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Thread: Cut Charm Squares - What were they for?

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    Cut Charm Squares - What were they for?

    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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    Looks as though you could swap one of each of the colors, sew them together for a wonky square. Are there more like that, or are the rest squares?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnVT View Post
    Looks as though you could swap one of each of the colors, sew them together for a wonky square. Are there more like that, or are the rest squares?
    No, there were a lot of them - all cut this way.
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    They are for a wonky pinwheel block. See here

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    Wonky pinwheel was my thought, too.

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    Boy, I have never seen so many intelligent people as there are on this board. Whatever question you might have, there is always someone to give a perfect answer. Good going! Barny

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    Yes, 8 just made one of these. My pattern called them whirligigs instead of pinwheels, but they look exactly the same. Four matching pieces in each of two colors, will make one block. They are easy and fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fayzer View Post
    They are for a wonky pinwheel block. See here
    Thank you! And I found a tutorial there, as well. This is just great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    Boy, I have never seen so many intelligent people as there are on this board. Whatever question you might have, there is always someone to give a perfect answer. Good going! Barny
    Ain't it the truth!!
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    Wonky Pinwheels sounds like a perfect way to use them!

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    I made my son a quilt with that shape
    it was a true charm quilt, over 1,000 (1044)
    Pcs. All different ex ept two.the object was to find the same two
    camw out great

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    They almost look like dresden plates - otherwise I would go with the wonky square too.

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    they almost look like tumblers too. see if they fit in a row well, one up , one down , etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    they almost look like tumblers too. see if they fit in a row well, one up , one down , etc.
    They do look like tumblers to e too.
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    Yes, whirliygigs is what my pattern was called. I took four layer of fabric and made them in the stack-n-whack method.
    Just make sure when you cut out any more pieces that all of them are all face-up or your blades will not match up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltNama View Post
    Yes, whirliygigs is what my pattern was called. I took four layer of fabric and made them in the stack-n-whack method.
    Just make sure when you cut out any more pieces that all of them are all face-up or your blades will not match up.
    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.
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    These are cut the way I cut when I make a piano border.

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    If you want to know the name of the fabric line, here it is! Moda Wee Woodland. i made a quilt out of this line using several packs of charm squares plus a background neutral. I thought this line was delightful and full of bright colors and whimsy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    Boy, I have never seen so many intelligent people as there are on this board. Whatever question you might have, there is always someone to give a perfect answer. Good going! Barny
    I agree. I don't think you could stump you people. Isn't that grelat? I can't say it enough, this is an awesome forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltntoday View Post
    If you want to know the name of the fabric line, here it is! Moda Wee Woodland. i made a quilt out of this line using several packs of charm squares plus a background neutral. I thought this line was delightful and full of bright colors and whimsy.
    Thank you! That is really good to know. I may just look for some more of it. And I think there is a possibility that I have some 10" squares of it, as well. Haven't quite finished going through this "inheritance".
    Pat

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    I would call them wedges and boy, would I ever love to inherit a bunch of them already cut.
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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    I was thinking pinwheels, as well. Please let us know what you do with them!

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    Looks like the beginning of a crazy quilt to me.
    Be a girl with a mind, a women with attitude and a lady with class.

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    Looks like nice fabric. Lucky you.

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    Being new to this forum (& quilting) & after reading many of your ideas and solutions...I am convinced there are MANY intelligent people here ! Thank you for keeping ever inspired and motivated.

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