Posted by Liz on August 10th, 2012 (Articles)

What To Do With A Pack Of Charms… Or Eight

Charm packs are very useful as they are made up of squares of different fabric from the same fabric collection. This means you can get lots of little squares or coordinating fabric which out having to buy 10 different fat quarters (which would cost a lot!)

Riley Blake charm pack

The number of charms varies considerably between fabric designs, but Moda packs contain 42 squares and that is the number we are using. Each charm is a five inch square, which will end up as a 4 ½ inch squares when you’ve sewn them together with your quarter inch seam.

Let’s work out what we can make with our packs of charms. Hover over the images to see what the quilt would look like on a bed.

NB: 1 inch is represented by 2 pixels

One Pack of Charms (42 squares)

Arrangement = 4 x 10
No. left over = 2
Final quilt size = 18″ x 45″

Arrangement = 5 x 8
No. left over = 2
Final quilt size = 22½” x 36″

Arrangement = 6 x 7
No. left over = 0
Final quilt size = 27″ x 31½”

Two Packs of Charms (84 squares)

Arrangement = 6 x 14
No. left over = 0
Final quilt size = 27″ x 63″

Arrangement = 7 x 12
No. left over = 0
Final quilt size = 31½” x 54″

Arrangement = 8 x 10
No. left over = 4
Final quilt size = 36″ x 45″

Arrangement = 9 x 9
No. left over = 9
Final quilt size = 40&frac12″ x 40½”

Three Packs of Charms (126 squares)

Arrangement = 7 x 18
No. left over = 0
Final quilt size = 31½” x 81″

Arrangement = 9 x 14
No. left over = 0
Final quilt size = 40½” x 63″

Arrangement = 10 x 12
No. left over = 6
Final quilt size = 45″ x 54″

Good on a single bed
Arrangement = 8 x 15
No. left over = 6
Final quilt size = 36″ x 67½”

Arrangement = 11 x 11
No. left over = 5
Final quilt size = 49&frac12″ x 49½”

Four Packs of Charms (168 squares)

Good on a single bed
Arrangement = 8 x 21
No. left over = 0
Final quilt size = 36″ x 94½”

Good on a single bed
Arrangement = 9 x 18
No. left over = 6
Final quilt size = 40½” x 81″

Good on a single bed
Arrangement = 10 x 16
No. left over = 8
Final quilt size = 45″ x 72″

Arrangement = 11 x 15
No. left over = 3
Final quilt size = 49½” x 67½”

Arrangement = 12 x 14
No. left over = 0
Final quilt size = 54″ x 63″

Five Packs of Charms (210 squares)

Good on a single bed
Arrangement = 10 x 21
No. left over = 0
Final quilt size = 45″ x 94½”

Good on a single bed
Arrangement = 11 x 19
No. left over = 1
Final quilt size = 49½” x 85½”

Good on a double bed
Arrangement = 12 x 17
No. left over = 6
Final quilt size = 54″ x 76″½

Arrangement = 13 x 16
No. left over = 2
Final quilt size = 58½” x 72″

Arrangement = 14 x 15
No. left over = 0
Final quilt size = 63″ x 67½”

Six Packs of Charms (252 squares)

Arrangement = 10 x 25
No. left over = 2
Final quilt size = 45″ x 112½”

Arrangement = 11 x 22
No. left over = 10
Final quilt size = 49½” x 99″

Arrangement = 12 x 21
No. left over = 0
Final quilt size = 54″ x 94½”

Good on a double bed
Arrangement = 13 x 19
No. left over = 5
Final quilt size = 58½” x 85½”

Good on a double bed
Arrangement = 14 x 18
No. left over = 0
Final quilt size = 63″ x 81″

Arrangement = 15 x 16
No. left over = 12
Final quilt size = 67½ x 72″

Seven Packs of Charms (294 squares)

Arrangement = 11 x 26
No. left over = 8
Final quilt size = 49½” x 117″

Arrangement = 12 x 24
No. left over = 6
Final quilt size = 54″ x 108″

Arrangement = 13 x 22
No. left over = 8
Final quilt size = 58½” x 99″

Good on a king-size bed
Arrangement = 14 x 21
No. left over = 0
Final quilt size = 63″ x 94½”

Good on a king-size bed
Arrangement = 15 x 19
No. left over = 9
Final quilt size = 67½” x 85½”

Good on a king-size bed
Arrangement = 16 x 18
No. left over = 8
Final quilt size = 72″ x 81″

Arrangement = 17 x 17
No. left over = 5
Final quilt size = 76½ x 76½”

Eight Packs of Charms (336 squares)

Arrangement = 13 x 25
No. left over = 11
Final quilt size = 58½” x 112½”

Arrangement = 14 x 24
No. left over = 0
Final quilt size = 63″ x 108″

Good on a king-size bed
Arrangement = 15 x 22
No. left over = 6
Final quilt size = 67½” x 99″

Good on a super-king bed
Arrangement = 16 x 21
No. left over = 0
Final quilt size = 72″ x 94½”

Good on a super-king bed
Arrangement = 17 x 19
No. left over = 13
Final quilt size = 76½” x 85½”

Good on a super-king bed
Arrangement = 18 x 18
No. left over = 12
Final quilt size = 81″ x 81″

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