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Thread: Please Help Me with Design Decision

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    as some of you many know, this is a breast cancer quilt for a customer to give to her mother, who has made it 10 years cancer free.

    i've made the continuous prairie points and i had every intention of press them to the outside when the quilt was done.

    now that its hanging on the board i kinda like how it looks with them pointing in instead of pointing out.

    the only reason we have to make a firm decision now is one side of the points look better than the other.

    how i sew the good side to the quilt depends on if they will face in or out.


    so which way do you guys like it?

    i tried to get the bottom row mostly pointing out for comparison.


    the binding fabric is going to be the solid purple that i used for the background fabric.

    the quilting is just a swirly pattern done in solid purple to match the background fabric.

    i won't be putting on any other borders because they have a size issue for the place they wish to hang it on the wall. i just can't expand this quilt any further.

    thank you for all comments.

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    I thought I would like them out but I like them in. Like they are pointing to the main focus of the quilt.

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    Wow! That is a beautiful quilt. I like them both ways. I think they lood different facing in and I like different so I think I would do this. I guess my only concern would be...since you mentioned that this is going to be a hanging quilt either way you do it One side is going to hang down or can you make them stay where you want them.

    KYia

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    I like them pointing in! Looks cool that way! Can you make a little bit wider binding than normal, it would give the effect of a narrow border.

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    I'm liking them pointing in.

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    They look cool pointed in! Great job!

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    Wow, this is a toughie. I agree, I like them both ways, but I think I like them best in. That way the points accentuate the quilt center, and you can use the binding to accentuate both. It's a beautiful quilt!

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    i could tack them down with invisible thread (by hand) so they don't hang down across the bottom.

    i do have enough fabric to make a larger type binding.

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    How beautiful! I like them pointing in! Makes a statement, Look at ME! :lol:

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    Klue

    When you said which way in or out I thought to myself - out of course LOL.

    So here I am eating my words so to speak - I really do prefer them pointing inwards, I think it gives the quilt a little bit of originality.

    Go on Klue - sew them inwards - you know you want to :wink:

    Tisha

    BTW Love the quilt - is this going to be a surprise for your customers Mother?

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