Like school supplies in the fall, a charm pack is filled with many possibilities.
Crack open the label and spread out these goodies. What shall I make?
Sort out the reds from the lights.
Turn those reds into a heart - making a HST with a gray square (draw a line corner to corner and sew a scant to the side of the line. You want that finished HST to be a 2 1/2 square.
Grab that scrap from the HST and position it on the corner of another red square so it lines up straight and tall at 1 1/2''
Finger press so when folded corners line up and sew. Cut off those extra dog ears.
Take another gray charm square and cut it into 4 pieces, each 1 1/4''. Use these at the other corner.
Assemble your hearts.
Assemble your mini quilt. Secure two squares of batting - each at 4 1/2'' square - behind the hearts and then sew around the outline.
Carefully snip away the excess batting.
Make your quilt sandwich and then quilt.
I went with straight lines but avoided any quilting on the hearts because I wanted them to puff (or is it poof?) up. I've named this project XO!
I love making projects with mini charm packs. I get all of my precuts from Green Fairy Quilts - so many precuts to choose from! In my Craftsy shop, you can find a pattern for another heart using a mini charm pack. I call this one Everyday Love.
I hope you found this tutorial and quilting tip on a quick project to use a mini charm pack helpful. I'll be linking up here at Sew Simple Saturdays. I love the idea of sharing quilting tips each month. Here are the list of tips I shared previously:
Have a wonderful day!