Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Charm Pack Challenge

It's time for a new Challenge.  The Charm Pack Challenge!

First of all, what the heck is a Charm Pack?  Most of us have, use and love charm packs, but here's what they are:

A Charm is a 5" x 5" square of fabric. Depending on the fabric company, each Charm Pack normally contains at least one of each print in the collection. Most packs have around forty-two pieces, which means there can be duplicates and even triplicates of some prints. Charm squares are great for easy patchwork quilts.

KICK OFF: TVMQG March meeting.

THEME: Make it with a Charm Pack!  Make a quilt or quilted item using the pieces from a Charm Pack.

DIRECTIONS: Use at least one modern charm pack to create your project.  The square can be whole or cut up, use your creativity to transform them, into a unique and interesting design.

FABRIC AND PALETTE: Use at least one Charm Pack of your choice.

QUILT SIZE: There is no size restriction. Keep in mind that an average Charm Pack with 42 squares will create a quilt that is 27 x 31-½ inches.

DUE DATE: Bring your completed projects for Show and Tell at our September 2018 meeting.

Here's a hint, a Layer Cake is 10" x 10" square, buy a Layer Cake, slice it in quarters and you have four ready-made Charm Packs!

Another hint, Moda Bake Shop has tons of free tutorials using pre-cuts, click here to see the Charm Pack ideas.

Did you know that TVMQG has a Pinterest account?  We have a board for Charm Square Quilts, too!

Have Fun!


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