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Easy Beginner Project- Baby Charm Quilt


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Here is a project easy enough for any newbie on the block!  All you need to get started is a charm pack that you are in love with and 1 yard of a coordinating fabric for the border.  Check out the pattern for all the details to finish the quilt.

For my Baby Charm Quilt, I used a charm pack called Lily & Will II by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda Fabrics:

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Charm packs are great for easy quick projects.  They are pre-cut 5″ squares and the fabrics are already coordinated, so you can get right to the fun part….making your project.  Check out our Sassy Deals for great sites to buy charm packs…WARNING!!! Pre-cuts are addictive and you may have to buy every single one you like…..so give yourself a budget:)

One charm pack is good for a baby quilt this size, you will need several to make larger projects. Check out my Helpful Charts page to help you know how many.

So, I laid out my charms how I liked them, put them together, added my borders and Voila! Check out my Strawberry Jam posts for help with assembling blocks, rows and borders.

This will charm any baby and their mama:)


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Strawberry Jam- Part 2


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Alrighty then! Now that your strip blocks are done and the solid blocks are well…….. solid…….let’s join them together and make our rows

     Lay out all your blocks to see how the center of your quilt top will look.  If you have a design wall, this is a great time to use it.  If your like me and don’t, just lay them out on the floor.  Once you have your layout the way you like it, piece your rows together. Press your seams between the strip and solid blocks toward the solid block.  Now, back to the floor and layout your rows.  Laying things out lets me see how the quilt is looking, hopefully spotting mistakes sooner than later.


I recommend using a few pins when joining rows together. Your sewing line will be long and there will be seams to fight along the way. Pins free up your hands for other adjusting.  Now here comes the part about locking/nesting your seams.  Where both rows seams come together they line up(hopefully) and produce a lot of bulk.  This is hard for your machine to sew and quilt through and can even break your needle.  To keep things flat and smooth we try to press the seams so that when they line up they will be going in opposite directions.  Not only does it reduce bulk, the seams butt into one another(lock/nest) and make sure your piecing lines look accurate on the topside of your quilt.


Once you join your two rows together, press to either side. It won’t matter for these seams.  Sew the rest of your rows together and Voila!!!!


The center of your quilt top is complete.

Happy Quilting!!!

Stay tuned for Part 3—>Borders:)


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