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    Beautiful! I hope to learn to do those cute prairie points as well ;-)

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    really pretty. I must try prairie points myself

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    Your quilt is gorgeous! Prairie points should be fine, possibly a light pressing after wash. Did you pre wash the fabric?

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    I love your quilt! Colors on white is so ?? sweet? fresh?
    Great job!

    Maybe make a small block with prairie points and try washing that first? :wink:

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    Nicely done ... and a perfect quilt to showcase prairie points!

    As a kid I remember going to our local Fair, and ooing and awing at the quilts, particularly those with the prairie points. My Mom sewed, but didn't quilt, so I was in heaven looking at them.

    Have done a few PPs, though not as a full border yet. It'll come! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie
    I made a quilt once with folded fabric. It was an orgami type pattern. It really looked nice--then I washed it. All the folded parts came unfolded. I ended up throwing it out. I was really disappointed--it was very pretty before washing. Hope you have better luck.
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    Washed and dried and came out fine....except for one of the points that I apparently didn't get the full seam allowance on. One corner popped out but it will be a pretty quick fix, I think.

    Thanks again for all your nice and helpful comments!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishfulthinking
    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie
    I made a quilt once with folded fabric. It was an orgami type pattern. It really looked nice--then I washed it. All the folded parts came unfolded. I ended up throwing it out. I was really disappointed--it was very pretty before washing. Hope you have better luck.
    Sue
    Washed and dried and came out fine....except for one of the points that I apparently didn't get the full seam allowance on. One corner popped out but it will be a pretty quick fix, I think.

    Thanks again for all your nice and helpful comments!
    That's great! I thought they would be fine! The way you fold and then stitched should hold them ok!

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    They become softer but it doesn't deter from the beauty of the points.

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    Your quilt is beautiful.

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    I have made prairie points on baby qults...just not lately.
    They were washed before I gave them away and they came out just fine. Never gave it a thought that they wouldn't.
    The way you fold them...then sew, I can't see how they wouldn't come out looking good.

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    Your quilt is beautiful!

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    What a cute quilt...

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    Very nice!
    ...and thank you for a great "binding" idea for my "Cheddar Cheese" retro 30's quilt. I never would have thought of prairie points.

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    Great quilt and love the prairie points. Glad they washed all right.

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    I made a quilt for my daughter about 15 years ago with prairie points and they are still nice and pointy and have held up really well. It was a very high quality cotton fabric so this may have helped a little. I think your points will be just as perfect after washing your beautiful quilt. Beautiful work

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    beautiful

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    I have a quilt my Aunt made a very long time ago and the prairie points are still beautiful.

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    That quilt is darling. Love it.

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    I have several I've done with prairie points and washed, they all look just fine. If you've used fairly nice cotton, it is soft enough that it should wash well.

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    I love your quilts and the points are awesome. Dont know about the washing effect though.

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    I love 30's fabrics with lots of white, prairie points are a very nice finish. Glad all came out OK in the wash!

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    I have never done prairie points but had to tell you your quilt is beautiful!!! I love it! I will have to give the pp a try!


    Quote Originally Posted by wishfulthinking
    Hi everyone! I just finished a quilt with a prairie point border and I'm wondering what will happen to those nice crisp little points when the quilt is washed. Have any of you had experience with this? I'm afraid they will be wrinkly and not so cute anymore. I'm gonna try and post a picture of the quilt because I'm really happy with the way it looks....crossing my fingers that this will work!

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    Gorgeous quilt, the Prairie Points are perfect for it. I hope they stay nice too.

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    This is the experience I've had with prairie points. They become a little less pointed with wash AND with use, but not so much I found it bothersome. Yours look like they are interlocked, and unfortunately, I have found that way of constructing them to be less stable than when you just overlap them. And the size plays a part in how they hold up. The smaller they are, the more stable they are. Your quilt is lovely!! Hope the points DON'T give you problems!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishfulthinking
    Hi everyone! I just finished a quilt with a prairie point border and I'm wondering what will happen to those nice crisp little points when the quilt is washed. Have any of you had experience with this? I'm afraid they will be wrinkly and not so cute anymore. I'm gonna try and post a picture of the quilt because I'm really happy with the way it looks....crossing my fingers that this will work!
    I've done several things with prairie points and haven't had any problem with them wrinkling. I think it will depend on the fabric quality. Your quilt is gorgeous! Looks so springtime!

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