Have you ever been tempted by pretty little charm squares? And then wondered what to do with them.
The beauty of charm square packs is that typically they are put together to include a range of colour, a good mix of pattern and pattern scale across an entire fabric collection. This gives you a lot of scope to create a quilt top full of glorious colour and pattern design.
But what can you make with packs of 36 or 42 charm squares that goes beyond just piecing the squares together?
This is where this book may help.
'Charmed beginnings - A beginners guide to patchwork and quilting'
Inside this book you will find ten projects of gorgeous quilts to make and ten lessons teaching you the skills you need to make them.
The book is aimed at beginners and the lessons cover skills such as, rotary cutting, quilt assembly, quilting and binding, lots of information about marking, fabric and fabric care. It also explains how you might cut your own charm squares as not all your favourite designs may be available as pre-cuts.
The projects begin simply with piecing charms together with sashing to make a quilt. Every project uses and builds on the skills acquired in the previous project. As you work through the book each design is just a little bit more adventurous than the last.
Look at this little beauty. The Charmed Twist Quilt.
So, if you're looking for inspiration or somewhere to begin an adventure into patchwork and quilting, this may help.