Prairie Points

Prairie points are a perfect pairing with our scrappy Floral Hearts quilt.

Prairie Points are dimensional folded-fabric triangles that can be used to embellish the edges of a quilt.

Nested Prairie Points can be adjusted to fit inside one another, barely touching or placed further apart, whichever spacing best fits the dimensions of the quilt sides. To determine the size of square to cut, decide how tall you want the finished Prairie Point to be. Then multiply by 2 and add 1/2". A 2"-tall Prairie Point would require a 4 1/2" cut square.

Fold the squares in half diagonally both ways and press. Adjust their degree of nesting according to the length of each side of the quilt.

 

Finishing the Quilt

When getting the quilt ready for Prairie Points, quilt no closer than 1" to the quilt edges. Trim the lining and batting even with the quilt top. Pin back the lining so the Prairie Points can be sewn to the quilt top and batting only.

Begin at a corner to place the Prairie Points on the quilt. Align the raw edges of the quilt and the triangles. Adjust spacing based on the placement at the 1/4" seam line and pin in place. The sides of the two corner Prairie Points touch without overlapping. Sew in a 1/4" seam.

At the corners, trim the points from the seam allowances and batting. Turn under the seam allowances to position the Prairie Points away from the quilt. Release the pinned lining and press in 1/4" on all sides. Blindstitch to the base of the Prairie Points, covering the seam line. Complete the quilting if necessary.

 

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