I love quilting with pre-cuts. I know they cost more than yardage, but since I only do a few quilt projects each year, I don’t mind too much. (Plus, I’ll only buy them when they are on sale or discounted.) I put together this quick and easy quilt pattern that is perfect to use with charm packs. (Or any 5 inch square.)
I was able to grab a few of these charm packs on sale a while back. (They’re from the Ladies Stitching Club by Oliver and S for Moda.) They’ve been sitting on my shelf looking pretty for so long, I was starting to feel guilty. I decided a quilt out of the charm packs was to be my very next project! Rather than just randomly sewing the charms together, I opted to make a zig zag design. It was so easy with the precuts, I couldn’t wait to share the pattern with you!
I really wanted to try the free motion quilting on this quilt, but I chickened out at the last minute! I still have a bunch of cut pieces from this quilt and I think I will test out my free motion skills on a “quilt as you go” rag quilt. (So look for that in the spring sometime…)
The finished quilt size is 58 inches by 68 inches. The perfect size for picnicking or snuggling up on the couch.
Using Precut charm packs on this quilt will definitely speed up the piecing process, but you can definitely cut your own 5 inch squares.
Easy Zig Zag Quilt
- 156 charms (5 inch squares) (about half were the print and the other half were Bella Solids from Moda.)
- 1 yard for border fabric
- 4 yards for backing fabric
- 1/2 yard for binding
- batting (at least 62 x 72)
All seams are 1/4 inch
6. Line up 2nd border piece on bottom of the quilt, pin and sew. Trim the end to line up with other side of the quilt.
7. Repeat for other side and top. Press the seams.
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