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Old 10-07-2007, 03:56 PM
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What are charm squares and what do you use them for please?
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:19 PM
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Many of the quilting fabric squares that you find at fabric stores will come in sets that are called charm packs. These charm packs work together to make a whole quilt. Sometimes the quilting fabric squares are related by color, and sometimes they have a common theme that helps pull all of the squares in the quilt together.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:57 PM
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Thanks Amma, I think they may have another name for them here (new zealand) but I do know what you mean....
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:05 PM
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Amma, a true charm pack does not have 2 identical squares, correct? Each square is different but related.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:49 PM
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I don't know, I have never bought one, I have just seen them advertised. They are a little too expensive for my budget :lol:
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I bought one on sale at a quilt shop once but I misplaced it somewhere. I was thinking that each square was different. I googled it just now and found that each square in a charm pack is different.
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Old 10-08-2007, 06:22 AM
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I have tried Charms and like them. You get a large variety of a fabric line in usually 5 inch squares but I have seen them in 10 inchs.
I just used them in the square form but you can cut them up for say half square tiangles. It takes about 3 or 4 paks for a small lap quilt. You will also need to match to the fabric line for borders.
I made one quilt from 1880 fabrics for a very old looking quilt that I just used embroidery thread to tack each square with as they used to do for the quilting. It turned out really nice.
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