What Can You Do with a 5 Inch Charm Square?

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These Versatile Cuts Can be Used Many Ways!

Packs of 5″ squares are very popular and many quilts have been designed around them. A charm pack includes one or more 5″ squares from an entire fabric line (usually 40 – 44 squares), making it easy to coordinate fabrics for a quilt. Plus it’s just plain fun to have a bit of every fabric from a line you love.

Entire quilts can be made from just 5″ squares. The following chart shows you how many squares and packs you’ll need for various quilt sizes. Keep in mind that these are for quilts made without added sashing or other larger pieces of fabric.

Charm Squares Chart

Chart from The Sassy Quilter.

But what else can you do with 5″ squares? You can cut them in half for 2 1/2″ x 5″ strips or cut them into four 2 1/2″ squares (these are unfinished sizes).

The following graphic from Moda Fabrics shows several other ways to cut and stitch charm squares. It also shows the number of 5″ squares you can cut from various cuts of fabric.

What You Can Do With Charm Squares

There’s a larger PDF version linked to below that you can print for your sewing room.

Click here for the free “What Can I Do With a 5″ Charm Square?” printable PDF.

Image Source: The photo at the top of the page is from Diary of a Quilter’s article, “25 Favorite Charm Square Quilts & Projects.”


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