What is a Charm Element, you ask? It’s a package of units that are not set to any specific layout, but rather purchasable and usable in a variety of projects either published under separate cover as patterns only by Quiltworx.com, through other designers, or for incorporation into your own project as you desire! The Quiltworx.com Charm Elements Pack # 1 comprises two blocks, including a Flying Geese variation and a Compass Rose.
The pack contains enough papers to do two Compass Rose blocks, and six Flying Geese.
What is in the Instructions? A coversheet is not included with these projects to keep costs down and provide basic information regarding how to figure out yardage for a project that can be completed in a variety of ways, along with basic cutting and foundation paper piecing directions.
Do you Need Additional Pattern Information Beyond the Charm Element? Maybe, it depends on your goals! If you have found this package through a pattern published in another location, (i.e. the Janet’s Tote Purse, designed by Sandy Lueth, or a Cutloose Press Pattern), you will need those products to give you the additional information to complete the project. However, if you are simply wanting basic foundation blocks to create your own project, purchasing this package will give you that chance!
What Size are the Blocks? The main blocks in each pattern are designed to be standardized at 4”, 8”, 12”, and 16” blocks so that as we create new Charm Elements Packages they can be mixed and matched to obtain an unlimited range of projects! Please check the pattern information for the block sizes. Note that Charm Elements #1 has a border block that is 6-1/2” x 11”. Some Charm Elements Packs may include pieces that are intended to float in a quilt or form a border. This is the intentions of the flying geese block that has been included herein.