Film Strip

Hi there! I’m Cara from CaraQuilts and I’ve got a great pattern for you all today! Film Strip will work with any fabric line, and any solid or contrasting color can be used in place of the black. I think this would be very striking in any of the new Batiks Moda is coming out with soon. And of course, I love it in Prayer Flag!

Leah at Burgundy Buttons is offering a kit!

I’ve done a scrappy look, using all of the colors in the line, but this could also be done in just 3 color groups, the teal, lemon, and coral would give you a warm feel, the grass, aqua, and white would result in a cooler, beachy feel.

1 Jelly Roll and 1 Layer Cake in Prayer Flag
1 Bella Solid Jelly Roll in black, or 2 yards.
1/2 yard Bella Solid Black for binding.


Pick 14 layer cake squares for the film “frames”. Trim each to an 8½” square.
Separate 21 Jelly Roll strips and trim (2) 19” x 2½” from each strip. Or, use all 40 and have (1) 19” x 2½”strip from all but 2 strips which you will cut (2)19” x 2½”strips.
Regardless, a total of (42) 19” x 2½” strips are needed.
Separate 3 Bella Solids black jelly roll strips and trim them to make (12) 8½”x2½” strips.

Take 22 Bella Solid strips and join them into (11) long strips using the flip and stitch method. Place strips right sides together at a 90 degree angle and stitch from one corner to the other.  Open and press well. Trim to a ¼” seam allowance.

These will be referred to as the long black strips. Set aside for now.

Starting with the “frames”(8 ½” squares), sash 8 of them on two opposing sides with the 8½”x2½” strips, and the remaining 6 on just one side. Join these into 3 sets: 2 with 5 frames and 1 with 4.



   Using the jelly roll strips, make 2 strip sets with 21 strips each. If you can, alternate direction when sewing strips together to avoid stretching. Press all in one direction. Trim the sides so the sets are 18 3/4″ wide.


Take the 4 frames section and measure its length. Attach one Bella Solids black strip along each side.

Now it’s time to start putting everything together.  Layout the two strip sets with the 4 frames section.

Press towards the center.

Take 6 of the long black strips and stitch together lengthwise into pairs. These are the wide long black strips and should be 4 1/2″ wide.
Take the 5 frames sections and attach one wide long strip to the top and one to the bottom of the each of the 5 frame sections and press.
Stitch one 5 frame section to the bottom and one to the top of the center section. Press.
Measure the length of the quilt. Cut the remaining wide long black strips to this length. Stitch one to each side of the top. Press towards the strips.

And now for the most loved and hated words in every quilt pattern…Baste, Quilt and Bind!

One 56 1/2″ x 74″ quilt ready for cuddling under while watching your favorite movie!


PS Be sure to check out my blog for a giveaway, and for ideas for the left over fabrics!

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