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Thread: Pre-cut fabric

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    Senior Member cminor's Avatar
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    I am very new to quilting and just found "charm packs". Oh . . . .my . . . .gosh . . . .! How exciting!! You mean I don't have to lean over my table and measure and measure and measure and cut . .and cut . . and cut?

    Wait - is this cheating???

    Not to mention - I am still a quilt sandwich-er who turns the quilt inside out to avoid the scary "binding".

    I am totally a cheater right?? :oops:

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    no..that is not called cheating! That is called being cutting saavy! :D

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    Not a cheater at all :wink: :D :D There are no rules as to how you buy your fabric or how you finish your quilt!!! That is the beauty of being a quilter...your way...no quilt police...ahhhh life is good 8) 8) 8)

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    I made a whole bowtie quilt out of charm packs. It was pretty fast and easy and I love it. The quilt police won't get you. Cheat away!

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    I love charms and check out Hancocks of Paducah regularly for sales on them. I have gotten large packs of them for only 3.99 on sale.
    You will need to learn about binding so watch lots of videos as there are many different methods. I like Sewing With Nancy methods.
    Lots of videos to watch for free on,
    http://quilterstv.com


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    Charm packs are definitely NOT cheating!! And they're great to use! And you can even find patterns using them :D


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    I was wondering what the "Charm Packs" were, sounds like I need to check into them just to see what I can get myself into. :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I was wondering what the "Charm Packs" were, sounds like I need to check into them just to see what I can get myself into. :mrgreen:

    Billy
    Charm packs are usually one company's line of fabric cut into 5" squares. Depending upon the number of fabrics in the line, you get between 25-40 squares. If I can't find them on sale somewhere, I check ebay :D


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    WOW I am all over it!!!!

    Fortunately Hancock of Paducah is not but a few hours away so I can see for myself.

    I heard that it is one heck of a sensory overload, I just cant wait for my wife to get feeling better so we can have a day trip and run up to see it.


    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    WOW I am all over it!!!!

    Fortunately Hancock of Paducah is not but a few hours away so I can see for myself.

    I heard that it is one heck of a sensory overload, I just cant wait for my wife to get feeling better so we can have a day trip and run up to see it.


    Billy
    Billy, you do know there is a difference between the chain of Hancock Fabrics and Hancocks of Paducah?? They are totally different companies. While I love Hancock Fabrics, I'm not so much in love with Hancocks of Paducah. The one in Paducah is REALLLLLLLLLY proud of their stuff and charge accordingly. If you belong to a quilt or sewing guild, they will NOT honor your discount. When we go to the quilt show each year, I go in and look around and come back out without buying a thing :D


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