Charmed by the Mini

Have you seen the mini charm packs by Moda?! Cuter than buttons, I tell you. I recently acquired one in Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille and knew it would be perfect for the baby doll quilt I have been hankering to make for Olive.

Materials Needed:

  • Mini charm pack (Forty-two 2.5″ squares) 
  • One fat quarter neutral fabric 
  • One fat quarter border fabric  
  •  3/4 yard back fabric 
  •  32 x 32″ batting scrap
  • One fat quarter binding fabric


From the neutral fabric, cut eighteen 2.5 x 4.5″ blocks.

From the border fabric, cut four strips 3 x 22″.

From the binding fabric, cut five strips 2.5 x 22″. 


You will need 36 out of 42 of the mini charm pack squares. Arrange them in pairs and alternate with a neutral 2.5 x 4.5″ block as indicated below.

Once the blocks are all arranged to your liking, sew the blocks of the top row together using 1/4″ seam allowance. (Assume 1/4″ seam allowance unless otherwise stated.)

Press open the seams with a heated iron.

Repeat to sew the blocks of each row together. 

Next, you’ll sew all of those pretty rows together–lining up the seams and pinning in place beforehand. 

To add a border, you will need the four strips 3 x 22″ cut from the border fabric. Sew a strip to the longer sides of the quilt-top first. Trim the excess to line up with the quilt sides.

Add strips to the adjacent sides. I’ve got a crush on that pink and white houndstooth print.

After that, you will need the batting and back fabric. After starching and ironing the quilt-top and back fabric, baste all layers together using a sticky basting spray. Insert safety pins throughout to prevent the layers from shifting during quilting.

Quilt as desired. I installed my darning foot, lowered the feed dogs, and moved the quilt around to make nice squiggly lines. See my freemotion tutorial for a more comprehensive look at this step.

After quilting is completed, Trim the batting and back fabric to line up with the edge of the quilt-top. 

To add the binding, you will need the five strips 2.5 x 22″ cut from the binding fabric. Next, check out my skinny binding tutorial for complete steps on adding the binding.

I love the look of a hand-stitched binding! Cute little puckers.

Olive squealed when I showed her Dolly’s blanket.


She makes such a cute little mama. 

That is one happy Dolly.


  1. Clare

    August 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Cami & I were just talking about her precious Aurora's blanket that I made when I first was trying my hand at quilting. Maybe I'll have to make another one now. 🙂

  2. ~Damita's Pretty Wrap~

    August 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    So cute, I bet she loves it!! 🙂 xx HOlly

  3. Anonymous

    August 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm



  4. LuLu

    August 13, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Vanessa, that is so darling! I love doll quilts…so fast and rewarding 🙂

  5. eileensideways

    January 26, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    sweet. now i know what to make with my mini charm pack

  6. Samantha

    March 14, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration! My daughter is using her first charm pack to make a baby quilt like this 🙂 She is a budding quilter at 5!

  7. Jeannette

    November 30, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Must try it as a first attempt at quilting

  8. Joan

    October 27, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    Is there a place for the baby doll pattern ? It would be important for the baby doll quilt……
    Thank you !!!

  9. Joan

    October 27, 2023 at 5:48 pm

    Where can I get this doll pattern ?

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