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Thread: Please Help Me with Design Decision

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    Definitely in. And could you tell me how you figure out how tall to make the continuous line prarie points and how long for the size quilt you have. I know how to generally do them, but need to know the math for the other part. Thanks Di.

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    i'm not sure what the formula would be but i imagine its the same formula as a 1/4 square triangle because thats basically what you end up with.

    you take a square and fold it into a 1/4 square triangle.

    you can make continuous prairie points at any size the basic rules are as follows.

    cut the width of the strip to the size on 1 quilt side plus 0.5 for good measure.

    the the length of the strip is 2 times the size of your square - if you're folding a 4 inch square you want 8 inches if its a 5 inch square you want 10 inches - etc.

    then you cut the squares on one side of the strip. then for the other side you make the first cut at half the square amount and then all remaining cuts are at the full cut.

    so if you have 4 inch cuts the first cut on the other side would be at 2 and the remaining cuts would be at 4.

    if you are doing 5 inch cuts the first cut would be at 2.5 and all remaining cuts would be at 5 inches.


    i like the 4 inch square if you're going to be pointing them in.

    after having done this i would do 5 inch squares if i plan on pointing them out because a good chunk is lost in the binding then to flip them out and over the binding it might be best to just do 5 inches to point them out.

    if i were going to be doing them within a quilt pointing in (instead of on the edge) i plan on doing those cuts at 3 inches to make a nice little internal border type element - these are the ones that i plan to do piping on - to really draw the eye to the center.

    i really like that they are 3 dimensional and add a movable element to a quilt.

    i'm going to be playing with prairie points for a long time



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    I very much like them in.

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    I too thought I'd like them out but with them it, it draws your eye back into the center of the quilt.

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    This is really special! I love your work. You have such great ideas!

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    Love your colors. I like them is. It gives a cleaner finish to the overall look.

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    I think pointing in and a pink bead could hold the point to the fabric. The wallhanging is beautiful, great job.

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    Hi, I prefer them pointing in...giving the quilt a nice clean outer edge with the points adding interest on the inside edge and as someone said, pointing toward the center of the quilt.

    great job! Love the quilt...

    Hey, lately I have seen many quilts that I love. This group is so talented!

    thanks for sharing.

    warm quilt hugs, sue

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    I vote for pointing IN

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    I vote for IN. Absolutely beautiful work.

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    I love your quilt and I like them in. What's the name of the pattern or is it one you created. If so, WOW.

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    its based on a pattern i saw at the LQS i didn't catch the name.

    i didn't buy the pattern because it was for a 50 inch quilt and i needed something small.

    so i just made up something in the computer based on that pattern just on a much smaller scale.

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    I like them better in.

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    Oh Klue...I've missed several threads over the last week as I've been really busy! This quilt is really turning out great and I LOVE the points facing in!! Whoda' thunk it??? Sometimes the darndest things just turn out looking better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lass
    Definitely in. And could you tell me how you figure out how tall to make the continuous line prarie points and how long for the size quilt you have. I know how to generally do them, but need to know the math for the other part. Thanks Di.
    http://www.kayewood.com/blog/freebies/tips-tricks/

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    I like them inward. The waviness inside the circle really gives it "feeling," for me, it's beautiful.

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    thanks klue. will give it a try. Di

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    I think in looks really good .....nice job

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    I like 'em pointed in. Great Quilt!

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    My opinion is that the points look better in, as if it is the frame for a picture. May

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