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How To Make A Charm Quilt

Updated on March 16, 2018

A Charm Quilt Using 1930s Reproduction Fabrics

A charm quilt using 1930's reproduction fabrics
A charm quilt using 1930's reproduction fabrics

What Is A Charm Quilt

The idea of a charm quilt is that there are no two pieces of fabrics in the quilt that are alike... However I think it is just as charming if you have more than one of the same fabric in your quilt.

Another name for Charm quilts is Beggar quilts. The reason for this is because the quilter had to trade or beg for fabrics to make sure they had enough fabric pieces in order to use only one piece of fabric in each quilt.

A charm quilt can be made up of squares, triangles, hexagons or whatever your hearts desire. It is really just a scrappy quilt.

Charm quits can be small, as in a cute baby quilt, a table runner or a pretty wall hanging. They can also be made up into something larger like a lap quilt or even large enough to fit your bed. The choice is yours and how you want to show off your charms.

Charms can be created out of scraps of fabric, swaps with friends or you can purchase packs of charms. A charm quilt can be made as a memory quilt using pieces of fabric that are dear to your heart..say pieces of your baby's clothing or from your wedding. etc.

I have a love for scrappy quilts. I use left over scraps from planned quilts, fabric exchanges with friends and even pieces from used clothing. Which means great savings.

Typically purchased charms come in packets of 5"x 5" squares or mini charms come in packets of 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares.

Maya's Quilt

A charm quilt for Maya, using five inch squares and two inch lattice strips
A charm quilt for Maya, using five inch squares and two inch lattice strips | Source

Lattice Charm

I made this quilt ( Maya's Quilt) for my granddaughter using an assortment of charms that I had cut from my stash . Five inch squares with a lattice between each, This quilt was set on point.

On point gives the impression of a diamond shape , even though it is actually a five inch by five inch square...

Charm Quilt In Progress

A scrappy Charm Quilt in progress
A scrappy Charm Quilt in progress
strips of charms
strips of charms

A Simple Charm Quilt

My charm quilt that I am still working on, is made up by using pieces cut from my leftover scraps.

Each piece is cut into a square that measures 2 1/2" X 2 1/2 " .

The pieces are then placed into a paper bag. I reach in without looking, pull out a square, and sew it onto another square. I continue in this manner until I have a strip of the desired length. The strips are then sewn together with another strip. So on and so forth until I have completed the quilt top.

A fun and random way to make a charm quilt.

Another Work In Progress
Another Work In Progress | Source

Pardon My Garden

Pardon My Garden Free Pattern
Pardon My Garden Free Pattern | Source

Dresden Plate Tutorial - Quilting Made Easy!

Drunkards Path Using Layer Cake Charms By Moda

Drunkards Path
Drunkards Path | Source

Dancing Daises - Drunkard's Path Quilt

Dancing Daisies (A Drunkard's Path Quilt)

This tutorial is for all of you quilters who have been nervous about trying a Drunkard's Path quilt. Showing you an easy way to put together a layout that is called "Dancing Daisies."
In this quilt the author chose to use Moda layer cakes for her quilt, but charm packs could be used instead, or yardage of course.

Quilting Valentine Hearts Using Charm Packs


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    • faythef profile imageAUTHOR

      Faythe Payne 

      5 years ago from USA

      Thank You Millionaire Tips

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      Shasta Matova 

      5 years ago from USA

      I really like looking at charm quilts and scrap quilts. With so many different pieces of fabric, there are so many interesting designs and patterns to look at. I like your charm quilt.

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      5 years ago from America

      I meant to say morning.

    • faythef profile imageAUTHOR

      Faythe Payne 

      5 years ago from USA

      sounds really nice..would love to see a pic if possible

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      Jayme Kinsey 

      5 years ago from Oklahoma

      Love this! I was thinking of a similar method for the quilt I am planning for my daughter. I wasn't going to measure the squares though, so it would look more like crazy quilting. I did a sample piece last night and liked the angles. Your scrappy charm quilt is lovely!

    • faythef profile imageAUTHOR

      Faythe Payne 

      5 years ago from USA

      Oops..I meant to say that was fast work on the jellyroll

    • faythef profile imageAUTHOR

      Faythe Payne 

      5 years ago from USA

      Wow that was fat on the jellyroll....

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      5 years ago from America

      I have a charm quilt started and I need to get it finished but I get side tracked. I made a jelly roll quilt top, started it yesterday and finished it this more. Enjoyed your hub and voted up.

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      Faythe Payne 

      5 years ago from USA

      prasetio30 glad you were able to get a new Idea here. I hope your mom will like it as well..thank you for the vote

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      Faythe Payne 

      5 years ago from USA

      peachpurple I will give that some thought..a hub with step by step instructions.Thank you for your vote

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      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub. I got a new idea here and I'll show this hub to my mom. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

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      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      beautiful art work. My mom in law in good at quilting blankets for her grandchildren. I would definitely try to learn the tips to make these beautiful quilting. Hope that you could write a hub on the step by step instructions. Voted up

    • faythef profile imageAUTHOR

      Faythe Payne 

      5 years ago from USA

      it really is a fun project.Hope you will try it

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      Phoebe Pike 

      5 years ago

      This sounds like a fun project. I might have to try it.


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