Charm pack fabric comes in squares but that does not have to mean we can only sew quilts that have a square theme to them. There are lots of ways we can sew them together to get triangles, stripes and other more exciting effects.
These ten free charm pack patterns, with instructions, demonstrate some of the many ways that you can use your stock of charm packs that are sitting in your fabric basket waiting to be used. You can follow these patterns as they are or use them as a base idea to create your own awesome designs and quilts.
10 Free Charm Pack Quilt Patterns:
This quilt uses the charm packs squares as squares, but by placing them within rectangular neutral-colored boxes the squares give the appearance of being photograph frames. A simple quilt to sew and construct with limited cutting of your charm packs required. If you are looking for a fast to complete project then this could be the one you need.
Step In Time
The easiest way to cut a charm square is into two halves to make two rectangles. This sewing pattern then steps these pieces to create a zig-zag effect throughout the quilt. Use plain fabrics for a simple geometric design or varied patterned fabric for something a bit more lively and less rigid.
The flying geese quilt design is very popular and quilt makers have learnt several ways to construct these base blocks. This sewing tutorial shows you four different ways to construct these blocks using triangles and squares that are cut from charm packs. You are sure to find one method that suits you.
This is another charm pack tutorial that uses triangular pieces cut form the squares. In this pattern the triangles are joined together to form a symmetrical quilt block that looks like an ‘X’ around a central square piece of fabric. Simple to do and effective as part of a quilt or as a pillow cover.
By removing a small square from the corner of a charm piece of a fabric you get an stunted ‘L’ shape. Join these together around a central square and you get the pattern demonstrated in this simple to follow tutorial. The sewing might be a little more tricky due to the shapes but the resulting quilt is stunning in appearance.
This design is probably the simplest charm pack pattern you can get, but that does not mean it is dull to look at. The tutorial is illustrated with lots of clear photographs and the instructions are easy to follow. A perfect sewing project for a quilt making beginner.
This is another of those standard patterns that you will read about in quilting books and tutorials. This pattern had been clearly illustrated with photographs showing you how to construct the small squares and rectangles using larger charm pack pieces and some clever sewing and cutting, creating a pattern that looks far more complicated to sew than it really is.
This quilt pattern is a variation on the Disappearing Nine Patch pattern in that one of the squares is created using a number of fabric triangles. The easy to understand instructions are complimented with clear photographs. A great project for sewists with a bit of quilting experience.
A pattern for a smaller (cot) quilt which requires slightly less work. The design is formed from squares and ‘L’ shapes. This is not a suitable project for a quilting novice but with a bit of experience it is simple to construct. By altering the colors of the fabric the final quilt can look very different.
This sewing tutorial shows you how to sew a basic saw tooth star which you can then incorporate into a number of different quilt designs. This is not an easy or simple project to sew but if you follow the instructions carefully then you will soon be sewing stars to cover a quilt that everyone will comment on.