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    Until today, I had never seen the usefullness of using charm packs. I have always enjoyed cutting my own squares. But I wanted to make a bag/purse for my Mom for mother's day and as per usual I waited til the last minute. (I know mother's day is 2 weeks away, but my gift has to be mailed and that takes a minimum 5 days to get to her so I lose a week). I stopped at LQS to purchase a bow tucks pattern, they didn't have one so I ended up with the Charm Party Tote by Penny Sturges, and the Moda Summer Breeze charm pack. Boy did piecing the front and back go quickly. Now I just have to cut the lining, add to fusible pellon and voila' done. :thumbup: I will totally use another charm pack :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Picture please when finished!

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    another reason for the occassional charm pack is:
    it gives you one of every piece of a collection- if you love a 40 piece collection but do not want to actually buy a cut piece of 40 fabrics the next best way to get a piece of the whole collection is to pick up one of the pre-cuts offered. then it's easy to pick out 4 or 5 pieces of the you love- and you have a little of everything to go with them.

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    Please post a picture, we love show and tell, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Terryl
    Until today, I had never seen the usefullness of using charm packs. I have always enjoyed cutting my own squares. But I wanted to make a bag/purse for my Mom for mother's day and as per usual I waited til the last minute. (I know mother's day is 2 weeks away, but my gift has to be mailed and that takes a minimum 5 days to get to her so I lose a week). I stopped at LQS to purchase a bow tucks pattern, they didn't have one so I ended up with the Charm Party Tote by Penny Sturges, and the Moda Summer Breeze charm pack. Boy did piecing the front and back go quickly. Now I just have to cut the lining, add to fusible pellon and voila' done. :thumbup: I will totally use another charm pack :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    I also found that a bag went a lot faster using charm pieces

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    I have done this several times and it is wonderful start for some really pretty designs. It is a no-brainer...and I sure need those from time to time!

    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    another reason for the occassional charm pack is:
    it gives you one of every piece of a collection- if you love a 40 piece collection but do not want to actually buy a cut piece of 40 fabrics the next best way to get a piece of the whole collection is to pick up one of the pre-cuts offered. then it's easy to pick out 4 or 5 pieces of the you love- and you have a little of everything to go with them.

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    I like the idea that the coordinating colors are together - don't have to think about "what goes well with that?"

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    I love them for the varity too!

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