40 Completely Free Charm Pack Quilt Patterns for Beginners

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Charm packs are one of the most popular precut quilting fabrics for good reason. The versatile size makes it a great starting point for quilt patterns. The 5″ precut squares are so popular, that many pattern designers create patterns to work with the precut squares.

I’ve compiled a list of 40 free charm pack quilt patterns to help you bust through your stash of precut fabric! Each of these patterns are beginner friendly and I’ve included video tutorials where I could!

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    1. Charming Sawtooth by Hailey Stitches

    Charming Sawtooth is my most popular quilt pattern and it’s easy to see why! This simple quilt is made from just one charm pack and one yard of background fabric. It’s also low-waste, which means it uses every last square in the charm pack and nearly all of the yardage it calls for.

    The free version is a 40″ square, but you can purchase the full quilt pattern if you want expanded sizes!

    Check out the step-by-step video tutorial below!

    Get the free charm pack quilt pattern!

    2. Bunting by Hailey Stitches

    Bunting is made up entirely of half square triangles and is set on point. Don’t let the on point setting scare you!

    The pattern is written with a beginner quilter in mind and I created a step-by-step video tutorial to help you through the process. You can check out the tutorial below!

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      3. Charming Diamonds by Hailey Stitches

      Charming Diamonds is a free quilt pattern that uses one charm pack and 3 yards of background fabric. The 68″ x 68″ size makes it a great large throw that can be made in just a day.

      If you’re a visual learner, check out the step by step video tutorial below!

      Get the free pattern!

      4. Charming Four Patch by Hailey Stitches

      Charming Four Patch is an excellent quilt for beginners. It teaches basic skills like cutting, chain piecing and nesting seams.

      The pattern comes in two sizes: baby and small throw.

      The baby size uses 2 charm packs and the throw size uses 2 charm packs plus 1 1/2 yards of fabric. Check out the video tutorial!

      Get the free Charming Four Patch quilt pattern.

      5. Charming Sashing by Hailey Stitches

      Charming Sashing is a super simple quilt pattern that gives the appearance of sashing and borders without dealing with all of those long skinny strips of fabric. This pattern highlights your charm pack beautifully and comes together in no time! Watch the video tutorial below.

      Get the free Charming Sashing quilt pattern.

      6. Half Square Triangle Quilt Layouts

      Feeling extra creative? Make 80 Half Square Triangles using just 2 charm packs and play around with the shapes until you find a design you love!

      Watch the video tutorial below!

      Grab the free half square triangle layouts!

      7. Starry Charms by Fat Quarter Shop

      Starry Charms is a charm pack quilt from Fat Quarter Shop’s Shortcut Quilt Series. This adorable quilt comes in 3 sizes (crib, toddler, and lap) and is made up of friendship star blocks. You can follow along with Kimberly as she makes this quilt in the video tutorial below!

      Get the free charm pack quilt pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

      8. Oh My Stars by Pat Sloan

      Oh My Stars is a free quilt pattern that is a crowd favorite. It’s super cute pattern that is perfect for beginners and comes together quickly! The quilt finishes at 41.5″ x 50.5″ making it great for a child or lap quilt.

      Grab this free quilt pattern on Pat Sloan’s website.

      9. Layers of Charm by Fat Quarter Shop

      Photo by Meadow Mist Designs

      This quilt pattern is a simple design that uses snowballed corners to create the diamond effect. It’s a skill that every quilter should learn, and this pattern is a great way to dive into the method! This pattern finishes at 57.5″ x 57.5″. Watch the video tutorial below!

      Get this free charm pack quilt pattern at Fat Quarter Shop!

      10. Pre-cut Party by Riley Blake Designs

      This modern quilt pattern uses one jelly roll and one charm pack to create this awesome design. It’s easy to piece and will come together in no time! The pattern finishes at 58″ x 72″.

      Get the free pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website!

      11. Charm Box by Fat Quarter Shop

      Charm Box is another Shortcut Quilt by Fat Quarter Shop and it transforms 2 charm packs and some background fabric into this adorable little quilt! It finishes at 36.5″ x 45.5″ making it a great baby or lap size quilt. Check out the video tutorial below!

      Get the free quilt pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

      12. Charm Pack Shortbread by Fat Quarter Shop

      This simple quilt is made with charm packs and a bit of background fabric. It comes together super quickly and is a fun and easy way to make four patch blocks.

      The pattern comes in 4 different sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen. Check out the video tutorial below!

      Get the free charm pack pattern at Fat Quarter Shop.

      13. Moda Love by Moda Fabrics

      Moda Love is an extremely popular free quilt pattern from Moda Fabrics. The simple design comes together quickly and this pattern was designed for both charm packs and layer cakes. Watch the tutorial by Jordan Fabrics below!

      Grab the free pattern at Fat Quarter Shop.

      14. Charm Pack Cherry by Fat Quarter Shop

      All you need for this easy charm pack quilt is 4 charm packs or 2 charm packs and some background fabric. The simple assembly creates a fun effect and with a little chain piecing you’ll have this quilt finished in no time! The finished size is 52.5″ x 54.5″. Watch the video tutorial below.

      Get the free pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website!

      15. Country Stars by Riley Blake Designs

      Originally designed to work with a fabric panel, this free quilt pattern by Riley Blake Designs can easily be adapted to work with all charm squares. The simple design packs a punch and the border frames the quilt beautifully. The finished quilt size is 45″ x 55.5″.

      Get the free pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

      16. Charm Pack Crispies by Fat Quarter Shop

      Charm Pack Crispies is a Shortcut Quilt that is made out of one unique block using 5″ squares. When placed together, these blocks create a unique and intricate looking pattern that is eye-catching! The pattern comes in 4 sizes: crip, lap, twin and queen. Check out the video tutorial below.

      Get the free pattern at Fat Quarter Shop.

      17. In The Fields by Riley Blake Designs

      This simple patchwork quilt is perfect for beginner quilters and is the design I recommend every quilter start with! Use as many charm packs as you need to achieve the size quilt you want.

      Get the free pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website!

      18. Mini Petals by Ariga Mahmoudlou

      Two charm packs and some yardage is all you’ll need to make this beautiful quilt! It uses the snowballed corners technique which is a great skill for beginner quilters to learn.

      The quilt finishes at 43″ x 52″.

      Get the free pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website!

      19. Moda Love and Hearts by Moda Fabrics

      Moda Love and Hearts is a take on the original Moda Love quilt pattern. This one adds in cute little hearts! The pattern uses 2 charm packs and 3 1/4 yards of background fabric.

      The quilt finishes at 52″ x 64″ making it great for a throw!

      Download the free pattern at Fat Quarter Shop.

      20. Holland by Laundry Basket Quilts

      This advanced beginner quilt is a great way to showcase small print fabric with its fun crisscross design. The pattern comes in two sizes: small (48″ x 48″) and large (96″ x 96″).

      The pattern works with triangles, making a great stepping stone between beginner and intermediate skill levels.

      Grab the free pattern at Fat Quarter Shop.

      21. Color Card Hearts by Elise Lea

      Showcase all of the colors of the rainbow with this heart quilt by Elise Lea. It’s designed to work specifically with Robert Kaufman’s solid charm packs, but this quilt will work with any charm packs or 5″ squares.

      The finished quilt measures 80″ x 86″ making this a great large throw or bed sized quilt.

      Download the free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

      22. Love at First Sight by Riley Blake Designs

      Two charm packs and some yardage is all you need to make this adorable patchwork heart quilt pattern. The borders enlarge this quilt making it finish at 67.5″ x 67.5″.

      Get the free pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s website.

      23. Lattice Baby Quilt by Amy Smart

      This sweet lattice baby quilt is a simple on-point quilt designed by Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter. Made from whole charm squares and sashing, the quilt works up super quickly and is the perfect size for a baby!

      Grab the free pattern on Amy’s website: Diary of a Quilter.

      24. Pixelated Heart by Blue Elephant Stitches for Robert Kaufman

      This BIG quilt is made up entirely of 5″ squares, making it a great quilt for a beginner quilter. Tip: nest those seams to get crisp intersections and help make the heart really stand out!

      The finished quilt measures 75″ x 75″.

      Download the free pattern from Robert Kaufman’s website.

      25. Charming Lucy by A Bright Corner

      Master snowballed corners with this sweet little quilt! All you need is one yard of fabric and one charm pack to make this 35″ x 35″ baby quilt.

      Get the free charm pack quilt pattern on A Bright Corner’s website.

      26. State Fair Quilt by Happy Quilting Melissa

      Melissa Corry designed this sweet pinwheel quilt and comes in 5 different sizes: baby, lap, picnic, twin and queen. This design is a great way to learn pinwheel blocks and have a unique design to practice them on!

      Get the free pattern on Fave Quilts website.

      27. Charming Stars by Moda Fabrics

      This free charm pack quilt tutorial was created for Moda Bake Shop by Stefanie by Little Lady Patchwork. The detailed written and photo tutorial shows you exactly how to make this 68″ x 68″ patchwork quilt.

      Get the free charm pack pattern on Moda’s website.

      28. Charming Triangles by Material Girl Quilts

      Charming Triangles is a beginner quilters dream! The simple pattern is perfect for learning the basics of half square triangles and the border adds an extra special touch.

      Get the free pattern on Material Girl Quilts website.

      29. Jane’s Ladder by Woodberry Way

      This tutorial shows you how to make this fun quilt that is a fresh take on the traditional Jacob’s Ladder pattern. Two charm packs and some background yardage will get you a 48″ x 56″ crib size quilt!

      Get the free tutorial on Woodberry Way’s website.

      30. Patchwork on Point by Amy Smart

      This simple design is a great option if you’re new to on-point quilts! Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter has a step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to assemble these intricate-looking looking on-point quilts! I promise it’s easier than it looks.

      Two charm packs will get you a 38″ x 50″ quilt.

      Get the free pattern on Diary of a Quilter’s website.

      31. Color Blocked by Polkadot Chair

      Two charm packs or One charm pack and some background yardage is all you need to make this sweet and simple charm pack quilt! The basic checkerboard design is so simple that a pattern isn’t even necessary.

      Check out the tutorial by Polkadot Chair!

      32. Charm Poppy by Sew Can She

      This detailed step by step blog post shows you exactly how to make this sweet charm pack quilt. You can purchase the optional PDF for $3 if you want it formatted for you!

      The quilt finishes at 54″ x 50″.

      Get the tutorial on Sew Can She’s website.

      33. Chandelier Quilt by Lella Boutique

      This two charm pack quilt comes from Lella Boutique’s popular book “Charm School”. The pattern is completely free and it’s a great one to learn the traditional chandelier quilt!

      The quilt finishes at 60″ x 60″.

      Get the free pattern on Lella Boutique’s website!

      34. Charm Pack Quilt by Sew Be It Quilts

      There’s no written pattern for this quilt but this detailed tutorial will show you exactly how to transform a charm pack into this interesting patchwork project.

      Watch the video tutorial on YouTube.

      35. Charm Square Spool Quilt by Sew Can She

      Craft this sewing-inspired quilt using charm packs as the focal point! This is a super fun project that would be great for a wall hanging in your sewing space.

      Get the free quilt pattern at Sew Can She’s website.

      36. Jumbo Irish Chain by Moonkin Stitchery

      Moonkin Stitchery designed this traditional Irish Chain quilt pattern to be used with 5″ squares. The pattern comes in 5 sizes: Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen and King. Check out the video tutorial below!

      Grab the free pattern on Moonkin Stitchery’s website.

      37. Patchwork Squares by Lo and Behold Stitchery

      This super simple patchwork quilt tutorial is a great way to get started with 5″ squares. While the tutorial itself isn’t written for 5″ squares, it provides a chart that tells you how to make the quilt with all different sizes of starting squares.

      Get the tutorial on Lo and Behold Stitchery’s website.

      38. Four Patch Spin by A Bright Corner

      Four patch spin is a super easy quilt to assemble and the secondary pattern gives a fun sawtooth star effect. The quilt finishes at 40″ x 56″ and you can get it for free by signing up for A Bright Corner’s email list!

      Get the free pattern on A Bright Corner’s website.

      39. FizzyWigs by Hello Melly Designs

      This one charm pack quilt pattern is a fun geometric pattern with a lot of background space for quilting! The 49 1/2″ square is a great size for a baby or child.

      Grab the free pattern on Hello Melly Designs website.

      40. Charm Square Blossoms by Sew Can She

      Grab one charm pack and 1 1/4 yards of background fabric to make this sweet quilt by Sew Can She! The finished size is 43″ x 44″.

      Get the free charm pack quilt pattern on Sew Can She’s website.

      I hope this list of charm pack quilt patterns has inspired you to put a dent in your charm pack collection and turn that fabric into beautiful quilts!

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