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Thread: Thinking of making someone a quilt who is a movie lover??

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    Question Thinking of making someone a quilt who is a movie lover??

    Any suggestions, have a wedding coming up and the couple love movies, especially the bride. Not sure how I would do this to make it look like the movies, have thought about film strips (the edges) have fabric for this, but the actual blocks, not so sure. I have to think about this one. Would be happy with lap size or bigger for the couch. Thanks for any ideas here.

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    What about putting the names of movies on squares, candy bars and popcorn boxes appliqued, ticket stubs, etc.

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    Oh Sandy! That is a terrific idea. I can almost smell the popcorn. The ticket stubs could have the movie names too.
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    That would be nice and I am sure they would love it. Now, if I get it done, I will love it. I have seen popcorn fabric, don't remember where or when.

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    There are panels available with movie stars (Gone with the Wind, Marilyn Monroe, etc). I purchased some music themed fabric from the site, but I am not at home, so can't find it...maybe someone else could help? There were all sorts of movie prints available...my dd used to work at a movie theatre and they have the family room set up as a screening room. I plan to make some machine embroidered throw pillows to go with a quilt for the room.

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    I had seen some fabric that had the theme Phantom of the Opera, too.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    There is a quilt in the quilt store I visit and it is made out of fabric for movies. I do not know the pattern but the fabric has popcorn etc. I will send you a PM about the name of the quilt store if you want to contact her via the web.

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    Looked up Fat Quarterly magazine (online) and found....

    http://www.fatquarterly.com/issues/issue-5

    there is a film-strip type quilt in this issue
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    Maybe for the backing you could use Wizard of Oz fabric, or Gone With the Wind, or Marilyn, or Elvis, or a combination depending on what you can find. Love the idea of the film strips with squares showing popcorn, cndy boxes etc. Hope to see a picture of the finished product.

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    You might use photographs of the couple themselves, print them on fabric and make it look like a film strip of the loving bride and groom.
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