Easy patchwork, modern quilting pattern using scraps, charm squares

Flying Kites quilt kit with charm squares fabric by Moda
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Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest, Reflections Quilt

Quick and Sweet: Charm Quilts

In the old days, a charm quilt was one in which there was no fabric used in more than one block. Think of the old Postage Stamp pattern quilts, all those tiny squares, often hand-sewn together from bits and pieces of clothing, feedsacks and fabric scraps. I love the idea of a charm quilt, especially the concept of using the maximum variety of fabrics in a single quilt. Today, with modern quilting fabrics, many companies offer "charm packs" consisting of small cuts of an entire collection of fabrics. The packs can be 10" squares, 5" squares, or 2 1/2" squares,...

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