This weekend, I devised a plan to use them! I am making hour glass blocks with a black background. I am not happy with the black background but I am using the charm pack. I am delighted to get rid of just one of them.
I cut black fabric into 5" squares (42 total squares). I marked the lines to sew: 1/4 inches on either side of a line from corner to corner. I pinned the two pieces together (right sides together) and sewed on the lines that I made.
I cut between the lines that I sewed, from corner to corner.
The result of the cut made two-half squares blocks.
I then put the right sides together, the seams on top of each other. The black triangles on both sides of the seam.
Again, I marked across the seam, 1/4 inches on either side of the line from corner to corner. I pinned the two pieces together (right sides together) and I cut between the lines that I sewed, from corner to corner.
The result were two hour glass blocks.
I trimmed the blocks to 4 inches.
Each charm pack contains 42-5" squares so with the charm pack you will make 84 - 4" squares. That is one way to use those charm packs up.