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Thread: 1st attempt at continuous prairie points

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    here's a pic of my 1st every continuous prairie points.

    it was difficult to do at all and its so much easier then cutting each one.

    i'm going to put them around the breast cancer quilt (that pink circle swirl i posted last week).



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    Your Prairie Points are wonderfull!! :D
    What an excellent job you have done.
    I am anxious to see them on your quilt.
    :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    I think the time that it takes to cut the material the correct way for continuous prairie points is well worth the investment!! I think they are awesome when done!

    Love the purple! (I bought my first piece of purple fabric a few days ago... ready for the red hat soon!)

    Lori

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    Very nice!

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    Impressive, Klue. I've never done prairie points before. How is it attached to the quilt? (i.e. sandwiched....)

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    Very Pretty!!! Will be looking forward to the picture of this quilt :D :D :D

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    Those are really great. I love the color you chose! Can't wait to see the what you put them on!

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    They are perfect, as everything you do is, and they are going to look great on your quilt!

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    They look great - cool fabric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Impressive, Klue. I've never done prairie points before. How is it attached to the quilt? (i.e. sandwiched....)
    i'm going to sew them onto the front of the quilt between the quilt top and the binding strip.

    then i'll fold the binding over to the back and close the quilt sandwich.

    then i'm going to press the prairie points out to cover the binding and then i'll decide if i want to tack each one down or if it could just stay pressed out.

    the quilt is going to be hung on a wall so i could tack them down if i'm unhappy with the look.

    i just have to be careful this quilt is already sold and paid for - i really can't mess it up

    :shock:



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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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    I tried them and so far no success (DEFINITELY not pic worthy) U DO GOOD WORK!

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    I want to try this method. I have only made them by cutting each one.

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    give it a try - its really not hard.

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    Those are perfect for that quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    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.
    Thank you for the information. It should help all of us understand how to be successful at this technique. Would you put prairie points onto a quilt that will be surviving institutional treatment, do you think?

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