Scale

 

quilt backing

There are three different scaled fabric on the back of this quilt.  A large scale print covers most of the back.  A red medium scale print is in the corner next to a light yellow small scale print.

 

Fabric scale refers to the size of the design on the fabric. Solid colored fabric has no scale because there is no design on it. Calico fabric usually has a small scale pattern. Most decorator prints are larger in scale.

Quilters usually consider the scale of the fabric pattern when choosing material for a quilt. Small fabric scale prints work best in small pieces. Larger pieces will show off your large scale prints.

A video discussing scale can be found at:

Fabric Scale

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