Charm Square Quilt Patterns are my fav! I am so excited for my stop on the Safari Party Fabric Tour. I love this charming fabric and its beautiful prints so I decided to make an easy beginner friendly Charm Square Quilt Pattern Tutorial for you all. In case you have been living under a rock, the fabric is called Safari Party and is designed by the super sweet Melissa Mortenson from The Polkadot Chair.
I really adore all of her fabrics, they are all bright and happy and make me smile. I have made quite a few projects with several of her lines before. Derby Style is still one of my all time favorites - especially these cute t-shirt dresses with the horse print I made for my girls. I still have a quilt from this print waiting to be finished as well. One day all my WIPs will be finished, lol.
I made this throw size quilt for my older daughter because she loves all things animal print (she was pretty jazzed about the cheetah print. The zebras and giraffes are so whimsical with little party hats and gold flecked sparkles. And I absolutely love the floral prints, and how the gold is glinting off the flowers. Since the prints are so vivid and fun, I really wanted to show them all off, so I thought simple squares would look clean and lovely and let the fabric shine.
Safari Party Fabric comes with prints in both light pinks, blues and gold, and more saturated blues, greens, and pinks. I really love all hues and colors of the prints, but when I paired the darker blues, pinks and greens the vibrancy just made me happy. I like how the lighter blue lightens it up a bit as well.
Is there anything better than swiss dots? The swiss dots in navy make the cutest binding. I just love how this simple quilt turned out.
I think the light blue zebra print is my favorite.
I loved the floral mint fabric so much that I decided to do the whole back with it.
This probably my favorite Charm Square Quilt Pattern because it is so easy and there is still lots of white to keep it fresh and clean!
Easy Charm Square Quilt Pattern
Throw Quilt Finished Dimensions: 46 inches wide x 58 inches long
I have all the lighter shades of the Safari Party Fat Quarter Bundle all lined up ready to start my next quilt. I can't wait to see all the shades of light pinks and gold sparkles together.
Charm Square Quilt Pattern Instructions
Supplies you will need:
- 63 Five Inch Squares of Safari Party Fabric or 2 - 5" stackers
- 36 Confetti Cottons Riley White Five Inch Squares or 1 - 5" stacker
- 1 Yard of Confetti Cottons Riley White for Sashing
- 3 Yards of Safari Floral Mint for Backing
- 1/2 Yard Swiss Dots Navy
Step 1 - Cut white charm squares in half so you will have a 2.5inch wide by 5 inch tall piece.
Step 2 - You will also need to cut 10 2.5inch wide by 43.5 inch long pieces of white fabric for sashing. I cut 2.5inch wide by the width of the fabric and added a 2.5inch x 3.5inch piece to make sure it was long enough.
Step 3 - Lay the white fabric RST (Right Sides Together) over the charm square on the left side of the charm square. Sew 1/4inch seam down the long side.
Step 4 - Lay charm square RST over the white strip on the right side of the charm square and sew 1/4inch seam down the long side.
Step 5 -Continue adding a white strip and then a charm square to row until you have 7 charm squares across and a total of 9 white strips across.
Step 6 -Press seams outward towards the white fabric strips.
Step 7 -Lay 2.5in long white sashing on RST on the top raw edge of the row. Sew top edge using 1/4" seam. Repeat for the bottom edge of the row.
Step 8 -Continue adding a charm square row followed by a white sashing row until you have used all the rows and sashing. You will have 9 rows of charm squares and 10 rows of sashing.
Step 9 -Press sashing seams inward toward the white sashing.
Step 10 - Add backing, quilt as desired, and bind.
Rosemary B says
This is cutie cute
Thank you so much for sharing. I have charm packs I must use
This is just the perfect idea!❤️
Janet Hicks says
Thank you for sharing this easy to follow tutorial. The photos were tremendously helpful. Really cute fabric as well!
Thank you so much! So happy that you find it helpful. It is a really great quilt to make.
I'm making this as my first ever quilt... Do you have suggestions for the quilting part? I don't think my free motion skills are quite up to the squiggles you've got on your sample 🙂 thanks for the excellent tutorial 🙂
Your welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by!
I really like this pattern and wish there was a PDF file to download in teaching my 13 year old Grand Darlin.
I also wish there was a .pdf so I could have the pattern on file and make more than one.
Teri L says
I agree! I would love a hard copy to I can follow along and so I do not lose the post.
Theresa Overby says
You don’t mention batting, which I would like to add. Standard batting size for a crib/toddler quilt is 45x60” I believe? Do you have any suggestions? Should I downsize the outer border, use 1 less square?
Patricia Sanchez says
I love the colors, animals, and feeling of this beauty. I'm a beginner and would appreciate the ability to purchase pre-cut squares but am unable to locate the animal pack you used. All I find under Safari Charm pack are dots, stripes...Am I looking in the right place? Amazon seems the only available. Is there somewhere else I might look?
Gran A says
What a delightful and reasonably straightforward pattern - as a beginner, I think I could manage this! Perfect for some fancy charm squares I have.
My only issue is that it is hard to see the white sashing fabric against your pretty, light wood surface, I think a darker surface would be better for weaker eyes!
Thank you for sharing.
This is a pattern I’ve been searching for! I’m wondering, as are others if there’s a pdf version available?
Great pattern. If you are making this pattern I would question step 5. It states that you should have 9 white strips, I only have 8. Not sure where the extra strip is supposed to go. Anyone know? Also, in step 9, I did the opposite of the instructions. I pressed seams towards the 5" square, not the white sashing. Step 2 was a little confusing, not sure why the directions were written that way so I changed them after measuring the total length needed for the sash. Still a good little pattern!