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Thread: where to buy charm packs

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    I'm wanting to make a disappearing 9 patch with a couple of charm packs. Where is the cheapest place to get charm packs? If I was to make a disappearing 9 patch for a couch size throw would two packs be enough if I put a solid color with it?
    Thanks for your help.

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    Hi - You can get charm packs on eBay really cheap, and 2 would be plenty for that type of throw. They come in anything from 25 to 32 to 40 to 50 squares per pack, so be sure you check. I have gotten a lot of great charm packs on eBay, and have used them for exactly what you are asking about.

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    I just checked the quilt shop today and they didn't really have anything I was looking for....but they were 20 4" for $3.00. It sounds like ebay might be the way to go or fabric shops online. best of luck finding what you're looking for.

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    My favorite place to buy charm squares is the Fat Quarter Shop.

    http://www.fatquartershop.com/

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    I don't know what these charms are, but you can buy them on the internet at quiltbus.
    What are charms???? What do they look like??? could someone take a picture of one please?

    Are they charms like we used to have for bracelets?

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    Fabric charms are 5" square cuts of fabric. Usually a company, such as Moda, will put out a set of these with 1 or 2 or 3 of each of the fabrics in a certain line. Most of them come in an almost perfect 5" square with pinked edges. They don't have to be re-cut for a lot of uses or you can make 1/2 square triangles with them.

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    thank you Jim,
    I had a totally differant idea.... oh, after 30 years I DO have SO MUCH to learn !!!


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    http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/...79&Parent_Ids=

    whoo that's one long link but it does have a good picture. Charms are frequently traded among quilters who love the scrappy look to avoid paying for the yardage you will most likely not use. not that i ever buy fabric i'm not going to use LOL :wink:

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    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/
    This is where I buy some of them... go to the closeout section for pre cut closeouts. If I'm going to make a big quilt, you can get more bang for your buck here :):):) Last spring I bought the Moda anniversary charm pack sets in metal tins for a song. My niece and I are both the proud owner of a lot of them, and are planning to make matching quilts.

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    My mom had bought some sets many years ago -
    and being a compulsive washer and dryer -
    I was amazed at what happened to some of those squares.
    Some (most) turned out fine -
    A few shrunk 1/2 inch (really!!!!) one way
    and a few turned into parallelograms (yes, I know a square is a specialized parallelogram, but these did not have 90 degree corners)



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    Thanks for the replies. I'm going to check them out now. One more question. Does Joanns have charm packs? I didn't see any on line but I know that the stores have more that they have on line.
    Thanks again.

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    I'll be adding some charm packs to my ebay store tonight. Just got them all packaged up and pics taken. I always start the bidding at a penny. They come 15 5" squares to a pack. Great bargain!!! Check them out if you get a chance.

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    I have bought squares from tricias on line store great stuff :D

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    I agree with you Ruth, her store is fab!! (and she's one of us :):):) )

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    Thanx!!!!!

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    OK, HAVE SOME CHARM PACKS LISTED ON MY SITE: http://stores.ebay.com/Tricias-Quilts-Fabric-and-More

    ALSO LOTS OF CRAFT BOOKS, SOME JELLY ROLLS, AND LOTS OF OTHER ITEMS.

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    I just took a look at your site but I'm needing more green in my quilt so I probably wont be bidding :cry: Wish they were the right colors. Sorry

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    I'll be putting more packs together. I'll keep in mind you need greens. So keep checking!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathy M
    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/
    This is where I buy some of them... go to the closeout section for pre cut closeouts. If I'm going to make a big quilt, you can get more bang for your buck here :):):) Last spring I bought the Moda anniversary charm pack sets in metal tins for a song. My niece and I are both the proud owner of a lot of them, and are planning to make matching quilts.
    H-P also cuts their own charm packs and if you order one of those, make sure you check them out before you start sewing. I had to spend about 30 minutes one night squaring up 40 charm squares h-p cut because someone cut them at 5 1/4 on some sides and another measurement on other sides!!! I love that shop, however, and it hasn't stoppped me from buying more from them :lol:

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    I have purchased charm packs but sometime when I have made a quilt and have a little fabric left over, I will cut 5" squares and put them in a bag. That way I am not spending any more money. The 5" sqs I cut are like a gift. As a suggestion, if you are going to do this, you should cut 2 of each as some of the patterns require 2 of each piece of fabric.

    We had a charm pack challenge at our quilt guild. If you wanted to join, you cut 50 sqs (2 of each fabric); put them in a bag and later when everyone that wanted to do this gathered and the packs of charms were exchanged and we made quilts. We showed them later at a meeting during our show/tell segment.

    Have fun!

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    My favorite charm packs are called Crystals and you find them at Fabric depot on line. They cost more but you get 33 charms per pack. They are marbles in lights and darks, just gorgous colors.

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