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Thread: Pic of my keyboard border made this evening.

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    Member bronnyb's Avatar
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    I played with my graph paper this morning and worked out the measurements to make a keyboard. I wouldn't like to stitch anything narrower than 1/4" strip though.
    The black keys were cut 1 1/2" wide x 4" long
    The thicker ivory keys between the black were cut at 1 1/4" wide x 4" long
    The thinner ivory strips were cut at 3/4" x 4" long
    The whiter edge strips were cut 1 3/4" wide x 3" long

    This is all including a 1/4" seam allowance.

    I cut a small piece of ice-cream lid and used double sided tape on my machine to ensure a constant 1/4" seam - it worked!!! surprise surprise!!
    I pressed the ivory seams towards the black. I pressed the ivory pair seams open. I was able to match the seams when I stitched the black/ivory strip to the ivory/ivory strip.
    I'm so pleased - it worked the way I could see it in my head!!!

    I had to share!

    black and ivory pieces ready to stitch
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    stitched and pressed - now to match the seams
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    keyboard - ready to play!
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    Looks good, be sure to show us the finished product

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    Looks good!

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    you are so clever. is this going on a musical theme quilt?

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    This is very neat! Can't wait to see the finished project.

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    This is to go under a printed music panel - I'm making a small wallhanging for my father's 80th birthday. He's a retired music teacher/band master/herald. I'll take a pic as I put it together...
    I don't think it's too shabby....as I'm still a beginner!!! lol

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    Looks beautiful

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    You did a wonderful job with it. He will be impressed.

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    You did it! Good job.

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    You are so clever!! It almost looks playable!! Can't wait to see the whole thing finished!!

    Ditter

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