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Thread: 1st attempt at continuous prairie points

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    They look great Klue - I've got that tute saved but not got round to it yet! Is that two strips overlaid? I love that double effect!

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    its just one strip of fabric.

    its an ombre fabric - so it goes from kinda pinkish purple to a medium purple with a darker purple swirl.

    i was going to just use the fabric for the binding but when i saw the tute i thought it would look so great as prairie points instead.

    i've only done prairie points one other time on a baby quilt and i did each one individually.

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    Very nice. I will have to try this. Yours look beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    its just one strip of fabric.

    i've only done prairie points one other time on a baby quilt and i did each one individually.
    Me too! And it was fiddly but I liked the effect. But as I said - the double layer effect here is really effective! I love it! :D

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    Great job~ I love the fabirc you picked too....


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    I love the look of prairie points....have never tried them. I'm curious as to where the tute is you all were talking about? I looked in the tutorials but didn't see anything about prairie points.
    Thanks, Wanda

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanda_GA
    I love the look of prairie points....have never tried them. I'm curious as to where the tute is you all were talking about? I looked in the tutorials but didn't see anything about prairie points.
    Thanks, Wanda

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/19905.page

    and i used this other website PDF too because they have a few methods.

    http://extension.usu.edu/files/publi...b__7298330.pdf

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    Well, good for you!
    I have seen the technique demonstrated one time on Simply Quilts, after having done the prairie points one by one - - as you.
    It made a whole lot of sense to me to do them this way, and now you have proven to the whole list how effective and wonderful the technique is!
    Good job!
    Now, I have a question don't I always??? LOL
    how do you go around the corner with the prairie points, since you can't slide them back and forth, and if your fabric isn't long enough, how did you lengthen it?
    Not a clue about the corners, but do you do an angled seam to lengthen the fabric as you would for binding, etc?
    Again! Good job, klue

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    each side of the quilt has a separate continuous strip of prairie points so i don't need to turn any corners.

    this quilt happens to be 34 inches so i cut the fabric lengthwise so i could maximize the ombre design of the fabric.

    i cut the strip the length of the quilt plus 0.5 for could measure.

    so each strip was 34.5 and fits with ease on the quilt just like a border would.

    if you're working on a quilt that is over 40 inches you would sew strips together to achieve the length of your quilt and then you would make the alternating cuts into the fabric for the folds.

    you might end up with a seam in a point but you can always sew the strip on so that the seam is to the back instead of the front.

    its really just like putting on a border fabric - it was really easy, you should give it a try.


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