sure I would be happy to give it to a neighbor or co-worker.  I don’t like spending a lot of time planning the quilts, I would rather just sit down and start sewing! Therefore, square in square, coin quilts (Amanda Jean of crazymomquilts has a great tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop), patchwork, and other simple patterns work well for me. 

The MQG Robert Kaufman Solids Challenge Quilts  pool also has a lot of great quilts in it that are charm pack friendly. I might be a bit biased, but I think these two challenge projects made by my sisters Sam and Amber are particularly fabulous! (pictures are from Brooke/Pitter Putter Stitch’s flickr photostream, click on them for more info)

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Note: Hurricane Irene at the Swim Bike Quilt house–we are good. Our power hasn’t even gone out. If you know my neighborhood, you know how shocking that is! I know that isn’t the same scenario for everyone–according to CBS, almost 3 million people are currently without power, among other things. Stay safe, folks!

Storytime Squares Tutorial by Rae Hoekstra of Made By Rae (used with permission)
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7 Comments

  1. Posted August 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    This hurricane has bee great on only one level- sewing. I have sandwiched, quilted, tied loose strings, and bound two quilts and I an just about to strat another. Thanks Irene for helping me get further down my to do list if sewing.

  2. Posted August 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I’m a big fan of charm packs. I followed crazy mum’s quilts tutorials to make my first baby quilt. It’s my favourite! but I recently made another one, again using only one charm pack and it’s great to see the results. You can make so many things with them! I’ve got 2 Kona Solids for my next project, still thnking what I’ll do. Thanks for sharing those suggestions!

  3. Posted August 28, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Glad to hear you’re doing okay with the storm :) Thanks for the charm pack inspiration – I’m right there with you on picking up charm packs of my favorite lines…and then never using them :)

  4. Posted August 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Megan over at Crooked Seams has some cute charm pack tutorials, too – you can see them here:

    http://crookedseams.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html

    Stay safe!!

  5. Posted August 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Glad you and your family are safe – what a talented family you are. Thanks for the inspirational shots.

  6. Posted August 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Glad all is well.
    Thanks for the Charm Pack Ideas!

    Elizabeth E.

  7. Posted August 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Lots of great ideas here – thank you! Glad you are ok!

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