Stashbuster – Charm Pack Quilt

in chair (Large)

Last year a friend and I went to a textile wholesale warehouse sale.  I was looking for neutrals (I seem to have everything else!) I found a great white on white and a gray and white pinstripe.  Of course, I had to check everything else out!  We found batik charm packs at a great price and we loved the fabric line.  We each bought several as our plan was to each make similar quilts from the charm packs.  I found a pattern that we both liked and I began the process. (This is also one of the UFOs from my guild’s challenge).

Hint: If you are going to use a charm pack, check the pieces before you begin to cut and sew.  I assumed that the charms, being die cut, would be perfect 5″ squares.  Not the case.  I have a die cut machine and my cut pieces come out perfect. In this case, I had to square up each and every charm.  Some were just a tiny bit off, others were 1/8″ off.  Add all those up and it will really mess up your work!

whole quilt (Large)

But I am not sorry that I purchased these.  I used a variation of the split nine patch – 2 of the corner squares are pinwheels, then you “split” the nine patch.  I love the end results.  The pink border and brown binding really make it pop.  This quilt is intended as a gift and now just needs a name and a label.

rolled (Large)

By the way, I am not recommending you avoid precuts – but do check them.

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One response »

  1. Oh, I do love the binding technique

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