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Moda All-Stars - Mini-Charm Quilts: 18 Clever Projects for 2-1/2" Squares

Moda All-Stars - Mini-Charm Quilts: 18 Clever Projects for 2-1/2" Squares

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Moda All-Stars - Mini-Charm Quilts: 18 Clever Projects for 2-1/2" Squares

208 pages
52 minutes
Feb 1, 2018


Get ready to be charmed in many "mini" ways! Start with one, two, or three packs of 2 1/2" mini-charm squares; then choose a project from 18 celebrated Moda designers, including Lisa Bongean, Jen Kingwell, Jo Morton, Laurie Simpson, and Me and My Sister Designs. And let the mini-making begin! Projects include a pincushion, a runner, doll-quilt-and-pillow sets, and a multitude of small quilts. Mini charms pack a mighty punch--and these fun patterns work like a charm!
Feb 1, 2018

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It’s the little things that matter most. In a go big or go home world, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the little things often make the difference between a good day and a great day. The same might be true for many of us quilters when we look at our fabric collections. There are great quilts and other projects to be made from the tiniest bits of fabrics—2½" mini-charm squares! We challenged 18 Moda All-Star designers to create clever quilts using one, two, or three of these mini-charm packs (each pack has 42 squares) and what follows is their genius at making delightful projects from the smallest of precut squares.

Continuing our tradition of doing good, royalties for this book will be donated to LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs. The group’s mission says A dog is a friend who brings a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help for what is affecting them. Specially trained LCC K-9 Comfort dogs visit disaster locations, community events, and care facilities around the U.S. wearing their Please Pet Me vests—offering comfort where words often fail. It’s a little thing—the comfort a four-legged friend can bring—that can make a huge impact in the lives of those hurting. Learn more at their website ( and thank you, because your purchase of this little book will help make a big difference.

~Lissa Alexander

Rickrack Posies by Sandy Klop



How does your garden grow? With rickrack flowers, fusible leaves, and half-square triangles all in rows.


Yardage is based on 42-wide fabric. Mini-charm squares are 2½ x 2½".

3 mini-charm packs of assorted bright prints for blocks, sorted by:

• 48 light and 48 dark for blocks

• 4 sets of 2 matching green squares for leaves

• 4 bright squares for flower circles

⅓ yard of cream print for inner border

¼ yard of green check for binding

¾ yard of fabric for backing

24 x 24 piece of batting

6 lengths of ½-wide rickrack in orange, yellow, red, and blue (4 pieces total)

¼ yard of paper-backed fusible web

Cardstock for circle template


All measurements include ¼"-wide seam allowances.

From the cream print, cut:

2 strips, 3¾ x 13½

2 strips, 3¾ x 7

From the green check, cut:

3 strips, 2¼ x 42

Works like a charm


Sandy Klop is like the little engine that could when it comes to designing quilts as American Jane ( We think she can! We think she can!

If I could invent a new mini-charm pack of something besides fabric, I’d make one out of 2½" squares of mini plants. Maybe then I could manage a garden! But they couldn’t grow—they’d have to stay small!

Here’s a little something I try to remember when I sit down to sew: Slow down. It’s not a race. Take all the time you want.

If I’m not sewing from my own collection of fabrics, the designer group I’d most likely be working with is Minick and Simpson! I love everything they do, and I love Laurie Simpson’s sense of humor.

When it comes to basics, I love geometrics—stripes, dots, grids, plaids, letters, numbers, and words.

Lots of good things come in mini size! Besides mini-charm squares, I like mini chairs. I have a great collection, and I have a friend who makes a new one for me every year. I’m so fortunate!

If I had to name a color that every quilt could use a dash of, it’d be yellow or red. No quilt should be without sunshine or at least some passion.

Leftover charms, if there are any, most likely end up in a little suitcase, of course!

Making the Blocks

Separate the mini-charm squares into one group of 48 dark squares and one group of 48 light squares. Press the seam allowances as indicated by the arrows.

1 Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each light square. Place a marked square on a dark square, right sides together. Sew ¼ from both sides of the drawn line. Cut on the line to yield two half-square-triangle units. Make 96 units that measure 2⅛ square, including the seam allowances.

2 Lay out four half-square-triangle units in two rows of two units each. Sew the units together in rows. Join the rows to make a block. Make 24 blocks that measure 3¾" square, including the seam allowances.

Assembling the Quilt

1 Lay out four blocks in two rows of two blocks each. Sew the blocks together in rows. Join the rows to make the center section. The section should measure 7" square, including the seam allowances.

2 Sew the cream 3¾ x 7 strips to opposite sides of the center section. Sew the cream 3¾ x 13½ strips to the top and bottom of the section to complete the inner border.

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