A charm pack is a collection of fabric that has been cut into squares that measure 5” by 5”. They provide an inexpensive way to get a sampling of all the prints in a fabric line or collection. Each charm pack should contain at least one square of each print, and some of the prints are oftentimes repeated. Many manufacturers sell pre-cut packs, so the number of charm squares in the set might vary depending on the company. Be sure to check the information provided on each set to make sure that you have enough fabric!
Do you have some charm packs laying around that have yet to be used? Why not stitch up one of these FREE charm pack quilt patterns from Craftsy’s awesome indie designers?
Photo via Janice Ryan
This quilt looks intricate and impressive, but is actually very simple and quick to make. It is perfect for beginners! It is also a great pattern for anyone who wants to whip up a baby quilt quickly. The finished quilt measures 40″ by 40″ and requires 81 charm squares.
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This simple, fun and FREE quilt pattern was made available as part of the 100 Quilts for Kids Charity Quilt drive. The pattern shows you how to make both a baby and throw-size quilt. Instructions for making Star Bright with charm packs are included. The quilt can easily be made with scraps or assorted fat quarters, prints or solids, or a mix of both.
Photo via Pipers Girls
This sweet and simple baby quilt is a great go-to for all of those new babies in your life. Charm squares on point make this a unique project! Use two sets of charm packs to make a baby quilt measuring 31″ by 38″.
Photo via The Bored Zombie
A Quilter’s Color Story
Grab charm squares in your favorite colors and create your own quilter’s color story quilt! This pattern works wonderfully in all different colors and prints, both modern and traditional. Do you have a bunch of novelty charms and squares? Together they would make a fun “I spy” quilt. 192 5″ squares are needed for this free charm pack quilt pattern.
Photo via Happy Dance Quilting
These cozy and playful elephants are going to make any child happy. Use this free pattern to make an adorable wall hanging or quilt. A charm pack tumbler is used to cut up the squares, and don’t forget to read the pattern for a binding tip!
Photo via Notes of Sincerity
Sew up some large granny squares with this charming pattern! Directions will show you how to use pre-cuts to make a throw-size quilt. This can be made out of charm packs, layer cakes, or both!