Last year, one of my first pattern designs was a baby quilt called “36 Charm Street”. I wrote a blog about it and you can read more about my design process here.
This is a very simple quilt design and is just the right size for a baby quilt (approximately 37 x 37 inches). It’s a good quilt for beginners to try but it’s also a fast and easy design for more experienced quilters.
We often think about simplifying our lives in one way or another and this can also apply to quilt making. I think beautiful quilts can be made from simple designs using the right fabrics, colors, textures and quilting patterns.
My quilter, Ms. KB used a bead and wave pattern that really showcased this simple design.
If you like this pattern, here is the link to download it: 36-charm-street-feb-2017
We’ve also posted it on the tab marked “Free Patterns” here on our site. Happy sewing!
8 thoughts on “Return to 36 Charm Street”
I want to get in my car (or ride my bike) to Charm Street! That is adorable and I like the idea of just enjoying a simple quilt. This would be a good way to deal with my ridiculous stash of charm packs (darn Moda for making all those cute charm packs!)
Charm Street is charming! Charm packs are addicting! I have a “few” as well!
I think your border idea is cute!
Thank you very much!
I’m new to quilting, so the projects I’ve worked on so far are small mug rugs (4 to be exact) and I’ve used just a simple continuous binding. so what would be the preferred method to bind a larger quilt? A bias binding?? I have an adorable pattern I would like to make for my granddaughter and I’m looking for as much help and direction that I can find.
Hi Rebecca! This is Cindy. Welcome to the amazing world of quilting! My preferred method for binding a larger quilt is to use a continuous binding. I cut out my binding strips from the fold of the fabric to the selvage edges. This is called the cutting on the width of fabric or WOF. If your quilt has square edges, this is the best method. I only cut a bias binding if my quilt has rounded edges. A bias binding stretches so you can ease around curves and your binding will be a bit more flexible. I hope this helps. We would love to see how your quilt turns out! I am sure your granddaughter will love the quilt, especially because you made it for her!
This will be perfect since everytime I turn around someone else is being blessed with a new baby! Plus this will help clear out my charm packs too! I saw some more charm packs I would like to get! Lol
Isn’t it great when you see a pattern to help you clean out your stash! Be sure to share pictures of your baby masterpiece! Thanks for stopping by!