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Thread: where to buy charm packs

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    I'm wanting to make a disappearing 9 patch with a couple of charm packs. Where is the cheapest place to get charm packs? If I was to make a disappearing 9 patch for a couch size throw would two packs be enough if I put a solid color with it?
    Thanks for your help.

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    Hi - You can get charm packs on eBay really cheap, and 2 would be plenty for that type of throw. They come in anything from 25 to 32 to 40 to 50 squares per pack, so be sure you check. I have gotten a lot of great charm packs on eBay, and have used them for exactly what you are asking about.

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    I just checked the quilt shop today and they didn't really have anything I was looking for....but they were 20 4" for $3.00. It sounds like ebay might be the way to go or fabric shops online. best of luck finding what you're looking for.

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    My favorite place to buy charm squares is the Fat Quarter Shop.

    http://www.fatquartershop.com/

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    I don't know what these charms are, but you can buy them on the internet at quiltbus.
    What are charms???? What do they look like??? could someone take a picture of one please?

    Are they charms like we used to have for bracelets?

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    Fabric charms are 5" square cuts of fabric. Usually a company, such as Moda, will put out a set of these with 1 or 2 or 3 of each of the fabrics in a certain line. Most of them come in an almost perfect 5" square with pinked edges. They don't have to be re-cut for a lot of uses or you can make 1/2 square triangles with them.

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    thank you Jim,
    I had a totally differant idea.... oh, after 30 years I DO have SO MUCH to learn !!!


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    http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/...79&Parent_Ids=

    whoo that's one long link but it does have a good picture. Charms are frequently traded among quilters who love the scrappy look to avoid paying for the yardage you will most likely not use. not that i ever buy fabric i'm not going to use LOL :wink:

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    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/
    This is where I buy some of them... go to the closeout section for pre cut closeouts. If I'm going to make a big quilt, you can get more bang for your buck here :):):) Last spring I bought the Moda anniversary charm pack sets in metal tins for a song. My niece and I are both the proud owner of a lot of them, and are planning to make matching quilts.

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    My mom had bought some sets many years ago -
    and being a compulsive washer and dryer -
    I was amazed at what happened to some of those squares.
    Some (most) turned out fine -
    A few shrunk 1/2 inch (really!!!!) one way
    and a few turned into parallelograms (yes, I know a square is a specialized parallelogram, but these did not have 90 degree corners)



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