What can we make with them?
Quick definition -- A charm square is a square piece of fabric; it can be any size, but is usually 2 to 6 inches. A Charm Square Pack is a bunch of charm squares. Currently, charm packs from the fabric manufacturer are popular. The packs include a square of fabric from each material in a fabric line. For example, Moda's Chocolat line has 50 prints, so the charm pack includes a 5 inch square of each print. It is an easy way to get variety in your projects. If you love a fabric line, it's a great way to get a little piece of all of it.
Top Ten List
10. Make a table runner. Fast, easy to make and makes a great gift. Sweet gift for yourself too. You can never have too many seasonal table runners.
9. Bring charms to a charm square exchange. Who wants to give out all of the same fabric? You can just say -- I loved the whole line, so I brought a piece of all of it. Take the one you like!--
8. Easy Quilt Border. Put 5 inch squares around the outside of your quilt. It looks like you really tried to find the perfect coordinating fabrics.
7. Make a tote or diaper bag. Cute!
Button Bag & Little Charm Totes
6. Quick Baby Quilt. It's so easy to sew the charms together, strip with a coordinating fabric and you're done.
5. Applique Stash. Charm squares are a great way to build up your stash. When you just need a little bit, you'll have an assortment of colors and values.
4. Make a pincushion. Little pieces of fabric go a long way & charms are perfect for the backing.
Grandmother's Flower Garden Pincushion
3. Make an easy holiday wall hanging. With a fun, novelty charm pack, you can alternate a neutral material with the prints. Quick, easy. Let the fabric be the design.
2. Of course, make a lap quilt. The variety of materials makes it more interesting, more fun to look at and more unique. See how the center part has all of the charms mixed in randomly and coordinates so well.
AND NUMBER 1.......my favorite
Make an apron for yourself or a friend, mother, sister, teacher and so on.... So easy with the charm squares; it looks like you spent hours selecting the material.
There is so much more to do with them: fabric postcards, yo-yos, patches, little purses, pockets, pillows, pillowcases, etc...