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Thread: What have you made with CHARMS

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    Senior Member nance-ell's Avatar
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    I want to make my DMIL a quilt using charms. I've already purchased most of the charms I think I'll need. I have made one quilt from charms (pictured below) and I just sewed the charms together. I'm wondering what others may have done using only charms (except for sashing and borders). Please post a picture of yours to give me some ideas! Thanks!

    My Charm Quilt Top
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    This is s very pretty quilt. Love all the color. I haven't used charms yet.

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    I don't use charms, but you could do a D9P or D4P with them. Or pinwheels would be good, too.

    I love your charm quilt top - it makes me feel warm and happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deema
    I don't use charms, but you could do a D9P or D4P with them. Or pinwheels would be good, too.

    I love your charm quilt top - it makes me feel warm and happy.
    Thanks!

    D4P might be fun. I haven't tried one yet :-)

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    I have never used prepackaged charms. However I have used my own 5" Squares to make a twister wall hanging. That was fun. I want to try and make a quilt. (I used a tut on this board to make up my own twister template.)

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    Love your quilt, I have a couple of charm packs too, haven't decided what to do with them yet, Probably will incoporate blocks into baby quilts and use for doll quilts.

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    In the process of making YoYos....long way to go yet.

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    Beginnings of a D9P using charms. For a charity kids quilt.
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    I made a twister one day last week from a couple of 5" charm packs. Came out great, was fun and easy.

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    I am making a D4P with scrappy charms. I had a lot of 4.5 and 5" squares so decided I'll make disappearing blocks and twister with them. I have about 20 of the disappearing 4 patches made. Since I only sew on weekends, it'll be a while.

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    I just did mug rugs...sorry I can't post pics but the recipients haven't received them yet (it was for a swap on the board)!! :)

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    I just purchased some charm packs and haven't decided yet what to make - I like your quilt - its so bright and pretty.

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    I've made several wall hangings and lap quilts using charms. I have some Dresden plate blocks ready to put together using charms. Here's a couple pics.

    I love using charm packs :) Have fun.

    A simple wall hanging for my bedroom
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    D9P for a gift
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    Quote Originally Posted by retired2pa
    I've made several wall hangings and lap quilts using charms. I have some Dresden plate blocks ready to put together using charms. Here's a couple pics.

    I love using charm packs :) Have fun.
    Very nice. Are those buttons on the wallhanging? Nice touch! Thanks for sharing.

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    I'll post a pic when I get home, I sewed charms into 4 patches then used those 4 patches as one block and am making 10 minute blocks from them so one huge block (18") takes 20 charms, but it's looking pretty kewl!

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    I have the Nickel Quilt and Nickel Quilt Two books and have made quilts from them. They turned out really nice.

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    A disappearing nine patch and a 'How Charming' quilt.

    D9P with Fandango charms
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    E Burns ' How Charming' with charms
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    A disappearing nine patch and a 'How Charming' quilt.
    I really like both of these! Thanks for posting the pics.

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    ok, here's my charming 10 minute blocks WIP

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    on design wall
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    Senior Member nance-ell's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    ok, here's my charming 10 minute blocks WIP
    I love that! The colors are awesome!

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    The classic definition of a charm quilt, is that there is only one piece of each fabric. No duplicates. So a true charm quilt is a collection that takes lots of time.

    When you buy a set of charms, you will notice that there is only one piece of each design. These sets usually don't have enough ingredients to make a quilt, so you have to buy yardage to complete many projects. A tote bag or table topper can easily be a "charm"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan T
    The classic definition of a charm quilt, is that there is only one piece of each fabric. No duplicates. So a true charm quilt is a collection that takes lots of time.

    When you buy a set of charms, you will notice that there is only one piece of each design. These sets usually don't have enough ingredients to make a quilt, so you have to buy yardage to complete many projects. A tote bag or table topper can easily be a "charm"
    Jan,

    I didn't know that. I'll be sure not to call my quilt a "charm quilt", but it will be a quilt made from charms. And, I really enjoy seeing everyone's pics of their creations too!

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    If Moda and RJR sell them as charm packs, then my quilts are made with charms. I did have to add some of my own fabrics to the 'How Charming'. The rjr charms were rather dark and I'm a fan of bright.

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    Here is the quilt I am currently working on completing, made from charms.

    Most of the pieces are from Thimbleberries Village Green line
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    Senior Member nance-ell's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoseyBell
    Here is the quilt I am currently working on completing, made from charms.
    Very nice! It's amazing what a difference adding the sashing makes. I could do that with my charms and I think it would look just as awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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