The other day I treated myself to some charm packs. My first. And now I know that they won't be my last. Even if I never make anything out of the, these little squares of fabric are simply sumptuous.
If you're not familiar with charm packs, these are small cuts of fabric, and you get one (or sometimes more than one) of each design in a fabric line. They are perfect for quilts or small projects. At first, they felt expensive to me, but to get 42 pieces for around the cost of a yard of fabric isn't bad at all. And speaking as someone who doesn't have a huge fabric stash, they are perfect because you get a nice mix of designs that all go together, and you don't have tons of extra laying around.
I bought mine on Etsy from Awesome Quilting, but a search for "charm packs" will turn up lots of options! Here's what I bought:
The photos don't do them justice, and they don't show all that came in the packs. I seriously want to just play with them and arrange them and look at them. And of course, buy more of them, because I already have a few more packs in mind. I think I have a new collection forming...They have me charmed!
By Mollie Johanson at Saturday, June 15, 2013