10 beautiful ideas for charm packs

10 beautiful ideas for charm packs

You love the small, fine charm packs as much as I do? Wonderful, then I have some nice projects for you here! Charm packs are so-called precuts, i.e. pre-cut patchwork fabrics, and contain 42 x 5 inch squares (12.7 cm) as a package. The great thing is that a charm pack always contains all the fabrics from a collection, so the squares go perfectly together. So if you sew a patchwork project from a Charm Pack, a harmonious result is almost guaranteed. If you want to make something bigger out of it, you can add solids (plain fabrics) to Charm Packs – I’m happy to help you choose!

The advantages of Charm Packs at a glance

  • Large selection : The large manufacturers of patchwork fabrics offer charm packs of many of their fabric collections, the choice here is very large
  • Diversity : a Charm Pack contains at least 1 of all the fabric patterns in a collection, so you get a wonderful selection of patterns and colours
  • Plenty of Patterns : There are tons of free patterns online that are made specifically for Charm Packs – perfect for baby quilts, placemats, cushions, table runners and bags
  • Price/performance: a charm pack costs well under 20 € (very rarely 22 €) and you get roughly 60 cm of fabric with a fabric width of 1.10 m – this is more than if you were to buy fabric by the meter, but you get a whole collection.

This is what charm packs look like

Beautiful projects from Charm Packs

Maybe you would like to conjure up something beautiful from a Charm Pack! I’ll list a few of my favorite projects below, all instructions are free !

You can find more wonderful projects by well-known designers in books written especially for the practical 5 inch squares:

Matching fabrics as a supplement

In my store you will find matching Moda Bella solids for each charm pack, which have either already been selected by the respective fabric designer or which I have chosen from the fabric card. Simply choose a color and give the quilt the desired direction.

You can find the matching plain colors under the Charm Pack or in the right margin!

Projects sewn by me

10 beautiful ideas for charm packs
Left: Cross-Stitch Patchwork Pillow by Claudia Itzwerth, instructions by Heidi Staples (see above), right use of the remaining 5 inch squares
10 beautiful ideas for charm packs
Stoffe und Zubehör fürs Quilten

I made this baby quilt using instructions from the book Just One Charm Pack. I completed the Charm Pack with a Moda Bella Solid.

Have fun sewing!