How to Make Charm Square Baby Quilts
A ‘Woven’ Charm Square Baby Quilt
Learn How to Make an Adorable Pair of Charm Square Companion Baby Quilts with these tutorials. The first of two super simple Charm Square Baby Quilts is a woven pattern and is perfect for gifting. The block layout creates a beautiful quilt design. You’ll love this easy charm square patchwork strip set block pattern. Use your favorite Charm Pack or cut your charm squares from fat quarters. This adorable charm square quilt will inspire you to use all your stash fabrics. Make as many simple blocks as you need for any size quilt you want! Enjoy this charm square quilt block tutorial and make your quilt soon.
Watch the video tutorial above for a demonstration, and see how to make charm square quilts using strip sets. This woven block pattern looks far more complex to make than it actually is. First, you’ll sew together strip sets and then crosscut them to create a completely different look. When pieced into larger blocks, a beautiful woven pattern is created.
A 4-Patch Charm Square Baby Quilt
The second companion quilt is an adorable 4-patch charm square baby quilt. For a demonstration how to make a 4-patch charm square baby quilt, watch this charm square quilt tutorial. This simple 4-Patch quilt block creates a beautiful diagonal design across your quilt top. You’ll love this easy 4-patch charm square block that goes together very quickly. Use your favorite charm pack or cut your charm squares from fat quarters.
Creative Quilting with Charm Squares
What Is a Charm Square?
A charm square is simply a 5” square precut fabric block used for quilting. They are sold in charm packs which generally have a variety of 42 pieces of fabric. Though that number may vary depending on the manufacturer. Most often, a charm pack contains an assortment of 5” squares from a specific fabric collection. It a wonderful way to try a new fabric with a very low investment.
A charm quilt may be pieced entirely with charm squares or mixed with other quilt blocks depending on your quilt’s design. There are a lot of pattern options available to choose from for charm square quilts. The Fat Quarter Shop has free patterns you may download from their site. Or create your own pattern with some beautiful charm squares that you love. Once you learn how to quilt with charm squares, you’ll be ready for more.
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What Size Quilt Can I Make with A Charm Pack
How Much Fabric Is in A Charm Pack?
A single charm pack of 42 squares measuring 5” x 5” each is equivalent to about a ¾ yard length of 42” wide fabric. Charm packs are perfect for making easy patchwork charm quilts. They save you lots of cutting time, not to mention your fabric selection is already chosen.
Fabric manufacturers and quilt shops assemble curated charm packs to provide a selection of specific fabric collections. Popular curated charm pack choices include low volume fabrics, baby themed prints, or flannel squares for a rag quilt. Curated charm packs are a perfect option if you have a specific design in mind and want multiple prints.
How to Make a Charm Square Quilt?
Charm square quilts can be quite simple to make. Precut charm squares save time getting you started sewing sooner. A variety of modified patchwork block patterns such as a 4-patch or 9-patch, work quite easily for charm square quilts. Some of the simplest blocks are perfect for using charm squares and result in gorgeous quilts.
How to Cut Your Own Charm Squares from Fat Quarters
Charm Square Cutting Guide
On the other hand, how can you make a quilt quickly if you love to collect fat quarters instead of charm packs? Here’s just the solution you need. This handy reference guide allows you to determine how many fat quarters you need to make a charm quilt. It also provides you with a yardage conversion chart for other cut fabric sizes.
Download this FQ/Charm Pack Reference Guide and pull out your favorite fat quarters for your next quilt.