Friday, October 18, 2019

Simply Charming Charm Square Quilt

This simple quilt is made up of just two charm packs.  It makes a quick baby quilt. Add a little applique in the border for a special touch.
With no seams to match it looks perfect every time.  I've made this quilt with the 12 and 13 year old girls at my church and they did a beautiful job.  They were thrilled with their results. 

I've also helped a neighbor make one using the same method but with layer cake square for her daughter's wedding.
To make this quilt you will need two charm packs and a 3/4 yard of fabric for borders. I used these.

Next cut 5 of your charms in half.


Then sew one of these to eight of your charms to make a row. Make nine rows.


For some reason this pic is turned and I can't get it to turn back. Anyway, start your first row with a half charm square. With the next row end with a half charm square. Continue alternating rows for remaining seven rows. Then sew your rows together.
For borders cut 5-5" strips the width of the fabric. Measure your sides. They should be 42 1/2". Cut two of your strips to fit and sew them on the sides. Now measure your top and bottom. It should measure 48 1/2". Sew the remaining three strips together and cut two strips to fit. Sew these on the top and bottom.

Now wasn't that easy? You can easily adjust the size by adding more charms to your rows and adding more rows.  Or like my neighbor did make it with layer cake squares.

4 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I don't buy a lot of charm packs, but I have a couple small FQ bundles that this would be perfect for!

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    1. Fabulous! I'd love to see your quilt when your done.

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  2. Very clever and cute quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Great concept for directional fabric as well, since most quilt patterns are not. I cannot resist buying the cute stuff which all seems to be directional.Love this and believe it will be my go to for baby quilts!

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