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Thread: Who uses the charm packs, jelly rolls, etc?

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    Super Member Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
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    I've been watching the Missouri Star Quilt tutorials on YouTube and they had a lot of things with the jellyrolls and pre-cut and packaged deals like that. I was wondering who on here buys the jellyrolls and such and what you have made with them.

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    I've wonder the same thing. I've never used them.

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    I use charm packs all the time. I am working on a dresdan plate using charm packs purchased from Missouri Quilting and using their video tutorial as a guide. It is so easy so far.

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    I've done a bowtie quilt with charm packs. Each charm makes one bowtie with just a tiny bit of waste and it allowed me to have many more fabrics than I would have otherwise.

    I have the 1930's repro charms that I plan to do a dresden plate with soon.

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    There are lots of ideas on the Moda Bakeshop website.....

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/

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    I've made regular quilt tops using just strips and recently I used the pattern "Strip Search" to make a Halloween quilt. Charm packs are useful for table runners because you have a variety of beautiful fabrics.

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    I've done 3 quilt tops with jelly rolls. One was from a magazine pattern that was made for a jelly roll. One was the boxy stars pattern at quiltville (it was a quilt along) and one was a non jelly roll pattern from a magazine that I worked up in Electric Quilt to use a jelly roll.

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    I have made several quilt tops with charm packs, jelly rolls and turnovers and one with a layer cake. I love to use the charm packs and make tumbler quilts. And 4 patch and 9 patch are perfect for charms. I have used turnovers to make pinwheel quilts. I have a Mary Englebright pinwheel ready to be put together. The honeybuns don't seem to go as far in a quilt top, more like a small lap size quilt. I made a hexagon quilt top from a layer cake that needs to be quilted someday.

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    I'm amazed by how much you can do with these things. I saw a video on Missouri Star Quilts with one of the dessert rolls and she showed how she was able to make 4 table runners and a table topper (no including the borders). I didn't think you could do much with just of one them.

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    I love the ideas that they offer but since I have the time right now I prefer to choose my own style of fabric and to cut my own , its so much more cost effective.
    If I had unlimited funds and no time I probably would buy some of them.

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    I do my own. I have a lot of small pieces so cut them as I need them and how many I need, etc.

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    I made a Twister with a Charm pack.It had all of one collection of fabric.I didn't know that collection had so many different prints.

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    I've done a lap quilt using rail fence blocks from a jelly roll. One lap quilt using jacobs ladder blocks & a tumbler block wallhanging from charm packs. I love the charms, cakes & rolls. :)

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    Love both charm packs and jelly rolls. Charma packs make quick lap quilts, baby quilts, tote bags, placemats etc. Just finished a bed runner using a jelly roll. Enough left for a jelly roll tote bag or table runner, dresser runner. Let you imagination be your guide.

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    I haven't bought them, but received several jelly rolls & charms as gifts. I like making table toppers with the charms & sometimes use the jelly rolls as borders on miniatures.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    I'm amazed by how much you can do with these things. I saw a video on Missouri Star Quilts with one of the dessert rolls and she showed how she was able to make 4 table runners and a table topper (no including the borders). I didn't think you could do much with just of one them.

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    One of the jelly rolls I purchased had 3 1/2 yds of fabric in it.
    So yes, you can make several projects out of them :D:D:D

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    I bought a book that tells you waht to do with them does that count :)!!

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    I love making things with these. They're so easy to use. I just bought some layer cakes as well to go with some jellies I also bought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I bought a book that tells you waht to do with them does that count :)!!

    :lol: Yes, it counts! I have a couple books as well. :)

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    I belong to a strip club that uses 2 1/2" strips to make quilts. We use jelly rolls all the time. A good book that we have made several out of is Scrap Basket Surprise.

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    I have several charm packs all with cottagy florals that I really like but could never figure out what to make. I have decided to make a scrappy quilt by just stitching them together as I pick them out of a bag. I also plan on tying this quilt. I've never tied a quilt before, but am really intrigued by it. I think it'll be really pretty and old-fashioned looking.

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    I purchased some minky charm squares recently and made a small rag quilt for my granddaughter, backed with a piece of flannel, as demonstrated in Missouri Quilts. She loves it.

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    I really love them both.Everything is color coordinated and ready to go.They can be expensive though,but I really shop around to find a good bargain.I have found the same ones at Walmart that they had at JoAnns, at a lower price.

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    I am just getting back into sewing and have no stash. I love the precuts. I made a Chinese coin lap quilt with the charm packs; pinwheels using MSQC's video; 4 patch using charm packs; sewing machine cover using jelly roll; placemats and table runners using jelly rolls and charm packs. The list just goes on and on..... love my precuts!

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    I love the charms and jelly rolls. Have done several quilts using both. Have a layer cake that I am going to make a snowball quilt with as well. I do like to pick my own fabric so am picky about what precuts I buy.

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