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    ok-so i made this baby quilt with prairie points. i am quite pleased with the quilt. however, when i washed it- & I wasn't surprised that this happened- some of the prairie points wrinkled up. of course, they ironed back down quite easily. but, this is a baby quilt- i don't want the new mother to have to iron it every time she washes it- is there any solution to this, or have any of you encountered this?? any help will be very much appreciated!!

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    Very cute!!!

    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    They're supposed to. When the baby is laid ON the blanket rather than IN it, they'll be (pardon the pun) points of interest for him or her to reach for, grab hold of, and explore. Just like the knots and strings on a tied baby quilt.

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    Your quilt is adorable :D:D:D
    You might have to tack the points down to keep this from happening. They would still be dimensional, if you don't sew them all the way around.

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    Welcom to the QB. I'm not sure there is anything you can do about it. Sure is a pretty quilt.

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    Pretty! I made the same pattern a few weeks ago. Mine didn't do that, but it could be the fabric. You could always hand sew the points down.

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    oh wow - this is stunning!! I wouldn't worry about the prairie points wrinkling - they will give little fingers something to play with or reach for - I love it :D

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    Adorable!

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    Very pretty quilt , I wouldn't worry about the points.

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    thanks to you all for your replies & comments!! i thought about tacking them down- but, since it is finished, that would put knots on the back of the quilt. guess i will just leave it as is- since some of you tell me it will be ok!! thanks again!!

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    What a cute quilt. The baby will love those points to play with. If they are wrinkled that baby won't care.

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    If you really want to tack them down, just fold back and catch the underside to the background, no need to go all through to the backing. And hey, as long as it looks pretty when you give it, that is what counts. No new mother would think about ironing them down.LOL

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    well you could iron them nicely and then tack down the Point.

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    I made this one too for my grandson born in Aug. 2010! It's been washed and washed and the points don't stay down, but it's OK. He wakes up in morning and we know he's been chewing on the quilt. That's OK too. I machine pieced the top (first time for triangles) and hand quilted the pinwheels. My husband designed the center. Not my first, but it was one of the hardest. The idea was from the Moda Bakeshop.
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    I just leave it. I made two baby quilts with prairy points along the outside. I realy like your baby quilt and how you put the prairy points on the inner border. Very pretty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Your quilt is adorable :D:D:D
    You might have to tack the points down to keep this from happening. They would still be dimensional, if you don't sew them all the way around.
    I agree with Amma, tacking will help and not loose the effect you want.

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    my "recipe" came from Moda's bakeshop,too!! i really like that inner piece you added- very creative!!

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    What a beautiful baby quilt! Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion
    Very pretty quilt , I wouldn't worry about the points.
    totally agree!

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    maybe use a poly/cotton blend for the prairie points?

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    Very Cute! I would not tack the points down either. Little fingers will love to grab them and play, even chew on them.

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    This is common with the prairie points. I believe this is why you seldom see prairie points on quilts anymore. Cute quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    They're supposed to. When the baby is laid ON the blanket rather than IN it, they'll be (pardon the pun) points of interest for him or her to reach for, grab hold of, and explore. Just like the knots and strings on a tied baby quilt.
    Just feel the need to share a word of caution: Our guild donates quilts for charity and we were told NOT to hand tie baby quilts because the knots can loosen up and swallowing the threads can be a choking hazard. I doubt that chewing on the fabric of the prairie points would be dangerous.

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    Really a cute baby quilt. I would not worry about the prairie points

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    What a fun quilt! I'd leave the prarie points alone and not worry about them. The baby will love playing wuth them.

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