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Charm Square Wreath

If you are a quilter, and you are trying to figure out what to you with your ridiculous collection of charm squares then I have a project for you (except I have not tried it yet myself).

My friend Judy (the one who originally got me into quilting) came for a visit the other weekend and she brought me this amazing Autumn wreath that she made with 5 inch charm squares:

It looks very delicious in person, the photo does not quite capture it’s yumminess. I love how the stuffed little tubes feel. She made it all from fabric scraps from her scrap pile; and found the wreath frame at the “dollar store”.

I asked her for her instructions and here they are:

Cut 5” square with pinked rotary cutter.  Fold square in half wrong sides together.  See 2 sides.   Stuff.  Sew closed. Tie 12” piece of ribbon with knot to center.  Now tie this to the wired wreath with or without tying around the little “pillow” again   I found tying around the pillow a second time stabilizes it’s placement but it is not always necessary. 

Now I have not made it myself yet. When I do make one I will do a post showing step by step how I created it. I’d like to make one with Christmas fabric scraps.

And in case you’ve never heard of the term “charm squares”, here is a description of them from Robert Kaufman Fabrics:

A classic 5″ square cut, as a pack, perfect for charm quilts, including a variety of colors and/or prints with which to play!

photo credit – Robert Kaufman fabrics

You can buy charm packs of precut 5″ in squares (of which I have way too many in my stash) or you can just make them.