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3 Charms Optional Border

Click HERE to download the full pattern and visit the gallery!

Adding the border will increase the size of your quilt to 72×72″

Fabric and Cutting

1⅛ yd B
½ yd C1
Cut 4- 6½” x WOF strips B
    Cross-cut into 8 – 6½ x 18½” strips
Cut 4* – 3½” x WOF strips B
Cut 4* – 3½” x WOF strips C1

Stop! Read the first step below before cutting your fabric!

  • Sew B/C strips into 4 – 6½” x WOF strip sets, then cross-Cut into 40 – 3½ x 6½” striplets. *You may be able to get 4 or 5 striplets from a leftover stripset in your Fairy Princess bag. If you can, you only need to cut 3 WOF strips of B and C1.
  • Sew 2 striplets together to make a 4-patch block. Make 20.
  • Lay out 2 4-patches so that the C1 squares meet at the bottom center. Spread the 4-patches apart and insert (sew) an 18½” B strip between them. Make 8 border rows.
  • Sew 2 border rows together end-to-end. The C1 patches should be touching in the center of the row.
  • Lay out 2 4-patches so that the C1 squares meet at the top center. Spread them apart and insert a long border row.  All C1 patches along the top edge of the border row should be touching (no checkerboards!).
  • Finish by adding the 4 border rows to the quilt top. Remember, no checkerboards!
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3 Charms Clue 9

This is it!

Sew a Gentle Giant mini row to the top and bottom of the Triple Towers block. Make 4.

Lay out two 4-patches from the Fairy Princess bag so that the C1 squares touch at the top in the center. Lay out a Gentle Giant mini row with C3 at the bottom. Spread the 4-patches apart and sew the Gentle Giant mini row between them. Make 8.

Sew the 4-patched mini rows to the Triple Towers blocks. Make 4.

Sew the 4 large blocks together.

Tah-dah!

Now, take a picture and email or text it to me so I can post it for the cool kids to see! You’ll get access to the gallery on the optional border instructions page.

Coming up in 30 minutes –
the instructions for the optional border and the download-able full pattern and line drawing.

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3 Charms Clue 8

You are now past
The Point of No Return…

It’s coming together now!

Lay out two Triple Towers mini-rows so that the C1 squares are touching. Spread the two rows apart and sew a Magic Cube+Favored Companion mini row between them. Make 4. Return these to the Triple Towers bag.

Molly M.

Lay out two 4-patches from the Fairy Princess bag so that the C1 squares touch at the top in the center. Lay out a Gentle Giant mini row with C3 at the bottom. Spread the 4-patches apart and sew the Gentle Giant mini row between them. Make 8. Return these to the Gentle Giant bag.

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3 Charms Clue 7

Take the pieces from the bag indicated, then be sure to put them back when you’ve finished the step(s).

From the Gentle Giant and Professor Bonkers bags…

Sew a Gentle Giant block between 2 B squares. The B square should touch the C2 triangles. Make 16. Put mini-rows into the Gentle Giant bag.

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3 Charms Clue 6

Take the pieces from the bag indicated, then be sure to put them back when you’ve finished the step(s).

From the Gentle Giant bag…

The edge where the wings overlap is the TOP edge: Sew the bottom edge of a C2/B Flying Geese component to the top edge of C3/C2 Flying Geese component. The C2 triangles should be touching. Make 16 Gentle Giant blocks.

Tracy S.

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3 Charms Clue 5

Take the pieces from the bag indicated, then be sure to put them back when you’ve finished the step(s).

From the Gentle Giant bag…

Stitch and flip a B square onto two corners of a C2 rectangle to make a Flying Geese component. Make 16.

Phew! No more Flying Geese!

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3 Charms Clue 4

Take the pieces from the bag indicated, then be sure to put them back when you’ve finished the step(s).

From the Magic Cube and Favored Companion bags…

(Early Bird clue) Sew a C1 square between 2 C3 squares. Make 4. If you are using a directional print, sew the ‘bottom’ of the C3 print to C1. Put mini-rows into the Magic Cube bag.

From the Magic Cube and Triple Towers bags…

Lay out two Triple Towers blocks so that the large triangles are at the top left and top right. Sew a C3 square between the 2 Triple Towers blocks. The bottom of C3 touches the C1 squares. Make 8. Put mini-rows into the Triple Towers bag.

Here’s some time to catch up, have lunch, or generally goof off – Get up, walk around, let some daylight fall on your face.

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3 Charms Clue 3

Take the pieces from the bag indicated, then be sure to put them back when you’ve finished the step(s).

From the Gentle Giant bag…

Stitch and flip a C2 square on to a C3 rectangle to make ½ Flying Geese component. If you are using a directional print for C3, sew the C2 corner to the top of the print. Then, stitch and flip a C2 square on to the opposite corner to complete the Flying Geese component. Make 16.

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3 Charms Clue 2

Take the pieces from the bag indicated, then be sure to put them back when you’ve finished the step(s).

From the Triple Towers bag…

(Early Bird Step) Cut the 7” C2 squares in half diagonally to make 2 triangles each (total 16 triangles).

Lay the large triangle on the “L” shaped piece, lining up the outer edges. Sew on the drawn line. Press open to make a 6½” square Triple Towers block. Trim the excess (behind the large triangle) from the “L” shaped piece. Make 16 Triple Towers blocks.

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3 Charms Clue 1

Welcome!

If you have any questions, call or text me. You can even leave a comment on this post – I’ll see it, and your classmates will, too.

When you finish a clue, put the pieces you sewed back in to the bag you got them from, unless otherwise instructed.

From the Triple Towers bag…

Sew a B square to the C1 end of a striplet to form an “L” shape. This should look like a 4-patch with a corner missing. Draw a long line diagonally across the back of this unit. Make 16.

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