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Thread: Charm Pack Advent Calendar

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    Super Member dotcomdtcm's Avatar
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    Here is an Advent Calendar wall hanging that I dreamed up from a pretty charm pack. I am sharing this to inspire you to try your own. No pattern, just putting it together step-by-step. This one is intended to hang on a door. I will fill it with candy, cosmetics, gift cards, etc.

    Lay out 6 rows of 4 squares. I mixed mine up. NBD
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    Sew each row of 4 together. Hem the top and add a 2 1/2" strip on the bottom.
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    Lay our your 6 strips on a lining. My borders are about 1 1/2 " after overlapping
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    Sew the horizontal rows which form the bottom of each little pocket.
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    Sew the vertical rows, completing each pocket.
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    Trim the sides and add a border, My green strips are all 2 1/'2"wide. I used most of a 1/2 yard for the borders.
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    I want the bows on each box to be about the same size. I tie them this way.
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    Each box-pocket will look like a gift. Now for backing & binding. I'm not adding batting, because it will be too heavy (loaded w gifts!) I'll post a photo when it is done.
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    Super Member magpie's Avatar
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    Great idea and nice tute.

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    what fun you'll have at your house picking pocket - thanks for sharing. I like the way you tied your bows ~ could have used that hint last summer for a wedding guest seating board I made for my daughter!!

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    How clever are you! Good job.

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    Cute tute! Thanks!!!

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    Very cute, thanks for sharing!

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    I usually just lurk on this website (too timid to post anything), but I must ask how you plan on this becoming a wall hanging? How will you hang it??

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    I'll put a hanging tube on the back and hang it on the door with a curtain rod. This is for my younger daughter. When she gets home from her very stressful job, she'll get a present.
    If it gets too heavy I can fill one week at a time.

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    What a great idea and I love your tute. Great way to tie the bows too.

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    Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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    great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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    Here is the finished calendar. Needs more bows. I used 12 " of ribbon
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    Just a super idea!!! Love the little bows too. Thank-you for sharing your project.

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    Very impressive. Thanks for the tute.

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    This is very nice. I'm sure you daughter will enjoy it tremendously.

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    What an awesome idea! I love charm packs, and this is such a fun idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Very creative and easy too. Thanks for the idea.

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    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    Dotty, that is such a cute idea. Charm packs are my favorite pre-cut.

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    Dotty one is NEVER too old to learn new ideas. Thanks for sharing. I can picture quite of few of these being made. I have 3 daughters, so a lot of sewing for me!

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    Love this! I've got the materials to make one similar but really like the way yours turned out. Thanks for sharing.

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    That's neat!!!! I wish I could start one right now. I have twin girl grandchildren, and they would love this. I just bought them an advent calender...definitely will do this for next year. They are only 7 now and I'm really just learning to quilt. I have a couple irons in the fire now. But next year...... I can't wait. Thanks for the idea.

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    Oh, I love it! And so will she!!!!!!!!!!

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    Cute Idea. Thanks

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