Thursday, January 16, 2020

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Playing the Scales Quilt!!!

Well it's Thursday, and I have a fun Throwback for you today!!!!   My two youngest started piano lessons this week and they are so excited!!!  So for today's throwback, we are going back 7 years for my Playing the Scales quilt tutorial ;)   It just fits and there is even a printable version of it!!!!

Playing the Scales is such a fun quilt to make!!  It is super easy and goes together really quick.   It finishes at 62" x 66" and makes a great lap size quilt.   It focuses on dividing your fabrics into Low Volume and High Volume (yes, I made that up, but you get the idea :) and showing off a fun "scale" with the contrast between the two.  

Playing the Scales uses 20 Fat Quarters.   And we all have lots of those right ;)    I know I have a stack of low volume fat quarters leftover from bundles and they will work great for this quilt :)    But this quilt also works great with Jelly Roll Strips, and there is a notation for that at the end of the tutorial ;)

And speaking of notations, I have also added a notation at the end of the tutorial for making this same design into a Queen Size quilt.  I had a few folks ask, so I sat down and figured out the math ;)  So if you want to make Playing the Scales in a queen size, that is an option as well.   (It is totally on my list to make ;)  

And that is my Playing the Scales quilt.  I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!    To make your own Playing the Scales,  just click on any of the quilt name links for the free step by step tutorial.    And when you are done, I would love to see your quilt!!  You can email me a picture at, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  or or add it to my flickr group here ;)  I can't wait to see your Playing the Scales Quilts!!!!

Thanks for popping in today and each day.   I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!  
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  1. I love this one! Thanks for the info.

  2. What a great tutorial....this is definitely a quilt I will make. Thank you so much for sharing. Blessings....

  3. I'm glad your kiddies are enjoying piano lessons and thank you for a fun quilt design.


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