Hello! Today, we’re moving to the final section of the #QuiltingTheory series, a tutorial for a fun project, ideal for beginners or experienced quilters alike – the Mini Charm Medallion.
My career – Before Children – was market research. So as you can maybe imagine, I like to do lots of reading and understand the details!!! #QuiltingTheory is all the information that I wish I could have found when I first started quilting, in one place.
The Mini Charm Medallion tutorial doesn’t need much fabric, making it an ideal starter project. It also gives the opportunity to try quilting skills such as a 1/4″ seam allowance, marking fabric for cutting/sewing and different piecing techniques that were detailed in the Technique section of the Understanding Quilting Lingo.
Alternatively, if you’ve been quilting a while, it’s a great way of using up some of the scraps that you might have accumulated!
Here are two samples that I’ve made – it can look so different depending on which fabrics you choose, especially for the background!
- 1 (one) candy charm pack or 41 (forty one) 2.5″ squares
- 1 (one) Fat Quarter of background fabric
To make it into a cushion or min quilt you will also need;
- 1 (one) Fat Quarter of backing fabric
- 2 (two) 2.5″ x Width of Fabric for binding (equivalent of 75″)
Alternatively, if you already have a stash of fabrics to hand, you can use that for the mini medallion, making it a perfect stash buster!!!
I’ve been plotting and planning with a candy charm pack of Zen Chic Moda and linen for the background.
Aren’t they gorgeously bright and colourful?! I’m also thinking there might be lots of quilting opportunity in the background!
During the tutorial, we will cover how to sew Half Square Triangles (HSTs), tiny squares and practise a scant 1/4″ seam allowance, before looking at how to finish it up.
Each of the steps are detailed over a few posts so that it can be done at your own pace;
I hope you’ll be joining in with me – if you do, then please use the tag #minicharmmedallion.
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And if there’s anything, in particular, you would like me to cover then please do let me know!
See you soon,
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