2 Candy Kisses Charm packs (70-5″ squares)
3/4 yard border
1/2 yard binding
randomly chain piece 35 pairs ( 70-5″ squares) of charms together
take 28 of the sets of 2’s and sew together ( set aside 7 sets of 2 until later)
This will give you 14 sets of 4’s
take the sets of 4’s and sew to another set of 4.
this will give you 7 sets of 8’s. Take your leftover sets of 2’s (that you set aside earlier) and match up a set of 8 with a set of 2. Sew together so you have 7 strips with 10 charms.
sew these rows together
This is a fun 3 D project (your geese are dimensional). Quick to make and what kid doesn’t love playing with tags and flappy things? This one is made for a little girl.
It would be a great shower gift to display cards in, or……
baby shower gifts.
2 Charm Packs (72 charms, 36 matching pairs)
3/4 yard of coordinating fabric for borders
1 1/4 yard for backing
1/3 yard binding
New needle (you’ll be stitching through several layers at a time)
Unit A: take 2 matching charms and sew together. Make 18 pairs.
Press seams open.Fold wrong sides together. This is unit A.
Sandwich unit A between 2 matching charms. Place the first charm right side up. Place unit A putting the fold towards the top. Sides and bottom will match, the fold will be 1/4″ from the top edge. Place the second charm right side down.
Sew along one side.
pull the center portion so your block looks like this.
I pinned the bottom corners and the center and finger pressed the seam open – repeat to make 18 flying geese units. Sew into 3 rows of 6.
Press seams open to prevent bulk. Cut 4 strips at 2 1/2″ for sashing and side borders.
Cut 2 strips at 6 1/2″ for the top and bottom borders.
Bind: we cut 4 strips at 2″ for the binding. You may prefer your binding a little wider.
Here are some other finishing ideas. A tablerunner,
use Christmas fabrics and use it to hold your holiday cards,
this is using Miss Jump fabrics for a boy quilt
One super fun project (35″ x 39″) that can be a baby quilt, table runner, or a wall hanging to hold cards.
Petit four (plural: petits fours): a tiny, bite-sized cake with delicate layers of moist cake filled with smooth butter cream and jam fillings. Each cake measures approximately 1.5 ” x 1″. The miniature cake is often dipped in fondant and decorated with piped icing flowers. The name is from the French petit four, meaning “small oven”.
1 Charm Pack (40 – 5″ squares) I used Wildflower Serenade 2 by Kansas Troubles
1/8th yard for inner border
1/8th yard for binding
Backing and batting at least 15″ x 47″
All seams are 1/4″.
Select 27 (I used the top 27 from Wildflower Serenade) of the 5″ squares and cut each into 3-1.5″ strips. This will give you 81 strips that are 1.5 x 5″. You need 80. Have a nice sharp blade and you can stack and cut several charms at once.
Reserve the remaining 13 charms for the outside border.
Sew into 40 pairs of 2.
Sew 2 pairs together. Repeat until you have 20 sets of 4 strips.
Press all seams one direction.
Trim length to 4.5″. I stacked 4 blocks; trimmed 1/4″ off one end…
then trimmed the other end to equal 4.5″.
Sew two 4-strip units together as shown below. Repeat to make 10 units.
Press as shown below.
Sew these units together…
to make 5 blocks like this.
Cut the inner border fabric into 3-1″ strips. Attach the inner border to the long sides of the runner first, then to the short ends.
Take the last 13 charms and cut at 2″. You will get 2 pieces that are 2″ x 5″ per charm.
Sew 2 sets of 3 together and 2 sets of 10 together. .
Attach to long sides of the runner first, matching center seam of runner with center seam of border. Trim off the extra
Put a pin in the center of the 3-charm strips and match to the middle seams on the short ends of the runner. Stitch. Trim off the extra.
Quilt, bind and make another one.
I think it’s sew fun getting a tablerunner from 1 charm pack!!
One tablerunner 12″ x 43.5″