Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Love Charm - Free Quilt Pattern - Charm Packs



A little late for Valentines Day but this quilt is QUICK and super easy that you will have it done in no time! I also thought it would be cute to launch this pattern on Feb. 1st because I am off getting married today! Yayyy! lol 

This quilt uses Charm Packs, aka the 5" squares. As always you can use yardage trim down to 5" squares if you'd prefer BUT in order to make a solid heart block (or print) you need TWO matching 5" squares. 

Today's Free Pattern will be given in the size for Throw which is shown on the cover. Finished Size is 55" x 64".  This pattern is available in 5 quilt sizes; Crib, Throw, Twin, Full/Queen, and King which is available on my website as a PDF download later this evening since I'm saying my vows early this morning. lol





Fabrics shown on the cover are from Robert Kaufman's Kona Cotton Charm Packs in Fragrant Fuchsia. Background is Kona Cotton Snow. Backing and Binding are the same and sadly I forgot to write the name of the fabric before I trimmed it off BUT it is an old print. I bought a huge bolt of it many months ago on sale and I thought it would be cute for this quilt! =) 




Materials:  (Throw Size. Packs are calculated by 42 count. Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance. Binding uses 2 1/2" Strips. WOF is calculated at 40" wide.)
  • 2 - Charm Packs (42 count each)
  • Background - 2 3/4 yards
  • Binding - ½ Yard
  • Backing - 4 Yards
  • Batting - 63" x 72"

Cutting:
1. Separate your print charm pack squares into two piles. You MUST have one of the same prints within each pile. (One pile will be your hearts bottom point while the other pile will become your hearts top.)

2. With one pile from step 1 of your 5” Print Squares; you are going to cut them in half leaving you with 2 1/2” x 5” rectangles. 


3. With background fabric you are going to start by cutting yardage into 6 - 7” by WOF strips, subcut into 30 - 7" squares.


4. With background fabric cut 2 - 10 1/2” x WOF strips, subcut into 6 - 10 1/2" squares.  With your 10 1/2” squares, cut twice diagonally to form your setting triangles.



5. With background fabric cut 2 – 5 ½” squares and cut once diagonally to form your corner triangles. (Note: you can save fabric by using left over squares cut from either step 2 or 3 if you have any left.) 

6. With background fabric cut 3 - 2 ½” x WOF strips, subcut into 42 - 2 ½” squares. 

7. With the remaining yardage cut into 1  1/2” x WOF. Subcut into 168 - 1 1/2” squares. 
  




Piecing A Block: (This quilt was design to keep same prints in one block.)
1. With your 2 ½” x 5” rectangles you are going to snowball the top left and right corners with 1 ½” background squares. Trim and press open.

2. Next form the block below using 2 – 2 ½” x 5” rectangles from step one, a matching 5” charm square and a background 2 ½” square. Sew blocks together to form rows and lastly sew your rows together. (You will need a total of 42 heart blocks)















Forming your Quilt Top:
1. Use a design wall to lay your blocks out accordingly on point.  
2. While laying your blocks out on point, alternate between a background 7” square and your heart blocks. Use the background setting triangle to “square” up your quilt.

 





Finishing your Quilt:

1. First you’ll need to create your backing piece.

  • Throw – Cut backing into two 72” x WOF. (Pieced Horizontal)

2. Don’t forget to remove the selvages and piece them together with a ½” seam allowance.  

3. Layer the backing, batting, and quilt top to form a “sandwich” and baste together for standard machine quilting. Or send your backing, batting, and quilt top to a Long Arm Professional to be quilted.  

4. After quilted, trim away excess batting and backing fabric.

5. You may use excess backing fabric to form binding strips if you have enough left over. Otherwise use Binding Yardage and cut binding strips at 2 ½” x WOF. 

6. Piece binding strips together then use your favorite technique to bind your quilt.




Edge to Edge Quilting Ideas:



Below are ideas that I think would look great on this quilt with the fabric shown while taken in theme and colors. These Edge to Edge patterns are available to purchase at Urban Elementz in either paper or digital files for all types of machines. (www.urbanelementz.com)
 Abstract Rose
 Calligraphy (Shown On Cover)
 Curly Feathers
Frolic

6 comments:

  1. Baie geluk met jou troudag!! Dankie vir die mooi patroon!♥♥♥

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  2. First of all, congratulations on your wedding day! May you have a wonderful celebration today and a lifetime of happiness ahead :)

    Secondly, thank you so much for this pattern! I like it much better than some of the others out there because it has so much less waste. I really hate having to trim off large triangles, but the itty bitty ones on your pattern don't bother me. This is also a very nice, rounded heart shape.

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    1. Thank You! I try my best to have little waste as possible since fabric is so beautiful! lol

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  3. Many best wishes on your wedding today. Getting married on a Tuesday is different. My parents were married on Dec. 26, 1934 which was a Tuesday and ended up being married for 50+ years. I hope you are married for many, many happy years. Thank you for the lovely quilt pattern.

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    1. Thank you so much! On Feb 5th, we started dating for years and we wanted our wedding day close to it as possible and we thought the 1st would be easy to remember =P But thank you so much!

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  4. Congratulations & Best Wishes on your Wedding!!! How exciting! How many quilters are blogging on their Wedding day!??!

    Please let us know whenever you have a chance to put up the PDF of this cute pattern ... would love to make it for our new grandbaby! Congrats again

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