mandy munroe

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Using Charm Squares

Do you have any of these cute little precut packs of 42 2 1/2″ squares?


(shown – Hearty Good Wishes by Janet Clare for Moda, color me happy by Vanessa Christenson of V and Co and a Timeless Treasures goodie bag giveaway from Quilters Take Manhattan 2013.)

They are so yummy but what to do with them?

I’ve been working on this little project that used 36 squares (6 x 6), so I chose mostly blues and creams and discarded some of the beige. I love these sketchy seaside prints especially the seaweed!


With cotton wadding and straight line quilting this table mat came together in no time. I managed to pick up an extra quarter of blue for the binding and sat in the garden slip stitching it in the sunshine.


Happy Days!


14 comments on “Using Charm Squares

  1. tialys
    June 9, 2014

    They are sweet aren’t they. I’ve made a patchwork dog before using these.

    I wondered where that street sign had gone last time I was in London!

    • mandymunroe
      June 30, 2014

      Must put a patchwork dog on my list, great idea! Sorry if you got lost. I’ll go and put it back soon πŸ™‚

  2. KerryCan
    June 9, 2014

    Stitching in the garden–one of the things I love most about handwork!

    • mandymunroe
      June 30, 2014

      I save my bindings to do outside – on small quilts anyway. Enjoy your summer!

  3. Doreen
    June 9, 2014

    Your blue/white creation is totally “charming” (sorry!)! The stitching is perfect for setting off the whole little piece.

  4. Anny
    June 9, 2014

    Absolutely beautiful!!

  5. ukcitycrafter
    June 9, 2014

    These quick little projects are like a breath of fresh air every so often aren’t they? Beautiful little table mat.

    • mandymunroe
      June 9, 2014

      Thanks, yes I agree and when the sun is out who wants to be buried under a full size quilt!

  6. nickirocky
    June 9, 2014

    Love the colours. Are they washable. Our table mats take rather a battering!

  7. mandymunroe
    June 9, 2014

    yes, the fabric is quilting weight cotton. Alternatively you could use it as a table centre and just use it for display πŸ™‚

  8. Helen Beall
    June 10, 2014

    I just love this color combo…blue and white with a bit of warm!

  9. pomegranateandchintz
    June 10, 2014


  10. Rosa
    August 8, 2014

    Seen this gorgeous table mat in the flesh now – lovely stuff!

    • mandymunroe
      August 9, 2014

      Thanks Rosa, glad you like it πŸ™‚ Apparently this range of fabric has sold so well, Moda are printing a second run – the first time they have ever commissioned a reprint! Janet is debuting her new range at Festival this week, very exciting!

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