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Thread: Charm quilts

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    Super Member retrogirl02's Avatar
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    I'm collecting fabrics in red/white combos and haven't decided whether I'll do hexagons or triangles. I plan to do a true charm with no repeating patterns. I'm excited about it but hadn't considered charm packs because I'd like some larger pieces for binding or whatever else I may need. If anyone else has a similar project planned, let me know! I'd be happy to swap. :D

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    The quilt guild I belong to has special interest groups,such as applique, red work, charm, etc. I have belonged to our charm group for 3 years. Each month the participants exchange 6 different 6-inch square prints. I am making a quilt of triangles using Cindy Blackberg's Thousand Pyramid stamp. I am going to make a twin size quilt or it may just be a throw. At this point as far as I know all of the pieces are different. Several members have also cut small pieces for me from their stash. The guild had a garage sale this spring and we had several boxes of scraps that we sold ziplock bags to stuff and I got a lot then. If I ever make another one it will be a bigger piece size. :)

    But it has been fun collecting the fabric and getting better acquainted with some of the members of our guild(we have 240 members).

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    Really love your Charm quilts. Both color combo's are beautiful!

    Susan

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    THanks Susan, the colors are hard to pick up in the sun:))They really look better in the real person:))Skeat

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    I know exactly what you mean, Skeat! To bad the world isn't smaller so we could have one BIG quilt show and all could attend!

    Susan

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    So it you buy a charm pack that says 30 - 5 inch squares. Does it mean that the seam allowence is in the 5" or is it really 5 1/2?

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    Usually the charm packs are exactly what they say in size...a 5" is a 5". There is nothing set in gold to what is the 'proper' size in a charm. A charm pack can be any size. Majority of what you find in quilt stores is 5" charm packs. There are some free charm patterns at: http://www.fatquartershop.com/ You will see the free pattern to which I made my 2 quilts w/a bit of difference. And, you will also find a 4" charm square table mat. Hope this helps:))Skeat

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    Thanks Skeat.

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