Vintage Charm Quilt – Fons & Porter

About this Quilt

Grandmother’s lovingly-made granny-square afghan inspired Carmen Geddes to create a quilt of a similar layout. All of the squares in the quilt finish at 1″ square, sized in the tradition of a postage-stamp quilt. It’s in the layout of the colorful squares that the granny squares take shape. Not only is this a win for traditional quilt lovers and fans of traditional quilt blocks, but this quilt emerges from a riot of color making it a lovely work of art to display in your home.

Make sure to keep your fat quarters handy! This quilt is fat quarter friendly, making cutting even easier. Use fat quarters in assorted light and dark prints to modernize a traditional favorite, if it suits you.

About This Quilt

Finished Size: 48½” x 62½”
Rating: Intermediate
Designed by:
Carmen Geddes
Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning Cutting Mat, and Fons & Porter Basic Cutting Ruler
Throw Quilt Patterns

Learn How to Make This Quilt

This two-piece quilt binding technique creates a trim between your finished quilt top and your quilt binding, for just a touch of something special. Colleen Tauke, Sewing Specialist for Fons & Porter, walks you through creating faux piping in your quilt binding with some great tricks of the trade. With Colleen’s help, faux piping quilt binding is fun! Learn this quick and easy method that can be adapted to any quilt pattern by watching the free quilting video tutorial below. This method not only makes quiltmaking easier, but it increases the efficiency and accuracy in your piecing, which will be helpful when making this fun traditional throw quilt pattern, Vintage Charm! For more free Sew Easy quilting video tutorials, make sure to visit

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