By Myrlene Currie
” Backing 17×39 inches (I used black so it wasn’t noticeable)
” Quilt batting 17×39 inches
” Many strips of different fabric
” Extra backing to secure cover to bench
” Narrow elastic
” Fabric for binding (2-inch width)
I made a music quilt for my granddaughter and had fabric left over… that can be a bad thing or a good thing. Since she enjoys playing the piano, I thought a piano bench cover would be an ideal gift for her. The size would be different for everyone but her piano bench is 15×37 inches.
I chose the quilt-as-you-go method
This quick little project adds some cosiness to your piano bench
because it is simple and I wanted it to be firm. Lay the backing wrong side up, and cover with the quilt batting. Cut a 6-1/2×6-1/2- inch square and place it on the angle in the centre of the project. Cut strips 1-1/2 inches, 2 inches and 2-1/2 inches in width. Add the strips, working both ways to create a pattern. Add the piece in the four corners at each end. I added the dusty blue to bring up a living room colour and make it fit into the room better.
Trim the piece to the proper size and using the extra backing, cut strips the length of the sides and ends and 4 inches in width. Put narrow elastic in the end pieces but let the side piece just fold down (elastic could be put in them too). Cut the binding 2 inches wide, fold it in half and sew it on the top edges, fold over and sew again along the binding edge on the front.
Myrlene Currie writes from Carman, Manitoba