Charming Plaid Quilt

Charming Plaid

Charming Plaid

- 3 charms packs solid (I used 9900 11)
- 1 charm pack prints (I used Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket)
- 1/2 yd for binding
- 2 yards for backing
- 44" x 60" batting

1) Sort your charm pack by color. If you do not have 5 distinct colors, you will need to repeat one or two of the colors (I suggest making A and B the same).

For this quilt, you will need:
- 4 charms color A
- 5 charms color B
- 8 charms color C
- 9 charms color D
- 9 charms color E
- 90 charms background

2) You will need to trim some charm squares down to 2.75" x 5".
- color C
- color E
- 17 of the solid
* Pay attention to the direction of the prints. C pieces are vertical, E pieces are horizontal.*

3) Take one 2.75" x 5" print and one 2.75" x 5" solid. Align them with right sides together and sew along one side with a 1/4" seam allowance. Press seam open. Repeat for the remaining 2.75" pieces.

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4) Lay out your quilt according to the diagram. 

5) Sew the rows together. I prefer to sew the pieces from each row into pairs, then sew the pairs together until all 9 blocks are sewn. Press the seams in alternating directions.

6) Sew the rows together. Again, I sew them into pairs, then sew the pair together until all 12 rows are pieced. Press seams open.

7) Trim off the selvages from your 2 yards and press out the center crease. 

8) Baste, quilt, bind. 
* I spray basted, quilted on the diagonal following the design, and zig zag bound the quilt. Don't forget to label it too! I designed my labels in Illustrator and had them printed with Spoonflower. *

One 41" x 54" quilt

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Ali Winston


Snoozie said...

i love the simplicity of this quilt. The label is very cool too.

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Fun and funky. Great job, Ali!

Jenny said...

Cool quilt, lone the original idea

Cindy said...

Nice job Ali!

Melissa said...

This looks great. I like the simplicity of it and I love how you work your label in.

Michelle said...

I've never seen a label like this - did you make it yourself?

Cherie said...

So unique and creative--I love it! And LOVE the label!

Sandra said...

Refreshing!! Cute label, maybe we can get a "recipe" for that?

traceyjay said...

the photos and everything look so great... great job Ali. :)

Gill said...

I love this quilt!

Leanne said...

I really like this design, it is simple and modern, not difficult but really has a great visual impact!

Katy Cameron said...

Great way to use up a charm pack, love the random lines

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Great job Ali, love that line and it looks fab with your pattern.

Ebeth said...


Quiltjane said...

Beautiful Quilt. Thank you for the great tutorial.

Melissa said...

Very cool label!

Mischna Ong said...

I love the whole thought of collecting quilts. However, they have this mildewy smell when I keep it for too long. Good thing I have dehumidifiers for that. Lovely designs by the way.

Mischna Ong