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    Is this possible?

    I am wondering if there is anyway to make this quiltName:  Pinwheel baby quilt.jpg
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    yes this is definitely possible - I have never done it myself but if you google "prairie point edging for quilt" you will get lots of tutorials on how to do it, it looks pretty straightforward - will be a very pretty quilt when done

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    Ok, now that I've looked around some more I have a few new questions. How do you assemble the sandwhich? Do you quilt before or after adding the PPs? How is the backing sewn on? Would birthing the quilt work? It is only a baby quilt.

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    Yes definately. There is a book about borders but also just sew at desired size. Then same as you put points in other section. .
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    I did my quilting first, then put praire points laying flat on the front and sewed all the way around with a small strip on top ready to stitch down. This last stitching down pulls the points out straight. PM .
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    You sandwich the quilt like any other Sew the prairie points to the edge of the top. Use lots of pins and then sew around the edge. Make sure all are sewed, turn under the back and sew around there. I did it by hand, using a doubled thread and tiny stitches.
    Someone else may have a better idea. Kaye Wood has directions on her web site.
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    If you prefer the "birthing" method, I would do this:
    layer the quilt in this order:
    backing (face up)
    batting

    prairie points (joined) and facing into the center of the quilt
    quilt top (face down)
    Pin like crazy all around and sew like you normally do, making sure that the points don't slip out of the seam.
    Leave an opening to turn. Then stitch that opening closed. Top stitch all around the edges below the prairie points to keep them laying flat.

    Try a small square first to get the hang of the method. Maybe this could be a matching pillow for the quilt.

    This is the same method you would use for making a pillow cover with a ruffle (minus the batting).
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    I just re-read the post I made last night, and realized that I was picturing the layers wrong! The way I described would put the batting on the OUTSIDE of the quilt once it was birthed! Here's the proper way to layer:
    batting
    quilt back, face up
    prairie points, with points facing toward the center of the quilt
    quilt top, face down.
    Then pin and sew as I described.
    Sorry if this caused any confusion or problems
    Sue

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    You do the three layers just as you would for birthing a quilt but put the prairie points inside the layers so when you turn it out they will be on the outside. I would sew the points together first so you don't have to struggle with every triangle. Clear as mud right? I hope you understand what I mean.
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    I made a baby quilt with prairie points and it was easier than trying to get a binding to look right! I sandwiched all three layers like any other quilt and FMQ, keeping away from the edges at least an 1 1/2 inch. Then I added the prairie points to the edge (top side), adjusting so they come out ok on the corners and all points to the center of the quilt.....keeping the backing pinned out of the way....then stitch 1/4" from quilt edge....flip all points to the outside and press....then turn the backing under and sew, either by machine or by hand....hope this helps.

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    I think if I was going to do it the birthing method, I would baste stitch the PPs to the top prior to sandwiching it to the backing. The points would be towards the center, base along the edge of the top.
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    I did it! Not going to attempt that for a while. Too much work...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    Yes definately. There is a book about borders but also just sew at desired size. Then same as you put points in other section. .
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    I did my quilting first, then put praire points laying flat on the front and sewed all the way around with a small strip on top ready to stitch down. This last stitching down pulls the points out straight. PM .
    This is a quilt I made 2 years ago.
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