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Thread: Cut Charm Squares - What were they for?

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    Super Member GrannieAnnie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom View Post
    I just received a large pile of charm squares that were cut on a diagonal. At first, I thought they were just scraps left from some project but as I started looking, I realized they were really charms. They also mostly appear to be from the same fabric line.

    I don't have a wide ranging experience with different types of quilts. Can anyone suggest what the original owner's intent might have been with these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom View Post
    The ones I received are already cut so I can't get into too much trouble with those. And the background I'm using can go either way. It looks as though I have about 30 of these - not enough for a quilt, but I do have a lot of other charm squares lying around so I hope to come up with something. These would be cute worked into a quilt back, too.

    Looking good!
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    I am making this quilt, a totally scrappy charm from darks & lights, no two fabrics the same. You will enjoy making this, it is sew easy.
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    I am having fun with these blocks. I did mess up the first two because I was trimming the individual squares before I sewed the whole thing together. I'm tired of resizing photos for the QB plus I'm never too sure what order they are going to post, so I put a photo update on Flickr with comments to show what I messed up and how I corrected. Hope you like them.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wheaten...7631697391135/
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    My first thought was a Tumbler block. The pin wheel looks doable too, but for the pinwheel do the blades need to be all the same fabric? Looks that way to me. Just a thought.
    Sue

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    Have fun. Just think, someone else cut them for you and you can enjoy making the blocks.
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