Charm Pack Baby Quilt Tutorial

Charm Packs are an easy way to make a simple baby quilt with a large variety of different but coordinated fabrics. To make a 42″ x 42″ charm pack baby quilt you will need 64 5″ squares – usually 2 Charm Packs is perfect. (Moda Charm Packs have 42 squares in them, other companies vary.  Check the back of the packaging for the exact number.) Lay out the 64 squares in 8 rows of 8 squares each. There’s no right or wrong here, just play with the squares until it looks good. Then stack the squares in each row, starting left to right, on top of each other. Take the top square (square 1) and lay it face up. Pick-up the square 2 and lay it face down on top of square one. Pin the right side together.Bring the paired-up squares to the machine. Sew the squares together with a 1/4″ seam allowance. This usually means lining up the edge of the fabric with your presser-foot. **A consistent seam-allowance is the KEY to good-looking piecing – just always keep the edge of your fabric lined-up with your presser foot. ** Now open up that pair and pin square 3 facing square 2. Sew a 1/4″ … Continue reading Charm Pack Baby Quilt Tutorial