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Charm quilt packs are collections of 5" x 5" squares of quilt fabric collections produced by Moda Fabrics. The popularity of Charm Pack fabrics and other 5" square precuts stems from the fact they are affordable, easy to use, and a size commonly used in quilting. Browse our collection of Moda Charm Packs and many other fabric manufacturers below.
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Charm pack fabric is a specialty-cut item, also known as precut fabric. The fabrics are cut to a specific size typically used by quilters (5" x 5") and feature a complete collection of one line of fabric by a designer or manufacturer. Beginners love charm packs for quilting because they save time cutting the material and hunting for matching fabrics. Experienced quilters may use charm packs to sample a whole collection and select the exact prints they want for a specific quilt project. Fabric charm packs may also be purchased to incorporate into a larger scrap quilt, where a variety of colors and prints is desired. Of all the specialty-cut fabrics, quilting charm packs are among the smallest and most affordable.
When you use quilting fabric charm packs from manufacturers like Moda, you can be sure of consistent quality, the overall integrity of the theme, and complementary colorway. Just bring your creativity, and you can decide how to arrange the squares most appealing to you. Choose from various colors, themes and types of material, including flannel charm packs for quilting.
Remember that when you purchase a charm pack, you will still need to buy wide quilt backing fabric and quilt batting. And make sure you have all the quilting tools, supplies and notions you need to complete your project.
Fat Quarter Shop has the best assortment of quilting charm packs for sale. Whatever theme or color scheme you desire, Fat Quarter Shop has the charm packs to create a fabulous, finished, handcrafted work of art. You can add to your charm pack project with additional fabrics. Find a matching fabric color or complementary fabric theme to build out your quilt. Good luck with next quilting adventure! P.S. We love hearing from our fellow quilters – if you have a question or suggestion, please contact us.
Kimberly presents Charm Box, a lovely pattern featuring 5” inch charm squares. You will have this quilt top all together in no time at all with very little fabric waste. Sit back and enjoy this tutorial and learn some tips and tricks from Kimberly!
Charm packs usually have 42 squares, and each is 5" x 5". Seam allowances bring the size down to 4 ½" x 4 ½". If you sew the squares together with no additional fabric, your finished size will be 27" x 31.5". If you add fabric to the edges (for instance, 2" wide borders), one charm pack will enable you to make a crib-size quilt that is about 31" x 35.5". Of course, you can always add fabric between the squares (called "sashing") and wider borders to increase the size of your quilt.
The variety of colors in a charm quilt pack is based on the manufacturer or designer whose fabrics are included. Because they are typically bundled as a complete collection of one line, there will likely be a nice assortment of colors and themes. And because charm pack fabrics are from the same collection, they will all play together nicely.
It depends on whom you ask. All fabric will experience shrinkage when it's washed. If you have a large piece of material, it's generally recommended that you run it through the gentle cycle of your washing machine before sewing. However, we do not recommend pre-washing quilt-shop quality fabric, and many stitchers say you should forego pre-washing charm pack fabrics and other precut materials because you'll wind up with shrunken squares that have messy edges. If you want to pre-wash, you can either launder the material gently by hand or put the squares in a mesh laundry bag and run them through your washer on the gentle cycle. You may also want to use a product like Color Catchers Dye-Trapping Sheets for protection.