Mini Charm Pack Patterns and Projects

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Quilting | Comments


There are lots of ways to use those delightfully cute mini charm packs for quilting that are readily available in quilt shops and fabric stores. Put them to good use with these mini charm pack patterns and projects. These are also great scrap busters! Simply go through your scrap bin and cut 2 1/2″ squares to use for any of these projects.

Charm Packs, on Craftsy

Put those mini charm packs to use with these delightful patterns and projects:

Charm Pack Quilted Table Runner, in the Craftsy Pattern Store

Photo via Craftsy member sherrim1266787

Table runners and table toppers

Table runners and toppers provide an easy way to use mini charm packs. Just one or two mini charm packs (from 40 to 80 mini charm squares) will make a nice-sized table runner or topper. The Simple 9-Patch Table Runner pattern (seen above) comes in two sizes and is perfectly suited for a mini charm pack. Get the Simple 9-Patch Table Runner pattern.

Granny Square Charm Pack Quilt on Craftsy

Photo via A Quilting Life

Granny square blocks

Whip up a granny square block with your extra mini charm pack squares, and when you have enough blocks, put them together for a fun scrap quilt. I made this granny square quilt using Blue Elephant StitchesGranny Square Quilt Block Tutorial.

Mini Tumbler Charm Pack Quilt

Photo via A Quilting Life

Mini tumblers

Mini tumblers are another great way to use your mini charm packs. To make a tumbler block from a 2 1/2″ mini charm square, measure and make a mark 1/2″ from each side at the top of the square. Draw a line from this marking to the bottom of the square on each side. Use a rotary cutter to cut off the excess fabric, leaving a tumbler shape. You now have a mini tumbler that can be used to make any number of projects!

Quilted Notebook Cover

Notebook covers

Protect and personalize notebooks with handmade covers! The pattern for the notebook cover seen above, which calls for 2 1/2″ mini charm pack squares, can be found in sweetwaterscrapbook’s Etsy shop.

Craftsy Pattern- Quilted Stocking

Photo via Craftsy member Jodi Nelson

Holiday decor

The holidays are fast approaching, so now is the perfect time to stitch up some holiday decor. What better way to utilize your leftover Christmas fabric scraps than by cutting them into 2 1/2″ squares and making adorable handmade decorations? Get the Quilted Christmas Mitten pattern.

Mini Quilt on Craftsy

Mini quilts

There are many mini quilt patterns designed specifically for mini charm packs. The mini Tidbit quilt seen above, designed by Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. and pieced by A Quilting Life, uses just two mini charm packs and small amounts of yardage for border, backing and binding. Get the Tidbit quilt pattern.

There are so many projects for mini charm packs and 2 1/2″ squares, if you’re not saving these little bits and pieces of fabric, why not start? As you can see, there are some wonderful options for making these little pieces into big fun. And, if you’d like to make a more coordinated project with these pieces, the mini-charm pack collections are just the way to start sewing these projects without having to wait to accumulate a lot of scraps.

Be sure to come back to the Craftsy blog tomorrow for this week’s installment of Free Pattern Friday!

What would you like to make with your mini charm squares? 

Comments

  1. BeeGee says:

    I love these little guys and have collected quite a few in my stash. I’ve only made one thing, a mug rug, using them and now I have more projects to use these darling pieces of fabric. Particularly like the mitten and think I will try to make some for my nieces and nephews as a surprise Christmas goodie. Craftsy keeps me busy every day with all the fantastic classes, I really want to finish Beth Ferrier’s class. Then there are all the special sales, what’s a girl to do?

  2. BeeGee says:

    I love mini charm packs and have collected more than I should, but it is hard to resist the gorgeous colors and my mind can think of a gazillion projects to use them. My latest project is to design a mug rug using them and I’ve just about got it planned out. As for mug rugs I absolutely love them, even if my husband thinks they are silly. Craftsy has so many talented artists that share their patterns with us, in particular The Patchsmith is my favorite and oh how talented she is.