Honey Buns Jelly Rolls Layer Cakes Charm Packs Turnovers! So darn yummy and addictive! A taste of each piece of fabric in the collection. How sweet is that? But, what do you do with them?
Charm packs are perfect for Charm quilts. So mine are being turned into tumbler blocks. A true Charm quilt does not have repeats in fabric, so this works out great. But, I still have to be careful. I have noticed that sometimes a designer will use the same fabric in more then one collection. You mostly see this with solids and tone on tones. From the waste of each charm square, I can cut out two 1" squares for my Postage Stamp quilt. But, once I have enough tumblers for my Charm quilt, what will I use charm packs for?
I'm trying to think outside of the square, so to speak. Recently, I used a charm pack to cut out applique pieces. That worked out nicely. Charm packs would be great for large yo-yo's and hexagons and perfect for Dresden's. Two 5" blades could be cut from a square. Hmmm.....what else? I do love the variety of fabric you get with a charm pack. And how about them there Turnovers and Layer Cakes?
Now available......Jelly Rolls and Honey Buns! I'm not even going to go there. I can't think of enough ideas for the charm squares, what on earth would I do with a Jelly Roll! Besides, I prewash all my fabric and a Jelly Roll would not hold up to that. So, decision made. I shall never purchase a Jelly Roll. But, that didn't stop my sister from getting me a big fat Jelly Roll and a charm pack to go with it! So, let's see. I could cut the strips into hexagons, mini Dresden's, clamshells, diamonds ......
Until next week.....happy quilting!