4 Charm Packs-Sweet by Urban Chiks
1/2 yard fabric for binding
Batting that measures at least 47″ x 56″
2 2/3 yards of backing fabric
First, make your template. To do this, I used the cardboard that came in the back of the charm pack. How handy is that? Measure in one inch in from each side at the top and make a dot. Connect that dot to the lower corners and cut out your template.
Using your template, carefully cut out your blocks. You will be using all but 4 charms, so if you care to use those for a different project, set them aside now. You can cut up to 4 charms at a time-any more than that seems to compromise accuracy.
Chose any two blocks…
and prepare to sew them together. They will need to be offset the slightest bit, so when the seam is opened up, the blocks will form a straight line.
Press the seam open. Repeat making rows 13 blocks wide. Make 12 strips of 13.
Layout the rows and make sure they are in a pleasing arrangement. A digital photo really helps for this step.
Take the first two strips, line up the seams, pin at each intersection and sew.
Open up the seam and press.
Continue this until you have sewn all the rows together.
Trim the edges of the quilt square. (You could eliminate the trimming step and bind the angled edges, which would require bias binding.)
And your quilt top is complete.
Baste, quilt and bind.
For quilting, I echoed the seam lines on each side using the edge of my walking foot as a guide.
One sweet baby quilt that measures 45″ x 54″.
by amandajean of crazymomquilts