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Charm Pack Baby Quilt

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This quilt is made easy by using a pre-cut charm pack of charm squares to get a wide variety of coordinating fabrics without having to buy more than you need and cut a 5" square out of each one.  A charm pack is made up of a 5" square of each fabric, in each colourway, in a manufacturer's particular line.  Many of the fabric manufacturer's now do these, this quilt uses the "Love U" line by Deb Strain for Moda.

Following these instructions, this quilt comes out at about 38" x 44" and uses 42 charm squares, but you could make it larger or smaller by using more or fewer charms depending on your requirements.

By following this instructable to make a quilt students will learn more about colour selection (choosing the sashing, cornerstone & binding fabrics), the importance of sewing a consistent seam allowance, how pressing seams in opposing directions aids accurate patch alignment and how to make & apply a double fold binding.

Ideal for when you need a quick something for a baby shower.
 
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Step 1: Requirements

Picture of Requirements
All fabrics should be 100% cotton, 45" nominal width.
1 Charm pack with at least 42 fabrics in it
1 yard of contrasting fabric for the sashing
1/4 yard of a different contrasting fabric for the cornerstones
1/2 yard of fabric for the binding

1 1/2 yards polyester fleece (polar fleece)
OR
1 1/2 yards of fabric for the backing
(Make sure your backing is at least 42" wide or you will need to buy more and piece the backing)
a piece of batting (wadding) 42" x 48"

Iron & ironing board
Rotary cutter
Quilter's ruler
Cutting mat
Sewing machine
Thread - ordinary sewing thread and quilting thread (but you can use the same for both)
Scissors
Safety pins or basting spray
A washable or air erasable marking pen

Beautiful work, as always
lizzyastro (author)  steveastrouk2 years ago
Thank you.
anezinis1 year ago
very nice colors
maltesergr82 years ago
Fantastic tutorial! Very detailed with lots of great pics ~ gives me the courage to try to make one myself & I've never quilted ;)

Thanks for the great 'ible!

Beth
Devrimm2 years ago

It iz really very usefull and hlovely Lizzy !!! I need quickly a new baby lol !!!
lizzyastro (author)  Devrimm2 years ago
LOL!!!
I love your quilt! Such a cute design and so many fun colors!
lizzyastro (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks, though the colours are really down to what is in the charm pack. There are some great design lines out there to use.
I love that you used fleece for the backing!
lizzyastro (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks Jessy.

I like using fleece on these because not only is it warm and lightweight, but it also washes and dries easily, which (from experience) I consider to be an important feature for baby items.
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