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Old 07-19-2008, 08:40 AM
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What exactly is a charm quilt? does each patch have to be different with no repeats?
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:49 AM
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I just figured it was one that used those little 5 inch charm squares that you buy.
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:11 AM
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Originally each patch was different, yes. Not so much anymore. Here's some history.
http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/charm.htm
http://www.quilterstudio.com/ABriefH...harmQuilts.htm
http://www.qnm.com/articles/feature15/
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:24 AM
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I have been collecting fabrics to make a charm quilt. I have over 400 different fabrics by Kansas Troubles Quilters-going back many years. I just started really collecting them last year, so I had to do an extensive online search for some of the older ones. I have not decided on a pattern yet and am still collecting (now I just collect charm packs) but it has been fun to see how many different ones I could find. I have at least 2 fabrics from every line they ever made.

You could collect 30's reproductions, civil war reproductions, red/white/blue, pinks and browns, etc-any combination you want. The pieces do not have to be big and it is fun to swap with friends too. The hunt for fabrics is almost as much fun as making the quilt!!
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Marcia, I have quite a few fabrics by Kansas Troubles, mostly from both Bound to the Prairie lines, but some others as well. I'd be happy to dig them out and let you know the specifics of what I have. In true 'charm quilt' fashion, I could send you any you are missing that I have. Interested? This quilt is entirely, front and back, Kansas Troubles http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/8684.page
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Here's some charm quilts I finished awhile back. What is good about buying a 'charm pack' is that you get alllllll of the fabric out of that line w/o a huge expense or an overabundance of fabric you may never use again. I love them for they are quick. There are many patterns online and this pattern was at: www.fatquarter.com
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oops, I had 2 on there..guess the other went to the cyber villian:))Here it is...the top one is the 'Mother Goose' fabric line-very vintage looking and this one went to my brother and I believe the fabric line was 'Jacob's Ladder'-Skeat

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They are both lovely
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Thanks!:)Skeat (They were quick to make)
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcia
I have been collecting fabrics to make a charm quilt. I have over 400 different fabrics by Kansas Troubles Quilters-going back many years. I just started really collecting them last year, so I had to do an extensive online search for some of the older ones. I have not decided on a pattern yet and am still collecting (now I just collect charm packs) but it has been fun to see how many different ones I could find. I have at least 2 fabrics from every line they ever made.

You could collect 30's reproductions, civil war reproductions, red/white/blue, pinks and browns, etc-any combination you want. The pieces do not have to be big and it is fun to swap with friends too. The hunt for fabrics is almost as much fun as making the quilt!!
Marcia, I'm addicted to Kansas Troubles!
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