View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternCharm Quilt Quilts If you’ve ever wondered what to do with a fabric charm pack, take a leaf out of Corinne Bradd’s stitchy book and make a lovely quilt. Her half square triangle (HST) diamond block is easy to sew, but looks so impressive when pieced together. Make HSTs less of a chore to create by setting up a mini production line in front of the TV – you’ll be done in no time!EssentialsCotton 10” charm pack, two packs of 12 designsWhite cotton, 2.5mLightweight wadding, 1.5mSize89cm x 132cm1 Set aside a 1m x 1.4m rectangle of white cotton for the quilt backing and set aside. Trim all 24 of the 10” squares into four 12.5cm squares. Snip 96 12.5cm squares from white cotton and use chalk to draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each one.2 Pair up each patterned square with a white one and pin right sides together. Stitch 5mm away on each side of the marking. Cut along the line, open out and press to make HSTs.3 Separate the HSTs into eight stacks of twelve, with one of each pattern in every stack. Take the first stack and lay out four HSTs in a block to form a large white square in the centre. Add the remaining eight HSTs to the edges to create a plus sign-shaped block with a diagonal square ring in the centre. This will be your centre block.4 Arrange the remaining HSTs around this centre piece, as shown in the photo. Stitch them together in pairs, then combine these into blocks, followed by pairs of blocks, and finally larger blocks of 16 HSTs, matching up the centre seams accurately each time. Sew the large blocks together to make the top. Press.5 Pin the quilt top to 1.5m of wadding at regular intervals, then trim the wadding to size. Pin the pinned quilt top centrally on the backing fabric, leaving a wide border. Topstitch around the square rings.6 Trim the excess backing to 3cm from the edges of the quilt top. Fold in 1cm, then another 1.5cm over the raw edges of the patchwork to make a neat border with mitred corners. Pin and topstitch around the quilt, close to the inner folded edge. Other Popular Makes... Arabella BlouseSew PlusDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Wide, flared and ruffled sleeves have been one of 2018's hottest trends, especially elbow-length versions like this – which are super Georgia the Pig Denim JacketToysDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)This sweet little piggy from Louise Kelly's Sew Your Own Animal Dolls features in our December issue - have you Memory BearToysDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)As a child grows up, many parents will want to keep their smallest garments as a memento of their earliest Bomber JacketGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Did we hear someone say biker glam? Made in a gorgeous floral satin, this super stylish jacket by Amanda Walker Twiggy ShiftSew PlusDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The classic shift dress has been reinvented over and over, flattering boyish frames and curvy figures alike. Here, Amanda Walker Carnaby Christmas LightsChristmas CoastersDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)These little beauties have a hint of the 60s about them, with their retro-inspired shapes, all dressed up in clashing PopularRecent Arabella Blouse Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Retro Mixtape Cushion Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Sewing Bee Shift Dress Tweed Chicken Doorstop Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Wiggle Dress Arabella Blouse Georgia the Pig Denim Jacket Memory Bear Charm Quilt Bomber Jacket Twiggy Shift Carnaby Christmas Lights Stefani Blouse Lisa Top and Skirt Sheena Pants Ria Shift Dress Adele Pencil Skirt Get all of your sewing essentials sent straight to your inbox! Please keep me up to date with regular emails from Sew MagazineYou need to tick the box above to confirm you want to recieve emails We have sent you a confirmation email, please confirm it.