The new patterns have just arrived from the printer so I get to share what I’ve been working on over the last 4 months. I have lots of photos, so I will break it down into a couple of posts over the next week or so.
First of all, I want to talk about my latest inspiration. Many of you know that I am a HUGE fan of precuts and have done many patterns and books around my love of precuts. The newest precut from Moda is the Mini Charm pack (sometimes known as Moda Candy.) I’ll be honest – When I first saw these, I thought they were probably a little bit too small to be very useful. The picture below doesn’t show the scale very well, but they are 2 1/2″ squares.
I bought a few packs to play with and see if that thought was accurate. As it turns out, I had lots of fun playing with these small squares!
Not only were they fun to sew with, but the price point is really good – under $5. Who knew you could buy an entire fabric line for the price of a latte!!! And trust me, the fabric is way more fun than drinking a latte and lasts a lot longer too. I love coffee, so that is saying something. I’ll admit, that my day always starts with coffee first, and then fabric (if I’m lucky), but the coffee just helps provide the fuel to play with the fabric in a more energetic and inspired way 😉
So I’m just wondering – has anyone else been collecting the Mini Charm packs? And are you wondering what to do with them?
I have a few ideas . . .
First up – Mini Charmers 1
The pattern includes instructions for all three runners – just like my “Little Charmers” series. (Click here to see those patterns, if you aren’t familiar with them).
Woven Squares – featuring the line PB and J by Basic Grey.
Yarn Over – Featuring the fabric line Somerset by Fig Tree
Ziggy – featuring the fabric line Persimmon by Basic Grey
The second pattern is Mini Charmers 2
Winding Road – featuring the fabric line best Day Ever by April Rosenthal
Reflections – featuring the fabric line LOL by Me and My Sister
Flower Girl – featuring the fabric line Fancy by Lily Ashbury
(Zinnias happen to be my favorite flower. And my shoes rarely ever match the photo shoot 😉 )
Whew! That was a lot of photos to get through. I hope you enjoyed the new Mini Charmers.
To celebrate the new patterns, I will be giving away a few complete sets of the new patterns (there are 6 new patterns total). Please leave a comment to be entered to win. If you are looking for ideas of what to say in your comment, I always like hearing which one is your favorite. I will announce the winners next week, so be sure to start back.