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Thread: Prairie Points- I need pointers

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    Senior Member DebJ's Avatar
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    I want to try these, prairie points, but don't know where to start. Like how do you know, figure, how many you need? What else do I need to know? I don't even know what all to ask. Help! :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebJ
    I want to try these, prairie points, but don't know where to start. Like how do you know, figure, how many you need? What else do I need to know? I don't even know what all to ask. Help! :!:
    DebJ - Here are two sites that are very good tutorials. Two dif methods but the same visual effect. I have not actually tried the directions on the second site, but someone else has and said it worked well. Just make sure that your squares are square.

    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...e_points_3.htm

    http://patchworkunderground.com/blog...oints-tutorial

    Good luck and let us know how they came out.

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    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...rie_points.htm

    http://www.quiltersbee.com/prairie.htm

    http://www.ezquilt.com/info/tips/pra...iriepoints.htm

    This should give you a little to get you started.... theyare fun once you understand... if you want all the same color pionts the strip of points is nice but I usually do scrappy... there are different way to appy them to the edges too.
    Godd luck
    Connief

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    I didn't look through those links posted but they're probably a more correct way of doing it than I did. But here's how I did mine on my last quilt;

    I didn't have a certain size that I knew I wanted them to be so I just cut squares the same size as the ones I had used to make my pinwheels. I ironed one prairie point and measured how long it's bottom side was. I think it was like 2 inches. I deducted a little for the overlapping I knew they would do, then I divided the length of my quilt sides by that number (the size of one prairie point). I ended up needing a few more but that was no biggie.

    When I pinned them to my quilt I had to reposition them a little as I got to the end of each side so the spacing would be even. I sewed them on (facing towards the middle of my quilt) with about a 1/8" seam just to hold them in place while I put the second border on. Ironed them facing out with the second border and I was good to go!

    I've read through the procedure of placing them along the edge of a quilt, but I haven't done it.

    I think they are one of those great things in quilting that look way more complicated than they actually are. :)

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