Charm Pack Challenge


KICK OFF: SFMQG October meeting on 10/21/2017

THEME: Make it with a charm pack!  We all have those beautiful 5"x5"charm packs that we are saving (hoarding) for the right project.  Well this is just the project.  Make a quilt or quilted item using the pieces from a charm pack.*

DIRECTIONS: Use at least one modern charm pack to create your project.  The square can be whole or cut up, use your creativity to transform them, into a unique and interesting design.

FABRIC AND PALETTE: Your fabric must be a modern - only modern! Use at least one charm pack. You can add solid colors from yardage or solid charm packs.  The solid could be used to enhance your design or to make the quilt larger than you would get with only one charm pack.  The color palette for this challenge is up to you but keep it modern.

QUILT SIZE: There are no size restriction.  Keep in mind that an average charm pack with 42 squares will create a quilt that is 27 x 31-½ inches. (see chart below)

QUILTING: Use a contemporary approach to quilting. However, it does not have to be straight line quilting—there are many other options available.  Use either machine or hand quilting.

SIGN UP:  Today at the Membership desk or below.

If you are putting your quilt into the Mancuso show you will also need to fill out the Mancuso registration form at: Stitching with Friends Exhibit at Mancuso World Quilt Florida NOTE  - your quilt does NOT need to be finished to sign up.

DUE DATE: Bring your completed projects for Show and Tell at our December 2017 Meeting.

⇒⇒⇒If you are putting your quilt into the Mancuso show you will leave the quilt with the show coordinator for delivery to Orlando. The Mancuso submissions must be pieced, quilted and bound, have a label, a hanging sleeve and be ready to display.

The website www. defines a Charm pack as:

“A Charm as a 5" x 5" square of fabric. Depending on the fabric company, each Charm Pack normally contains at least one of each print in the collection. Most packs have around forty-two pieces, which means there can be duplicates and even triplicates of some prints. Charm squares are great for easy patchwork quilts. You can sew them up without slicing and dicing and voila, quilt top done! Charm Packs are also one of the least expensive pre-cuts on the market, and like Fat Quarters, are a very common option from nearly all the fabric manufacturers. For the most part, they are referred to as Charm Packs, but Northcott Fabrics has Stone Chips and Hoffman Fabrics calls their batik bundles, Bali Snaps.”

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