Charm Pack Ideas

Here are links to 5" square friendly projects.  These posts are not meant to be a complete quilt.  These posts are to give you ideas for units that you can combine with other fabric that you have in your stash to create great quilts that are uniquely yours.  We all have beautiful quilts stuck in our stash waiting to make a beautiful quilt.  I am a firm believer in use what you have....get those fabrics out of the stash....but buy what you truly need.  Sometimes that quilt needs a different shade than what is in your stash.  This is especially common on scrap quilts needing the outer borders.  I also believe that things should look hard and not be hard.  Most of these techniques are quick and time friendly.
Hope you find a unit that tickles your fancy.

This unit is made with 1 cut and a tri-recs ruler.  Check out a few of the many layout possibilities

This quilt is made from black 5" squares and novelty fabrics.  The block is quick using pre-cuts and lets you cut into those great fat quarters.

This quilt was made with a 5" charm exchange of neutral fabric and a few fat quarters.  The original pattern is Avignon Picnic Quilt  Moda Bake Shop using a Jelly Roll.  ttp://

This quilt is from our 5" pastel charm exchange.  It includes 2 packs from our guild exchange to make 48-5" squares.  The quilt has 1 1/2" strips on 2 sides that make the squares dance across the quilt.

This quilt utilizes 70 5" squares with a 1 1/2" shadow to give a great 3D effect.  Borders are yet to be designed. This is fast and easy as the only "points" to match are to ensure that the squares are vertically in a line.

The quilt hangs in the sew room.  For each leaf are 2 Drunkards Path blocks.  The background is all 5" pastel/light batiks from a guild swap.

DSC01464 (1024x794)This quilt is based on Snap Pop N Change from Moda Bake Shop.  After running out of the fabrics, a design change was in order-applique in the middle to fill in the last block.  A Ricky Timms Accuquilt dye provided a great center block.

From the Charm Box from Fat Quarter Shop pattern.  This is altered to make it slightly larger. 

5" squares are combined into a great pattern.  Adapted by Tamarack Shack from a Missouri Star Quilt Co. pattern, this make a great option for the charms in your stash.

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