Sunday, April 7, 2013

Charm Pack Tutorials

Although I am not using charm packs for the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge, I think it would be great for future charity quilts. Additionally I am needing to make a couple of baby quilts rather quickly, and since I've never made quilts using charm packs I wanted to find a couple of great tutorials/patterns to have in my back pocket. So I thought I would take this opportunity to share them with you as well. Here are my top 5, in no particular order.

Wendy of Snippets of a Quilter published a great tutorial for the Disappearing Nine Patch. What I like about her tutorial is that not only does she show you how to do the disappearing nine patch, but she shows you three different ways to arrange the blocks.

Carolina of Always Expect Moore did a great tutorial on how to make a pinwheele block with two charm squares. Her technique is interesting because instead of making two HST and then cutting then down again she sews all the way around the 4 sides of the charm squares (right sides together) and there is no waste! Check it out, I've never seen it done this way!

Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter posted a beautiful picture of her Rainbow Connection quilt. Its a really different look, combining charms and HSTs. The pattern is available for purchase here.

Natalia and Kathleen of Piece N Quilt have a wonderful tutorial for baby blocks using charm squares. I love how cute these are, and that you can give them along with a baby quilt. I night have to add that to my plans!

Minnesota Charms has GREAT sheets for charm packs, layer cakes, and more to figure out final dimensions and fabric needed. I highly recommend you check it out!

Linking up with the Hands2Help Favorite Tutorial Linky Party


  1. Great info! Thanks for sharing all of these.

  2. Great links - thank you for sharing.

  3. Thanks! I have accumulated a lot of charms and never knew just what to do with them except sew them all together in they just sit there. Looking forward to seeing all the H2H quilts this year!

  4. Those look like fun projects!!


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