It's Time for a Charm Pack Challenge! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

It’s Time for a Charm Pack Challenge!

Have you ever gone rogue with your quilting? Like challenging yourself to do things a little differently? Well, if not, today is that day. We’re encouraging you to go on an adventure in your sewing room, and there’s only one thing you need to pack – a Charm Pack!

How cute is having little collections of your favorite designs? Charm Packs are collections of 5″ squares that usually come in stacks of about 42 different fabrics. (They’re known by other names depending on the manufacturer).

A more affordable option than some other precuts, Charm Packs are beloved for many reasons. These 5″ squares are perfect for piecing and creating smaller quilts. Who hasn’t made a baby quilt with 5″ squares? They’re also a favorite for beginner quilters starting to build up their stashes!

Charm Pack Challenge

We’re taking 5″ squares and turning them into something charming, scrappy, and fun. We want to invite you to get creative with us by issuing a challenge to the worldwide quilting community to sew something with only Charm Packs!

What can you make with a 5″ x 5″ square? Kimberly put her creativity to the test by making her Charm Pack quilt in just two hours! Her finished quilt is a scrappy 39.5″ square.

If you’d like to try this yourself, check out the video for a chance to win a $100 Fat Quarter Shop gift card! Find all the contest details in the description box of the video.

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Giveaway Update: Congratulations to winners Lisa Retting, Ellen Lytle, Kelly Renay, and Lindsay!

Save 20% off Charm Packs

To sweeten the deal, Fat Quarter Shop is having a sale for you in honor of this creative challenge! Use coupon code CP22 to save 20% OFF select Charm Packs. The coupon is not combinable with other offers. Excludes sale items, pre-orders, and clubs. Other exclusions may apply. Can not be retroactively applied to previous orders. Expires July 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST.

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Share with #CharmPackChallenge

We hope we’ve given you some inspiration to get sewing with your favorite Charm Packs today. Share your projects with us on social media with #CharmPackChallenge so we can see and share your work!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Oh my word! You saved the day for me. I have a huge stack of 4” squares that a friend gave me. I have already made 3 quilts from the stack but still have more. I grabbed the bunch last night after watching the video and made the first block in nothing flat! I need to make six to achieve the size I want. AND I finally understand the concept of webbing!! Thank you, thank you!!!

  2. What a great project to work on with my 11 year old granddaughter who is showing an interest in sewing! Thank you!

  3. I love this thanks for sharing. I’ve got some halloween squares and this would be perfect.

  4. I think the Birdsong fabric would make a beautiful baby quilt.
    The pink or blue would be great for a baby quilt.

  5. I am late to the party. However, I am in the process of completing a top. This is fun!

    1. Hi Kim, they were announced on social media since that’s where the giveaway took place. I’ve also updated the post above to now show them.

      Hope that helps! 🙂

  6. Thank you Marissa. I was also wondering as I didn’t see any post on Instagram. I don’t use Facebook.