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Old 09-09-2008, 03:26 PM
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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?
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:30 PM
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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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Old 09-09-2008, 08:30 PM
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My favorite place to buy charm squares is the Fat Quarter Shop.

http://www.fatquartershop.com/
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:58 PM
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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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Old 09-09-2008, 09:03 PM
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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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Old 09-09-2008, 09:05 PM
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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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Old 09-10-2008, 07:31 AM
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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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