How small can you go....pretty small it seems. We are planning a mini quilt class at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. and I've been playing around with a few options for it. I had recently made a Lil Twister Quilt sample and tried experimenting with different sizes of templates. I ended up cutting a template 1.25 X 1.25 inches to make this little twister heart quilt. Fun to do but very time consuming and tedious with all the little pieces to cut and resew. Certainly not a beginner's class for sure. The whole thing measures 8X8 and I set it in a shadow box to display.