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Thread: Need help on triangle edge(??)-questions

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    I have some antique quilts with a triangle type edge (trim?) going all the way around the quilt. I'd love to try this technique, but I have no idea what it's called, so its hard to find a tutorial on it. Is it called something specific?I've enclosed a scan with the quilts. Looks like there are two different methods used- I have no idea what either one is called


    Thanks for helping with another newbie question :-)
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    It looks like the edge squares are faced with the backing turned over the edge. It does not appear to be prairie points.

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    The first one to me looks like it was incorporated into the design. The squares are double faced.

    The second to me looks like prairie points.

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    I think it was suppose to look like prairie points and they didn't knnow how to fold them, so just sewed triangles right sides together and turned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    I think it was suppose to look like prairie points and they didn't knnow how to fold them, so just sewed triangles right sides together and turned.
    I agree...and to do this you can cut a square and a triangle, then stitch them together..make as many of these as you need to do the length/width...stitch these together by matching the seam between square/triangle on one pair with the outside edge of the square on the adjacent pair...these will then form your long piece to stitch to your straight edge quilt body. Your long piece with square/triangle sets will begin with only a triangle and end with only a square...you'll see how it fits once you put a couple together. To finish the edges, I'd sandiwich it with the backing which is larger than the front, pin it well, then stitch around the perimeter using the raw edges of the squares to determine the seams (of course leaving space to turn it right side out)...trim off the backing only after the stitching is done...and clip seams on the inside corners so it turns nicely.

    and the red plaid looks like prairie points

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    Try and find a tutorial on a wedding ring quilt..with the curved finished edge..looks like the same technique just different shape.

    I am always fascinated by the older quilts and the designs and techniques they used. I have my grandma's templates that she cut out of cardboard and some she cut out of fine sandpaper. I think sometimes with all our advances and fancy stuff we make things way too complicated for ourselves. =)

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    prairie points; there are half a dozen or so different ways prairie points are done, you have a couple great ones.
    should be able to do a prairie point search for plenty of free tute's

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    could/would you attach a picture of the other side of the first quilt edge?

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    Looks like the squares are cut, that some are cut in half that added to the whole squares. The triangles look like they are faced and turned and just sewed into the seam....

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    Are those pictures of the same quilt, or two different ones?

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