What to do with charm packs?

I am one of those lucky girls to have a wonderful mother-in-law.  She is kind, thoughtful, considerate, doesn’t offer unsolicited advice  and never forgets a birthday.  On one such birthday she gave me a gift card to a fabric shop and a cute little pack of triangle charms.

Of course the pack came with a little pattern for a bag, but it didn’t thrill me.  When I looked at the little triangles I kept thinking of those strings of flags you see hung at cheesy car dealerships or old time family picnics.  Now, this image probably only exists in my romantic nostalgia (of a time I never lived, LOL), I kept seeing a 1950’s family: Dad smiling over the grill and Mom serving watermelon wedges to the perfectly tidy kids, who are patiently and gleefully sitting at a plastic covered picnic table anticipating a family meal.   That scene probably never happened (seriously,  tidy, happy children patiently waiting for a meal??? even in my 1950s daydream it is a stretch), how I arrived there from a pack of triangle charms we’ll never know, I must need more sleep!

This little delusional vision resulted in a super easy and super cute and quick summery wall hanging!

I paired up the triangles and sewed down two sides.

Flip the triangles right sides out and press

I cut off the little bunny ears and then sewed them to strips of fabric which were 2.5″ wider than the triangles were long.  This gives some space between the rows and allows for the 1/4″ seam allowance.

Sew the three rows together and viola!

A fun fast wall hanging with a little 3D flair!


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About NinaLemon

I am a stay at home mom to two beautiful boys, I enjoy quilting, crafting and cooking. Lots of cooking from scratch and experimentation for health and for the safety of my peanut, tree nut and egg allergic son.

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