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Weekend Charmer Tutorial: Part One

by Kayla K on June 18, 2010

Happy Friday!

I am so happy that you are here for my not-a-quilt-along! I think I will call it a safari-supper tutorial instead.  :) Today is cutting, tomorrow is block assembly, and Sunday you can put it all together.  Let’s get started!

Collect your materials:


  • 50 charm squares (5″ squares) or the scrappy equivalent
  • 1/2 yard solid background fabric (medium gray)
  • 1/2 yard solid contrast (bright red)

Begin by cutting your charms or scraps into 100- 2.5″ by 4.5″ rectangles.


Cut the contrast (red) yardage into 3- 4.5″ by 44″ strips.  Cut the strips down further into 50- 2.5″ by 4.5″ rectangles.


Cut the background fabric (medium gray) into 3- 4.5″ by 44″ strips.  Cut the strips down further into 25- 4.5″ by 4.5″ squares.


You will have:

  • 100- 2.5″ by 4.5″ scrappy rectangles
  • 50- 2.5″ by 4.5″ contrast (red) rectangles
  • 25- 4.5″ by 4.5″ background (medium gray) squares

I’m excited to have you back tomorrow for the block assembly instructions!

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1 Mary June 21, 2012 at 10:55 am

So many great ideas-so little time- but I’m determined to use up every scrap of fabric I have before I die!!!
But first I have to stop saving plastic bags for Plarn-hahaha!

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