I got a little frustrated with mini charm (2.5″ squares) packs because the large patterns in a collection tend to be lost even on a 1″ hexagon while still not giving me much variety for my 1/2″ hexagons. On the plus side, they’re cheap and even more so with my subscription to Fat Quarter Shop’s Moda Mini Charm Pack Club. (And I got a bunch of them during a very good sale.)
So I decided to try a charm (5″ squares) pack. This is Basics Lucky from Cotton and Steel. It’s a short stack (only seven designs), and the price was right when I came across it in my local quilt shop.
I realized that I could use those leftover 5″ by 2″ to 2.5″ (depending on how precisely I cut around the hexagons) rectangles for SCRAPPY COIN QUILTS! Duh! l love it!
It’s a little more work to cut up a charm pack like this, vs the mini charms where I only had to trim the corners off the fabric I lightly glued to the 1″ hexagons before I thread basted them. Cutting around the 1/2″ hexagons is a bear either way.
It wasn’t too bad, but I’m still thinking about a die cutter if I’m going to make this a habit.
I also learned that “black” construction paper isn’t really black and it’s very spotty and needs lots of evening out in Photoshop.