Pre-cuts are really useful and loved by many quilters. These stacks and rolls of fabric are machine cut and wrapped together to make your quilting process a bit easier.
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
1. Disappearing 9-Patch
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.
Photo via swimbikequilt
2. Star Bright
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
3. Daisy Baby
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 bitterpurl
4. Simple Charm Quilt
Beginners and modern quilters will love this quilt that’s simple to piece from squares and rectangles. Featuring lots of negative space, you’ll be able to whip up this charm square baby quilt in no time!
Photo via KD-Quilts
5. Point of View
Available to make as a baby quilt, this pattern uses bright colored charm squares. Or you can use a layer cake to make the larger full size quilt! Choose solids or prints to make your half-square triangles, and a bright and clean background to make the fabrics pop.
Photo via Samelias Mum
6. Fresh Diamonds
Sew a pretty lap quilt from two charm packs and solid background fabric. Finishing at 48″ x 52″, this sweet little quilt is doable for beginners or advanced quilters looking for a weekend project.
Photo via MODKID/Patty Young Designs
7. Stop the Presses!
Dive into this free charm square quilt pattern featuring text fabric prints. It’s easy to sew up using charm squares and fat quarters!
8. Litter Blox
Sew a sampling of kitty quilt blocks with this free cat quilt pattern! Learn how to make one 6″ block and repeat as many times as you need for your project. For each kitty you need two charm squares of one print for the main face (ears and cheeks) and two charms of another print for the face accent.
Photo via Busy Girl Creates
9. Stitch and Slice Baby Quilt
Great for the first time quilter, this baby blanket comes together in just a day or two! Whip up this 38″ square quilt with a charm pack and a little extra fabric from your stash!
Photo via The Bored Zombie
10. 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
11. Charming Elephants
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
12. Granny Squares
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!