Saturday, May 1, 2010

Christmas in April

April's Moda Maniacs gathering was a couple of days ago. Each meeting, we get a set of any of the charm packs delivered to the store. The cost is $60 for 6 months and we're guaranteed 8 charm packs (my store sells them for $8). Last month we didn't get anything as that sometimes happens. In April, we got 5! All Christmas.
Aren't they gorgeous?

My dilemma is turning out to be what to do with a single charm pack. Table runners would work but do I need 15 of them? Any other ideas?

26 comments:

Nancy said...

Such beautiful fabrics! Being a stitcher I would use them for backings to pinkeeps and pincushions/small pillows. I'm sure whatever you decide will be pretty!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

They make great lap quilts. Add a solid alternate to make it bigger.

Beth said...

Oh, the Christmas charms are just TOO MUCH!! Maybe some seasonal mini quilts for decorating?

Karen said...

How pretty! What to do with all of them....good question! I'm sure you will think of something creative.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I'd like to hear suggestions too. My sweet daughter gave me several single charm packs at Christmas, and I am not sure what to do with them.

Deb said...

Can you mix and match some of these and make a Schnibbles quilt - make some quilted pincushions? I should see if I have any patterns in my stash that would work for these and let you know.

Margaret said...

Ooooh, nice! Now admittedly this idea was using 2.5" squares. But look at what Lizzie did!
http://nanalizzie.blogspot.com/2010/03/starts-and-finishes.html
So gorgeous!! I want to do something like this someday! I bet you could do something similar with your charm packs!

LOVE TO STITCH BEE TREE DESIGNS said...

Ccoasters that take at least 5 squares each, fold four in half(wrong sides together, either diagonally or regularly. Place one each edge of the fifth square (which is right side up) overlapping each folded piece, then weaving the last one
placed, under part of the first folded square. Place on top of a piece of thin batting cut same size. Sew 1/4" all the way around. clip corner before turning inside out, by reaching in under center folds. Easy to make, and you can even insert the base of stemmed glasses inside if you want coasters that travel with with the glass from room to room. Have also taken a CD and drawn around it on the folded pieces once they are placed instead of making them square. Cyndi

Barb said...

wow....look at all that goodness.... table runners would be great but you can make alot of table runners...hummmm

Trisha said...

I'm participating in A Year of Schnibbles. We make a Schnibble every month. They are charm pack friendly patterns that you will probably need to supplement a bit of coordinating fabric. Anyways they are cute little quilts you can use for wallhangings or table toppers. You could get started on Christmas gifts early!

yarnjourney said...

The Christmas fabrics look really fun. You can make all types of Christmas decorations. I am sure whatever you decide will be wonderful.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Beautiful charm packs! Sounds like a great club. I like when you pay in advance for something that is monthly. In my mind it is like getting something "free" each month lol.

I have no exciting ideaa of what to make with just one charm pack. All I can come up with is the usual...tote bag, table topper, table runner, placemats, coasters, potholders/hot pads. I hope someone comes up with an amazing idea for you that I can "borrow".

Susan said...

There's a tote bag pattern that uses charm squares called Charm Party. It's super simple and uses just one charm pack.

Pat said...

A set of Christmas placemats.....a teapot cozy.....a cute tote bag for holiday shopping trips....a holiday throw just big enough to toss over a chair in your living room.....

QuiltSue said...

Pincushions, coasters,bags, send them all to me..........

Sherri said...

Wow, what a treat! I just love getting packs of new fabrics. Everybody has given you such great ideas, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Annie said...

Lovely prints. I'm sure your imagination will quickly find a good way to use them!

Irene said...

I've made the charm tote that Suzan mentioned a couple of times and the recipients loved it!
Here's a link to it in my Webshots.
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2077053750052633120GSGNBY

Crafty Maine Mom said...

I have been dreaming of making a small (I mean really small) pinwheel quilt from a charm pack. Cutting the block into 2.5 inch squares, making half square triangles with a background fabric. This would make 2 pinwheels from each square.

That or whirly gigs.

woolwoman said...

What a jackpot Jackie! Love the fabrics and can't wait to see what you decide to do with all these wonderful suggestions from friends.
Enjoy! Mel

Mylene said...

WOW! What beautiful charm packs. Looking forward to see what you come up with, quite good ideas were shared.

Suzanne said...

What wonderful Christmas colours. I am sure that you will find a good use for all of them.

Astrid Helene said...

Oh! OH! All that darling Christmas fabrics! :) I have to close my eyes for any Christmas fabrics now, but don't know if I can resist in the end.... lol! Why not make a cozy lap quilt?

Kim D. said...

Love all of those yummy charm packs. I think a Christmas lap quilt would be nice.

Ruth's Place said...

Gorgeous fabrics!

Centre squares for blocks such as stars or log cabins...

imquilternity said...

I would try to work them all into one quilt. Something simple that shows off the beauty of each and every fabric! Especially for Christmas. How fun!