CHARM PACK QUILT PATTERN WITH SASHING


Charm pack quilt with sashing

Charm pack quilt with sashing

I made this quilt using a Moda charm pack and I’ve kept the actual quilt pattern really simple so that I can show you a thre part sashing that really sets off the charm pack squares nicely.  A charm pack, if you haven’t come across one before, is a set of 5″ squares.  They are all different from each other but come from the same range of fabric so that you know they will all co ordinate.  There were forty two squares in the charm pack that I used, so I can make the quilt seven rows of six blocks each.

 

Fabric requirements for the charm pack quilt

The quilt finished size is aout 54″ by 60″ and to make it I used the charm pack, 1 yard of red fabric and 1.1/2 yards each of black and cream fabric.

Make the charm pack quilt blocks

Frame the charm squares

Frame the charm squares

 

Begin by cutting 1.1/2″ strips of cream fabric and cutting these into eighty four lengths of 5″ and eighty four lengths of 7″.  I think that I used twenty six strips in total.  Sew a 5″ strip to the top and bottom of each square and then sew a 7″ strip to each side so that the charm squares are framed by cream fabric.

 

Make the charm pack quilt sashing

Sew sashing to the sides of the charm squares

Sew sashing to the sides of the charm squares

 

For the charm pack quilt sashing I used 2″ strips of red fabric with a 1″ black strip on either side.  Sew these strips together along the length, press and then cut into 7″ lengths.

 

 

 

Sew sashing between the charm squares

Sew sashing between the charm squares

 

Sew one strip of sashing to the right hand edge of one charm square and sew the next charm square to the right hand side of the sashing.  Make rows of six charm squares with five sashing strips between them – that is, no sashing at the beginning and end of the row.  You should end up with seven rows of six squares each.

 

 

Make the charm pack quilt cornerstones

Sew two strips of fabric together

Sew two strips of fabric together

 

Before the sashing can be added between the rows, the cornerstones need to be made.  These are four patch units made by sewing together 1.3/4″ strips of black and cream fabric along the long edge and then cutting them at 1.3/4″ intervals to make squares.

 

 

Four patch units for cornerstones

Four patch units for cornerstones

Sew cornerstones between sashing strips

Sew cornerstones between sashing strips

 

Sew these squares together inpairs with the black squares diagonal to each other.  Each four patch unit is one cornerstone.  Sew a cornerstone between 7″ strips of sashing.  For each row you will need six lengths of sashing and five cornerstones.

 

Sew the rows together with sashing

Sew the rows together with sashing

 

Sew a length of sashing with cornerstones to the bottom of the first row of charm square blocks and then sew the second row of charm square blocks to the bottom of the sashing.  Take care each time to make sure that the cornerstone is in line with the sashing above and below it between the charm square blocks.

 

 

Corner of the charm pack quilt

Corner of the charm pack quilt

Continue adding sashing strips between each row to join the rows together.  Finally add a strip of sashing at the top and at the bottom of the quilt.  Actually I suppose it’s strictly a border now.  Make up two more strips of sashing using seven sashing pieces and eight cornerstones so that each strip begins and ends with a cornerstone.  Sew these to the sides of the quilt.  That’s the charm pack quilt top complete and ready for layering, quilting and binding.  I think that it’s really eyecatching and of course the three part sashing can be used in any quilt you make.

 

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Comments

  1. Lynne Cluchey says:

    Dear Rose,
    Thank you for your WONDERFUL charm pack quilt pattern with the special sashing.i am finishingone up for my 10. Onth old Grandson.Anyone making this quilt would be thrilled with the results. I plan on sending a photo when finished.

  2. Brilliant! Can’t wait to try your sashing method. Thank you for sharing!!!

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