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Thread: Charm Packs, what do you do?

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    Charm Packs, what do you do?

    I had only ever bought one charm pack - over 2 years ago. I still haven't used it. On a trip recently I bought 3 and was given two. I look at them and think, "What do I do now?"

    I have no problem cutting up yardage but I can't bring myself to do anything with these. So, I stack them back up and put them back in their bundle. Then I put them back in the drawer.

    Ideas, please? I did buy some coordinating fabric for some of those I got on my trip but only a yard or so.

    I love the fabrics in them and hate to hide them away again. HELP!

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    there are a number of books/patterns out for charm packs---
    Nickle Quilts,
    more nickle quilts
    are two- (nickle quilts are quilts made with 5" squares)
    do some searching for charm quilts-there are tons to look at for inspiration
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    Try the twister tool!
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    I would use them to make a very simple one-patch quilt. Use your yardage to make a small border or use it for binging. Should be pretty!
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    I have made tote bags with them.
    Gloria 

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    They are great for use in I-Spy quilt ... lots of scrappy quilts make use of these too.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    I used two plus some yardage for large lap quilts. One a Disappearing 9 Patch and one a Disappearing 16 patch. I cut one pack vertically and made a table runner. There is a thread in pictures today that made a tumbler quilt with charms.

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    I've made some lap quilts and baby quilts using the charm packs and made the snowball block.
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    Answer is "Speedy Baby 2"

    I make this 45" square quilt for more than just babies. I embroider something in the 16 1/2" middle square or use a pillow square and cut it to the right size for the center. This is my favorite pattern and I use it a lot for weddings as a kind of banner that can be used afterward also.

    http://schoolgirlsamplers.com/pdftut...peedyBaby2.pdf
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    I like these books-

    http://www.amazon.com/Schnibbles-Tim.../dp/1564779866

    Schnibbles Times Two: Quilts from 5" or 10" Squares (That Patchwork Place)

    and

    http://www.amazon.com/Another-Bite-S...d_bxgy_b_img_b

    Another Bite of Schnibbles: 24 Quilts from 5" or 10" Squares (That Patchwork Place)
    Anna Quilts

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