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# Prairie Points

12-07-2006, 06:03 PM
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When finishing a quilt with Prairie Points, how do you calculate the size and number of points so when you are finished - they are all the same size and you don't have space left, or they are too crowded?

Vicky
12-10-2006, 02:21 AM
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Bare with me a minute, I'm going to try and remeber what I learned on America Quilts Creatively, a while back on this, If I remeber correctly, the lady said to measure the width of the prarie point, then measure the side of the quilt, Divide the width of the prarie point in to the length(side) of the quilt, to get how many you need, You would have to do that for each side of your quilt. So it would come out evenly, This is where you may have to adjust the width of the prarie point so it would come out even, I'm pretty sure that is how it's done, Try it and see, and let me know, I'm just trying to help, Ex: Prarie Point 4"
one side of quilt 48"= 4 into 48= 12 Prarie points

Let me know. Becky
12-10-2006, 05:18 AM
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Mornin' Vicky. :D Here's a link to a little tutorial on prairie points...

http://www.mccallsquilting.com/artheblk/prapoints/

09-11-2007, 07:34 AM
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American Quilter, summer 07 has a nice article as well. The thing is you can nestle them, place them end on end, or even use various sizes, so one formula doesn't work for all types. I like the nestled idea cause then you can fudge just a wee bit.
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