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PostSubject: Finishing Ideas for your Quilt   Thu May 27, 2010 5:34 pm

I just came across this, has some different ideas for finishing quilts, braided edges etc. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Finishing Ideas for your Quilt   Thu May 27, 2010 6:00 pm

nice ideas....

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PostSubject: Re: Finishing Ideas for your Quilt   Thu May 27, 2010 8:36 pm

Neat....I just got my online edition of Down Under Quilting today....will take some time tomorow to look it over!
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PostSubject: Re: Finishing Ideas for your Quilt   Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:14 am

Good ideas! The yo yo edging looked fun, but what work...I think it would be more so than prairie points but cute...need to think on a small project that I could do with them...hummmm
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PostSubject: Re: Finishing Ideas for your Quilt   Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:21 am

I use prairie points alot they really make a quilt I think and not just for kids quilts like some people think...
I love the yoyo finish I have seen it one step further where the yoyos are tiered like this all the way along
o o o
oo oo oo
ooooooooo

it almost looks lacy...
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PostSubject: Re: Finishing Ideas for your Quilt   Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:09 am

is it just me, or do people only love or hate yo-yo's, no in-between?

I've seen some wonderful stuff done with scalloped edges and yo-yos. And as I told Schnookie recently, I'm not a fan of prairie points unless there's a ridiculously large amount of them and they're teeny-tiny. (No, I haven't gone there)

I've done the "no-binding binding" and I love it, though it's not for every project. Remember the Bullseye quilt (the one allowed me to find this group)? Since it's done with raw edges, I did the same on the binding - just sewed two rows of stitching (with the machine) at 1/4" from and 'real close' to the edge. Since I use Warm N Natural, the flannel back, the cotton batting and the cotton top all got just barely fuzzy and very, very soft.

I am totally and completely challenged by the envelope finish and the one where you bring the backing around to the front. I try but it never ever works out, and I end up adding an applied binding every time.
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PostSubject: Re: Finishing Ideas for your Quilt   Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:52 pm

I tried the back to the front and it looked like crap, no other word in the whole world to explain it better - I never did it again. Golo does a lot of the envelope type when she does fleece backings, I have only done it on a dolls quilt and once I had it all turned the right way out I ironed it then stitched around the edge 1/8" to close the opening and secure it, then I went and stitched about another 1/4" in and it did give it a binding effect but I havent done it again. Havent touched prarie points either, they look real pretty on some quilts but the amount of fabric puts me off - maybe in the future I need to do something with scrap prarie points? Now theres an idea. cut and iron scrap pieces into prarie points and pop them in a box, one day there will be enough for a border for a scrappy quilt!

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PostSubject: Re: Finishing Ideas for your Quilt   Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:03 pm

No two ways about it I think there are thous who love them and thous who hate them....

My prairie points are all made from left over fabric that was in the quilt itself. I must admit they are a lot of work!
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