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    After the new year, i need to make a Music themed quilt..for charity.
    Any ideas or patterns you could suggest?

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    I did one - I found music notes, clefs, sharps, flats fabric at JoAnn's. Also different musical instruments. There is some real nice stuff there. You could also use a tonal in between if you like or maybe some batik. Sometimes in the juvenile fabric you might find something.

    Good luck! Edie

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    Thanks Edie,
    i will check it out,and can use a coupon too!
    ..my son received an instrument while he is in Afgh*anistan..(he is there now.) he asked me to make them,the organization, a quilt to raffle or sell for funds to support this cause..it is just one way i can help..i will continue to look for a pattern..

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    There is a ton of music fabric out there. I bought a lot from keepsake quilting. Every shop I have gone into lately has it, do a search online for music fabric, you should get some good deals right now. They even have fabric with complete choirs in robes, piano keys, etc. Andover fabric site has some really neat free patterns, one is using their music fabric. http://www.andoverfabrics.com/QuiltD...l%20Voices.pdf

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    Google quiltbus. They have fantastic patterns! Free! Also quilt.com. Good luck! Edie

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    Well heck! that is plenty of info to get me started! thanks so much!

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    I can't wait to see what you do. My brother is a music teacher and I would love to make him a music quilt.

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    Elizabeth's Studio makes some very nice music fabric that showcase different musical instruments: drums, brass, or strings. They're on a black background and so will tie in well with black-and-white musical note fabrics. Perhaps if you include some different individual instruments, it would catch the eye of anyone who happens to play those? Just thinking that if it is for a raffle, there might be a little more interest generated.
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    Also check out Fabric.com and do a search for "music" ... you'd be surprised what you get!

    There are some great instrumental fabrics, some terrific vocal music fabric, and general "notes" and "G-clef" fabrics. There is also fabric with sheet music on it, piano keys, etc., etc., etc.

    Good luck with whatever you select!

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    I can't wait to see what you decided on!!! :D

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    I do not have a suggestion for the main pattern, but the border could be piano keys.

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    I ran up to Joanns..and got a couple yards of music fabric..they do have some cute stuff.. in the music themed fabric! thanks..never looked for it before!
    piano keys are a brilliant idea too! lol!
    i went to webshots and looked at quilts with a music theme, and checked out ebay for patterns..i won't start this until after Christmas..but it sure it noce to look!

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    Aren't we just the greatest people in the world. One person writes in about making a music quilt and all of this pops up. I played the French Horn in school. I love that fabric. Whatever anyone wants, someone is there to help! Now why don't we have neighbors like that, or why isn't the whole world a bunch of quilters. We could have peace all over the place. Edie

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    Isn't that the truth!
    in case you know of a sold*ier who playes an instrument,and has an APO/FPO address..here is the organization that sent my son a guitar..
    http://www.operationhappynote.com/

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    Thank you very much. Edie

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Isn't that the truth!
    in case you know of a sold*ier who playes an instrument,and has an APO/FPO address..here is the organization that sent my son a guitar..
    http://www.operationhappynote.com/
    Thanks for the informatin on operation happy note. I am going to pass that along.

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    How about stars for a pattern. You could call it musical stars! Just a thought. :-D

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    thats is an idea! I did a charity quilt called "milky way", that was very pretty..

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    have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERhausfrau
    Aren't we just the greatest people in the world. One person writes in about making a music quilt and all of this pops up. I played the French Horn in school. I love that fabric. Whatever anyone wants, someone is there to help! Now why don't we have neighbors like that, or why isn't the whole world a bunch of quilters. We could have peace all over the place. Edie
    Amen.

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    another nice way to make a music themed quilt without being too cutesy is to make a watercolor quilt...I made one that had a cello and a trumpet on it. You cut up fabric into squares and sort by colors and shades...then put it together like a puzzle to make the design you want...it is easy, fun and it came out gorgeous - wish I had kept it but it was a gift for a retirement....

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    This one was made with music note fabric. The pattern is from the book "Bodacious Quilts" - Real easy!
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    Wow! I love that one!

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    I too have been desperately searching for music themed pattern that would not detract from the wonderful music fabric I have. Something simple, elegant, yet still have a "wow" factor. The music fabric is busy enough so to much in the way a lot of quilting wont work. Keep us all informed if you find something.
    peggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    This one was made with music note fabric. The pattern is from the book "Bodacious Quilts" - Real easy!
    What a great quilt! I like the accent of red you used.

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