Mini Charm Fun - Mini Wreaths Tutorial

Finished size: 26" x 26"


1 mini charm (MC) pack or (37) 2.5" x 2.5"
Background - 5/8 yard
Batting - 28" x 28" piece minimum
Backing - 28" x 28" piece minimum
Binding - 1/4 yd


Cut (8) strips 2.5" x WOF (width of fabric).
   Subcut (1) strip into (4) 2.5" x 10.5" pieces
   Subcut (1) strip into (9) 2.5" x 4.5"
   Subcut (2) strips each into (4) 2.5" x 4.5" pieces and (1) 2.5" x 22.5" piece (border     
  Subcut (2) strips into (1) 2.5" x 25.5" (border pieces)**

Required pieces from background:
(16) 2.5" x 4.5" - sashing
  (4) 2.5" x 10.5" - sashing
  (2) 2.5" x 22.5" - border**
  (2) 2.5" x 25.5" - border**

Binding - Cut (3) strips 2.25" x WOF

**TIP: For accuracy's sake, wait and measure pieced body of quilt top before subcutting the pieces for borders. Everyone's seam allowance varies a tad and this can affect exact border lengths required.


All piecing done with RST (right sides together).

Step 1:  Select (32) MCs for four patches (A units). Set aside (5) MCs for center squares.

Step 2:  Stitch (16) MCs to each of (2) 2.5" x WOF background strip.

Step 3:  Trim off selvage ends and slice between each MC square. If necessary, trim/square background edges with MC.

Step 4:  Press A units open pressing seam toward MC.

Step 5:  Combine (2) A units to create B unit. Press seam open. Make 16.
Step 6:  Make (4) C Units as follows:
              a.  Combine (1) B unit, (1) 2.5" x 4.5" sashing piece, and (1) B unit. Repeat.
              b.  Combine (1) 2.5" x 4.5" sashing piece, (1) center square MC, and (1) 2.5" x 4.5" 
                   sashing piece.
              c.  Combine B unit/sashing piece to Sashing/center square MC per diagram.
              d.  Press seams as indicated by arrows.

Step 7:  Create quilt top as follows:
              a.  Combine (1) C unit, (1) 2.5" x 10.5" sashing piece, and (1) C unit.  Repeat.
              b.  Combine (1) 2.5" x 10.5" sashing piece, (1) center square MC, and 
                   (1) 2.5" x 10.5" sashing piece.
              c.  Combine C unit/sashing pieces to Sashing/center square MC per diagram.
              d.  Press seams as indicated by arrows.

Step 8:  Piece border to left and right sides of quilt. Press seams toward border.

Step 9:  Piece border to top and bottom of quilt. Press seams toward border.

 Sample quilt top featuring 
Snowfall by Mince & Simpson for Moda


Step 1:  Layer and baste quilt using preferred method.

Step 2:  Quilt.

Step 3:  Square up quilt.

Step 4:  Bind. With small quilts I prefer to cut my binding 2.25" wide. After joining my strips to get needed length, I press in half WST (wrong sides together) then attach to the front of the quilt and fold/press around to the back. From the front of the quilt I then stitch along the edge of the binding catching the binding on the back. 

You now have a cute wallhanging or table topper. ENJOY!

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