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My Kind of (Buried) Treasure

When I was tidying up my stash on the weekend, I found these three mini-charm packs (they were buried ... under more fabric). 

2 1/2" squares ... pretty small.  And until today, I really didn't know what to do with them.

I already used a fourth mini charm pack - Bonnie & Camille's "Ruby" - for one of the Project Simplify pillows.

It turned out so beautifully (if I do say so myself).  But I don't want to make cushion covers or baby quilts or placemats.  Not that there's anything WRONG with those things.  Its just that the colors in these remaining mini packs don't coordinate with any room in my home.  So I was wanting to make something "non-home-decor" with them.

Well what do you know ... also during my clean-up, I unearthed this cute pattern that came with a mini charm pack .  Don't judge.  Being a little disorganized can make for the best treasure finds ... my kind of booty!  ;).  

It's for a little patchwork pouch.  If you're interested, you can download this MODA pattern for free.

Remember that fairsies math rules in my house.  There are 3 charm packs for 3 girls, including me (somehow I think my husband isn't really all that interested in a pretty patchwork pouch ...)  How perfect is that?

I'm intriqued by the idea of making a little pouch like this with darts.  And with making something I'll actually use with the mini squares.

I'll let you know how I make out.

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Reader Comments (13)

3 mini charm for 3 girls? That' fate;-) I have an Ameriacan Banner Rose mini charm and I'll use it as a border for a sweet little quilt. but yours scream for a little purse! Thanks for the pattern.

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

What a find - I've not seen those mini charm packs before, they look sweet! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArchie the wonder dog

I want to see the finished project, however I know I'll like it and covet it, so I printed the pattern. Thanks!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarge

I've had a mini charm pack sitting in my quilt room for awhile now, but didn't know what to do with it. Not really my colors for home decor, but this little pouch will be perfect. Once again, you've inspired me! Thanks for sharing.

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

Buried treasure in the sewing room=bliss! Thank you for the link to the pouch. Pure cuteness! :)

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly

Oh Yes! Thank you so much. My mom gave me some material that I would never use.....they are all her colors which makes it REALLY hard.....and told me to "come up with something" - secretly for her! This is just the thing! Phew....you've saved me!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

I have one of those little charm packs....it's Little Apples. Someone gave it to me with a little stitchery pattern! I started the stitchery but got distracted....oy! ;0

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterina

Your pillow is fantastic! And those little pouches will be super-cute!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam P

What is it with those mini packs, they are the cutest things ever! I have a layer cake of Sunkissed that has been singing to me as I walk by it. I think I need to cut into it :) Can’t wait to see the little pouches you make.

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Ok. Do you actually KNOW that your hubby wouldn't want an adorable little patchwork pouch??? He COULD put some shaving stuff in there. Or maybe his coin collection. Or something. You know, get in touch with his feminine side. ;-D

So. Even though you're squeezing him out, I can't sait tosee your little bags!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThmbleanna

adorable. I can't believe you could lose those tiny charm squares... they are so cute! think i'll check out that pattern, thanks for the link, dear! xo amy

September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Thanks for the link - I have of course saved the pattern! I haven't seen tiny charm packs like those - I shall have to have a look online - positively too much work to cut the aquares myself!!

September 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfrayedattheedge

Ok, I really need to get my hands on some of those mini charm packs. How is it that I've never seen them before?!?

September 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShelby

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