Quick & Easy Sew-n-Go Charm Square Quilt Patterns (patterns coming soon!)
Quilt Patterns Using Charm Square Packs
Why a charm pack quilt series? Charm packs are a convenient precut fabric bundle that can take you to a finished quilt quickly. Someone else has done the hard work of choosing the fabrics and cutting the blocks to size. Most charm packs include 42 five-inch squares of an assortment of coordinated prints. It is a perfect way to get faster quilt making results.
Do you enjoy browsing through the online quilt pattern collections for inspiration? It is fun to see what’s out there. Sometimes a quilt block sparks your interest, or your find a color combination you are looking for . While all that perusing is enjoyable, how often do you find a must-have pattern that you cannot wait to make?
Creative Charm Pack Quilt Patterns
That is what this Charmed Quilt Series is about. These patterns are just a bit different either in their making or layout which is a great learning opportunity to take us to the next level in our quilting expertise. Every quilt I make teaches me something important that improves my quilting ability. My goal each week when I write about a quilt, is to teach effective methods that work well for me. In sharing that bit of quilting knowledge, my hope is that you also learn something fun and creative.
Learning more about quilting is enjoyable and engaging. Quilting with charms is one of the easiest ways to start a quilt. The fabric is cut into very manageable sizes and one pack makes a perfect ‘little’ quilt. When I am trying something new, I prefer to get right to it and not spend hours of unnecessary prep time. So, starting a project with charms is a great way to learn quickly.
Charmed Quilt Series
This Charmed Quilt Series includes five different Charm Pack Quilts with a unique twist. You will learn how make each of these quilts using the easiest methods for the quickest results. There are many tips and tricks that will not only speed up your quilting process but teach you effective methods that will improve all your quilting projects. So, let’s get started.
The first three quilts are listed here today. The final two will be added next week.
Disappearing Charms Quilt
Disappearing Charms Quilt Pattern
Don’t you just love a simple pattern that goes together quickly yet looks like you worked incredibly hard on it? This is that sew-n-go charm quilt pattern and it’s made completely with 5” charms. Whether you buy the precut packs or cut your own 5” squares, you will appreciate how easy this charm pack quilt pattern is to sew.
My favorite quilt patterns do not require lots of fussy work. Especially for a quick baby quilt. My Disappearing Charms is a simplified assembly variation of the Falling Charms quilt that requires lots of piecing and trimming. Instead, the Disappearing Charms quilt is fully assembled with squares that do not require any trimming. This is a simple charm pack quilt for beginners. You can easily finish this Disappearing Charms quilt top in a day which makes it a perfect gift for a new mom.
Make A Charm Pack Quilt Easily
The Disappearing Charms quilt is a fun project. First you start with a nine patch that you transform into four smaller blocks to make your quilt. By using this method, you will have the perfect block to create a Falling Charms quilt. The best part is that you do not have to trim all those strips used in the traditional pattern. This Disappearing Charm shortcut is so much easier!
After you have your blocks made, your quilt will go together very quickly. Once pieced, a narrow border that matches the background is added to carry the pattern to the edges. While a wide border would look great on this quilt too, I chose to keep it simple. Instead I finished it with a contrasting binding that brightens all the colors against the white-on-white background.
Choose Your Favorite Fabrics
The beauty of the Disappearing Charms quilt is that it can be made with all your favorite fabrics for a scrappy look. Yet it can take on a specific color scheme to suit your design. Plus by adjusting your block count, this quilt easily becomes any size you need. This finished quilt pictured is a baby quilt measuring 37” x 44”. It is made using Abby Rose by Moda and White-on-White Charm Packs.
Charm Square Half Square Triangles
Charming Triangles Quilt Pattern
Do you find that one quilting project generally leads to more and more ideas? Our creative minds get great exercise with quilting because the possibilities are endless. While making the Disappearing Charms quilt above, there were some unused blocks left-over. Since I used most of the prints, what was left were the solid squares. When it comes to fabric, I am very frugal and let nothing go to waste. So, I wanted to come up with a pattern using fewer charms yet still had plenty going on visually to keep it interesting.
For this charm pack quilt pattern, my first thought was to use a low volume background which is one of my favorite go-to’s. But with a limited number of charms, how was I going to spread them out across the quilt top…even on a baby quilt? Well, just cut them in half of course. That’s how the Charming Triangles Quilt came to be.
Make Charm Square Half Square Triangles
Using the left-over solids from the Abby Rose by Moda charm pack, paired with low volume fabrics on hand, this quilt is also an easy pattern. I matched the solid charms with the lightest low volume fabrics in my pile to get the most contrast. Then by making pairs of half square triangles (HST) I doubled the blocks I now had to use.
Make A Charm Square HST Quilt
Following the same disappearing 9-patch method above, I created a series of colorful blocks ready to turn into a gorgeous quilt top. What a ‘charmer’ this one turned out to be! The darker solids stand out boldly next to the light low volume prints. They make a great pair to design a quilt with.
This went together so quickly, and the blocks looked fantastic together. Now I wanted it to be a bit bigger. Fortunately, I had a piece of aqua fabric that matched perfectly with the solids I was using. Then I sewed together some more HSTs. They became a D9-Patch which resulted in more wonderful Charming Triangle blocks. It worked out perfectly!
Charmed Coin Quilt
Charmed Coin Quilt Pattern
Coin quilts are popular and especially easy for scrap quilts. Stacks of layered blocks are sewn the length of the quilt and placed side by side. The strips may be flipped from top to bottom or turned from side to side. This Charmed Coin Quilt Pattern has a couple design elements to set it apart.
Precut charm packs make coin quilts simple to assemble! Creating stacks of coins is an effective method to use a multitude of fabrics yet keep an organized layout. By sewing your charm squares together and crosscutting them, you will have stacks of coins ready to quilt before you know it.
Charmed Coin Quilt Lattice
The addition of narrow lattice strips separates the stacks of charmed coins for a pleasing block design. Now change it up a bit with an asymmetrical layout and you have a dramatic quilt that will grab everyone’s eye. This charm pack quilt pattern is perfect for beginners.
Quick Sew-n-Go Charm Quilts
These charm square quilts each turned out terrific. The best part to this quilt series is how quickly each pattern comes together. I hope you get some quilting inspiration to take on a project with some fantastic fabric you have been holding on to. Pull it out now and see where your creativity will take you!
Patterns for these quilt will be available soon!