"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."
If you happen to be in the Harrisonburg, VA area, the Virginia Quilting Museum is sponsoring a National Quilting Day Tea, sounds like a great way to spend the day. http://www.vaquiltmuseum.org/eventTea.html
Wish I could be there.
At Quiltville, http://quiltville.com/index.html you will find patterns to use up all those scraps as well as tutorials and other helpful information.
The Fat Quarter Factory, http://www.fatquarterfactory.com/Free_Patterns has free patterns to help you use up as few as 1 charm pack to as many as 12 charm packs in one quilt.
Free Patterns, http://www.freepatterns.com/ if you quilt, sew, crochet, knit or do other types of crafts there are patterns for you here.
Quilter's Paradise, http://www.quiltersparadiseesc.com/Calculators.php is the place to go if you need help calculating how much fabric you need for a particular project.
These are just a few and if you know of others please post a comment and add a link to your favorite websites that offer free patterns and other helpful info.