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« on: October 08, 2011 10:01:02 AM »

I have this charm pack:

http://www.amazon.com/Moda-Santas-Little-Helpers-Squares/dp/B005AZQEK0

christmas fabrics, 45x 5" squares

I'm looking for a pattern that will make the most of the squares, I want to make a christmas blanky for my 4yr old!   I have some solid fabric in white, red, green and brown as well.   I was thinking of using minkee for the backing.

Anyone have a cute pattern? (free would be best!)
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011 03:48:28 PM »

That is really cute.

What I did with a christmas one for me was to start out by doing a disappearing 9 patch (sew squares into 3x3 grid, cut down the middle in both directions). Then I mixed them all up, and rather than arrange them in a traditional disappearing 9 patch, I just randomized the blocks and sewed them back together with the whole squares at the corner. It ended up looking like presents with ribbons on them. I did a really wide border & sashing to kind of "extend" the fabric a bit. (I think it was 3-4" wide). If you have a bit of contrasting fabric, you can do a triple border, as well, again, to extend and really accentuate the charm pack. (wide plain colour, narrow accent strip, wide plain colour.) I prefer to use patterns that involve few seams and very little waste, because then I feel like I get the value out of the charm pack, because I'm kind of insane like that.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011 04:29:47 PM »

I recently used Oh Fransson's charm quilt pattern. http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2011/08/charm-squares-baby-quilts-new-classes-and-updated-pattern.html

It was easy and quick.
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