Create your center medallion - unfinished size 6.5 inches. You could substitute a 6 inch orphan block, create your favorite 6 inch block...or fussy cut a great toile or feature fabric you've been
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For our center medallion, we used thimble shapes and went a bit scrappy, but not too scrappy. Since we used the Lil' Crumbler tool, we cut strips first. If you're working from our fabric kit, you will only cut a short strip, since you're only cutting 2 or 3 thimbles from each small piece of fabric.
Cut (48) 1-inch thimble shapes (unfinished 1.5 inches)
- We used 18 fabrics, repeating each fabric 2 or 3 times
- We used Miss Rosie's Lil' Crumbler template tool
- English paper pieces this size are also available
Sew SIX rows of (8) thimbles each, and combine the rows to form a center medallion. Trim block to 6.5 inches (for finished size of 6 inches). Just add more thimbles if your measurement is shy...the seam allowances need to be scant 1/4 inch and they do get bulky. I press seams open, and really liked using the wood seam roller for this project.