Playing the Scales


WELCOME, who’s excited to start another new pattern today?! Pattern is called Playing the Scales, excited to see the final result?! It’s great when the image in your head comes out exactly as you expected, just follow the tutorial, give your best and good luck! You can!

Who doesn’t like playing with some fabrics. The are very beautiful and a pleasure to work with, as it brings allegory/fun and tbm is a great distraction!!


This is a design with edges of piano keys on bedspreads and the thin straps give such a striking appearance. Piano keys on a scale with high volume / low volume prints alternating to make the scales appear and that is exactly what this pattern represents!!

This quilt can be made quickly, as it is made entirely of chain stitching, which saves a lot of time. The quilt is all straight stitched and none of them match, so you don’t even need pins. Super friendly for beginners and experts and a great way to make an impressive finish in a minimum amount of time! Let’s start, ready?!

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  • To start, you will need 20 quarts of fat;
  • Divide the quarters of fat into stacks of 10 low and 10 high volumes (it’s probably not a real term, but it’s the opposite and it can work!).

  • From your 10 high-volume prints, cut (124) 2 1/2 “x 8 1/2” strips.
  • Cut 13 from each print;
  • Then there are 6 left in the trash, put 93 in a pile and the remaining 31 in another.

  • In your low printing volume, cut (105) strips of 2 1/2 “x 8 1/2”;
  • Cut 11 from each print and leave 5, Place 93 in a pile and the remaining 12 in another;
  • From the remaining pieces of Fat Quarters, cut (12) 2 1/2 “x 2 1/2” squares, (12) 2 1/2 “x 4 1/2″ rectangles, (12) 2 1/2 ” x 6 1/2 “rectangles and (7) 2 1/2” x 10 1/2 “strips;
  • Make sure to cut all your remaining quarters of fat for a lot of variety and put them in piles with your 8 1/2 “strips (12) and set them aside for now.

  • Gather your 93 and 8 cm high and low volume strips;
  • Place a high volume tape on a low volume with the right sides together and sew a 1/4 inch seam along the edge.

  • Continue sewing the chain to make a total of 93 sets (The chain stitch does not cut the threads between each set sewn, continue feeding them through the machine);
  • Make sure to mix your prints randomly as you go, do not sew all the low volume prints saved in the same high print volume;
  • After sewing all 93 sets, secure the threads and press all the sets towards the high print volume.

  • Divide your strip sets into 3 stacks of 31 sets;
  • Take this extra stack of 31 high volume rectangles 2 1/2 “x 8 1/2”.

  • Now you will be sewing your sets – Take the first 2 sets of 31 and place them with the right sides together, combining a high and low volume end;
  • Sew a 1/4 “seam, along the edge;
  • Make a chain stitch in sets of 31;
  • Now, take the third set of 31 and the stack of 31 high-volume strips and place them with the right sides together, combining high volume and low volume;
  • Sew a 1/4 “seam along the edge;
  • Chain all 31 sets, cut the threads and press all the strips towards the high print volume.

  • And now, you guessed it, take the 2 sets of strips you just created;
  • Place them with the right sides together, combining with a high and low volume end;
  • Sew a 1/4 inch seam along the edge;
  • Sew all strips of chain to make a total of 31 sets;
  • Press the seams toward high volume printing.

  • Randomly divide your strips into 3 piles, One of 7 and 2 of 12;
  • Take the low-volume pieces you separated earlier; Make a chain stitch of all these additions using a 1/4 “seam;
  • In the stack of 7, add a 10 1/2 “low volume strip to the end of each strip;
  • For the first stack of 12, add a 2 1/2 “x 2 1/2” square to the beginning of each strip, then add a 2 1/2 “x 8 1/2” rectangle to the end of each track;
  • Finally, for the second stack of 12, add a 4 1/2 “rectangle to the beginning of each strip, then add a 6 1/2” rectangle to the end of each strip;
  • Press all seams towards the high print volume.

  • Place 10 strips as shown below;
  • Take care to mix your impressions until it is pleasing to the eye.

  • Using a 1/4 “seam, sew the 10 strips in one section; the easiest way to do this is to sew the strips in groups of 2;
  • Finish aligning the strips along the way and there will be no problems (hint: the fabrics in the “Art Gallery” have a great weave, so there is no problem);
  • But if you’re worried about stretching or not aligning, go ahead and use some pins to hold the straps in place and press the seams.

  • Replace the sets of 2 strips again to ensure that you do not mix the orientation (easy to do);
  • Then sew the first 2 sets of strips together, press, and then add the third set of strips, and so on until the section is complete.

  • Your section should look like this – Repeat to make a total of 3 strip sets in the same layout.

  • And now you have 3 large sets of strips and a small solitary strip;
  • Arrange as shown below, creating the top of the quilt; Using a 1/4 “seam, sew the single strip into the large strip set and the two strips together. Press;
  • Finally, using a 1/4 “seam, sew the top and bottom and press.

And your top quilt is almost done. Don’t you just love the scale effect! He’s so funny, perfect and who doesn’t like that “swing” going from side to side!

  • And now, all that’s left is to finish the quilt – So. . . Water, glue and tie;
  • If you are new to quilting and need some tips on how to finish your quilt, you can see some video tutorials detailing the basting, quilting and binding;
  • You will need 1/2 yard for binding and 4 yards for support.

FINALLY, YOU’VE FINISHED!!

Now sit back and enjoy yourself with your 62 “x 66” bedspread.

Note – This bedspread would also work with Jelly Rolls. If you are interested in making this quilt using strips of gelatin, you will need 25 strips of high volume gelatin and 28 strips of low volume gelatin. This calculation assumes that you can get (5) 8 1/2 “rectangles from each strip, which means 42 1/2”, so cut close to the selvages 🙂

Addition – To make it a large queen (96 “x 92”), you will need to add extra rectangles (2) of high volume 2 1/2 “x 8 1/2” and one (2) low volume 2 1 / 2 “x 8 1/2” rectangles on each line you create. Just add them to the middle; You will also want to make 15 additional rows for your bedspread, or an extra and a half section.
– Therefore, at your high volume, you will need to cut a total of (276) 2 1/2 “x 8 1/2” rectangles. For low-volume fabrics, you will need to cut a total of (230) 2 1/2 “x 8 1/2”, (18) 2 1/2 “x 2 1/2” squares, (18) 2 1 / Rectangles 2 “x 4 1/2”, (18) 2 1/2 “x 6 1/2” rectangles and (10) 2 1/2 “x 10 1/2” strips.

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See too: Morning Star Block


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