50+ Charm Pack Quilt Patterns | Quick & Easy

Browse more than 50 charm pack quilt patterns and get inspired for what to do with those charm squares. Most of these are completely FREE!

So you’ve got yourself a nice pack of charm squares and now you’re looking for the perfect charm squares quilt patterns? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

I’ve put together a comprehensive list of free charm quilt patterns, as well as some patterns you can buy. Hopefully, this charm square collection will give you some great ideas on what to do with those 5” squares!

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Simple Patchwork Charm Pack Quilt Patterns

The easiest (and fastest) quilts you can make using charm packs are definitely simple patchwork quilts. They are amazing if you’re making your first quilt. And honestly, although they are super simple, they can make such gorgeous quilts!

Here are some of my favorite examples of simple patchwork quilts. You can easily recreate them using 5’’ squares (even if the original design uses larger or smaller squares).

Quilt with Squares by Designed to Quilt

Simple Patchwork Quilt by Designed to Quilt

This simple patchwork quilt using 5’’ charm squares is still one of our favorite DTQ makes. I think the magic of it is the colors we used. We opted for a gradient ombre color layout, but there are so many different options you can go with.

Below are some quick mockups of the different color layouts that you can choose – depending on the charm squares you have on hand. All of them can be used as charm pack quilt patterns. 

Quilt with squares layout idea
Quilt with squares layout idea

You can create a classic checkerboard grid for a timeless design. Of course, this doesn’t mean you only have to use two colors. Divide your charm packs into two groups based on their color value and use them accordingly. You can do something similar with the gingham design. Here, you’ll need three color values – use the fabric with the lowest values for the ‘intersections’.

Quilt with squares layout idea
Quilt with squares layout idea

Another fun option is to create diagonals – again using the same color charm squares OR charm squares with similar color values. Or go with something completely random – when working with a charm pack, you can be sure that even a random layout will look excellent!

As you can see, the basic design for all of this is the same, but the fabric choices are what make each of them unique. For some more inspiration, here are some beautiful examples of simple patchwork charm pack quilt patterns.

Gingham Quilt by Quilter’s Candy for Diary of a Quilter

Gingham Quilt by Quilter’s Candy for Diary of a Quilter

This is an amazing example of a gingham layout. This one is created using strip piecing, but you could easily use a bunch of charm packs to create the same effect.

Gingham Quilt by Simple Simon and Co.

Gingham Quilt by Simple Simon and Co.

Another lovely example of a simple gingham quilt.

Color by Number Quilt by Sew Can She

Color by Number Quilt by Sew Can She

What a fun take on the simple patchwork quilt! OK, so this is a strip quilt quilt, so it’s not originally designed for charm packs. But you can definitely draw inspiration from it to create your own charm pack version.

Friendship Quilt by Simple Simon and Co

Friendship Quilt by Simple Simon and Co

Charm packs are the best to use for friendship (autograph) quilts. Friendship quilts make such amazing gifts, so if you’ve ever wanted to make one, this is a great tutorial!

Plus Plus Quilt by for The Love of George

Plus Plus Quilt by for The Love of George

Believe it or not, this is also basically a simple patchwork quilt. It’s the arrangement of the squares that creates this plus motive (which just happens to be one of our favorite simple quilt blocks). The original pattern doesn’t use charm packs (but smaller squares), but you could easily adjust it for charm squares.

Patchwork on Point by Diary of a Quilter

Patchwork on Point by Diary of a Quilter

Not all charm pack quilt patterns have to have an orthogonal grid. You can add some interest to the simple patchwork quilt by sewing it on point. This means the grid runs diagonally. Amy has a great tutorial on how to make one using charm pack squares.

Temperature Patchwork Quilt by Simple Simon and Co

Temperature Patchwork Quilt by Simple Simon and Co

You could in fact use charm squares to make a temperature quilt. Using 356 5’’ squares would result in a nice full-size quilt (about 81’’ x 86’’). But of course, you could also take this just as inspiration to make a scrappy patchwork quilt.

Bullseye Quilt by Ruby Star Society

Bullseye Quilt by Ruby Star Society

This pattern uses 4.5’’ squares, but you could use your charm squares, which would result in a slightly larger quilt.

Color Blocked Baby Quilt by Polkadot Chair

Color Blocked Baby Quilt by Polkadot Chair

This is a great example of a checkerboard grid using a variety of fabrics.

Patchwork Doll Quilt Tutorial by Polkadot Chair

Patchwork Doll Quilt Tutorial by Polkadot Chair

This doll quilt uses mini charm squares – because obviously, it needs to be small. But you could easily create a similar (but bigger) design using charm packs. Use our quilt border calculator to figure out the border math!

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Summer Picnic Quilt by Ruby Star Society

This has to be one of my favorite quilts of all time! I love the colors here. The pattern uses 5’’ squares, so it’s perfect for charm packs!

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Easy Charm Square Patterns With Background

Some other popular charm pack quilt patterns include designs that add some sort of sashing or background to the ‘basic’ square grid. This means, of course, that you’ll need some additional background fabric – usually yardage. But the designs you can create with this approach are truly inspirational. Here are some great examples.

Easy Charm Pack Quilt by Coral+Co for Polkadot Chair

Easy Charm Pack Quilt by Coral+Co for Polkadot Chair

Simply by adding sashing between the charm pack squares, Shelly creates a wonderful design. If you decide to use a neutral background color, as she did, you can really let those charm pack prints shine!

Just for Fun by Simple Simon and Co

Just for Fun by Simple Simon and Co

This pattern creates fun frames using charm packs with a neutral background in between. 

Lattice Baby Quilt by Diary of a Quilter

Lattice Baby Quilt by Diary of a Quilter

Amy created this gorgeous lattice quilt using charm packs and some added sashing. The quilt is pieced on the diagonal which gives it some additional visual interest.

Framed Four Patch by A Bright Corner

Framed Four Patch by A Bright Corner

This pattern was originally created using yardage, so some time-saving strip-piecing is used. However, you can easily recreate it with charm packs. All you need to do is sew up a bunch of four patches using your charm packs and add some neutral sashing and borders.

Fast Four Patch by Diary of a Quilter

Fast Four Patch by Diary of a Quilter

This is a different take on the four patch charm pack quilt patterns.. Instead of sashing, Amy uses larger squares between the four patches creating a simple, but fun design.

Charm Pack Shortbread by Fat Quarter Shop

Charm Pack Shortbread by Fat Quarter Shop

Make a quilt inspired by the traditional Irish Chain quilt pattern. This one uses charm packs and some neutral fabric for the background.

Half-Square Triangle Quilts Using Charm Packs

Charm packs are a great starting point for half-square triangles. Granted, you’d probably be stuck with the 2-at-a-time or 4-at-a-time HST method. Unless you want to make mini 1.5’’ HSTs, in which case you could use charm squares for the 8-at-a-time method, as well. (You can use our HST calculator to do the math if you don’t believe me.)

But HSTs are such a fun basic quilt block – and the wealth of half-square triangle quilt patterns out there proves it! 

You can use pretty much any design that uses half-square triangles and make it using charm packs, creating your very own charm pack quilt patterns. You just might have to adjust the number of HSTs for the required size.

Not all of these patterns are written specifically for charm packs, but as I’ve said – you can easily recreate them using charm squares. 

Half Square Triangle Quilt by See Kate Sew

Half Square Triangle Quilt by See Kate Sew

A simple but effective design consisting solely of half-square triangles.

Herringbone quilt pattern on the design wall

Herringbone Quilt by Designed to Quilt

OK, so this is a WIP (work in progress), so I can only share this pic right now. But you get the gist. Make a bunch of HSTs and arrange them in this modern herringbone layout. So pretty!

Postcards from Sweden

Postcards from Sweden

This is one of those quilt designs that I see all the time on quilting Facebook groups and on Instagram. It’s just a classic! Sadly, the original pattern is no longer available, but Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom has put together a tutorial on how to recreate it. And one option is using charm packs!

HST Baby Quilt by Sew Can She

HST Baby Quilt by Sew Can She

This is another great HST design. Again, not written specifically for charm packs, but I’m sure you get the idea of how to make it no matter what size HSTs you have!

Half Square Triangle Ideas by Flamingo Toes

Half Square Triangle Ideas by Flamingo Toes

Bev from Flamingo Toes has some great HST layouts you can use as a starting point to create your charm pack HST pattern.

Pixelated Designs Using Charm Packs

As you’d imagine, charm packs lend themselves beautifully to creating pixelated designs. The sky is the limit here, as you can recreate pretty much any pixelated image with charm squares (as long as it’s simplified enough). Here are two designs that work well as charm pack quilt patterns.

Pixelated Heart by Diary of a Quilter

Pixelated Heart by Diary of a Quilter

Sweeet and simple, this pixelated heart is really just a simple patchwork quilt. But the arrangement of the charm squares creates the adorable heart shape!

Pixelated California by Beth Bryant

Pixelated California by Beth Bryant

Maps of your home state or favorite country are also a popular pixelated motive, like this Pixelated California quilt. The beautiful quilt in the picture was made by Alli of Woodberry Way.

Other Free Charm Pack Quilt Patterns

Of course, there are no limits to how you can use those charm packs. And talented quilt pattern designers have come up with some incredible ideas. Here are some of our favorites.

Charm Pack Cherry by Fat Quarter Shop

Charm Pack Cherry by Fat Quarter Shop

A lovely design using just charm packs. The quilt in the picture was made by Happy Quilting Melissa.

Charming Lucy by a Bright Corner

Charming Lucy by a Bright Corner

In this free pattern, smaller squares are sewn on two corners of the charm pack (as if you were making a snowball quilt block). Then, these blocks are arranged to create these diamond shapes. So pretty!

Charm Poppy by Sew Can She

Charm Poppy by Sew Can She

This is another great design using a charm pack and some background fabric. 

Charm Pack Quilt Patterns You Can Buy

There are so many talented quilt designers out there and I would feel guilty if I didn’t include at least some of the amazing charm pack quilt patterns you can buy.

Color in the Lines by Happy Quilting Melissa

Color in the Lines by Happy Quilting Melissa

I love the simplicity of this pattern. It uses charm packs and some background to create this modern look. The pattern is available in Melissa’s book Charming Baby Quilts.

Fenced In by Mudejar Quilts

Fenced In by Mudejar Quilts

I love the simplicity of the design. This is a fairly simple pattern, but if you prefer to follow instructions in a pattern (as opposed to following an online tutorial), this looks like a great choice!

Patchwork Hearts by Quilty Love

Patchwork Hearts by Quilty Love

How adorable is this patchwork heart quilt? I love how the white hearts against the charming scrappy background.

Charm Pack Stars by Allison Ramsing

Charm Pack Stars by Allison Ramsing

If you’ve got star quilt patterns on your mind, you’ll love this one! It combines charm pack four patches with flying geese and a background made from yardage.

Board and Batten by Meadow Mist

Board and Batten by Meadow Mist

I love a good modern herringbone pattern. This one is charm-pack friendly and produces such a stunning quilt!

Taffy by Coral and Co

Taffy by Coral and Co

If you’re as fascinated by quilting color theory as we are, you are going to love this quilt! Most od the sizes are charm pack friendly (although you’ll need yardage for the background, of course).

Grand Central by Allison Ramsing

Grand Central by Allison Ramsing

What a fun and unexpected way to make use of charm packs. I love it!

Charming Charlie by Primrose Cottages

Charming Charlie by Primrose Cottages

This is a very simple design, but don’t you just love how cute it is? It’s the perfect way to show off some special charm pack prints.

Coins by Quilty Love

Coins by Quilty Love

Sometimes simple truly is best. Well, most of the time. And this is a great example!  Use solids for a super modern feel or let your charm pack prints shine!

Heart of Hearts by Polkadot Chair

Heart of Hearts by Polkadot Chair

Feeling romantic? Then this heart of hearts quilt is what you need! The hearts are constructed using charm squares. Of course, you’ll need yardage for the background.

What do you think? Feeling inspired by these incredible charm pack quilt patterns? I hope you’ve got some ideas on what to do with that pretty charm pack (or two or three).

Happy quilting!

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