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Thread: Prairie Points

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    I found some instructions on how to do prairie points, but they didn't show how to do the corners. I went ahead and did what I thought (and it shows that I didn't know what I was doing).

    Anyone seen a photo and instructions on how to do the corners with the pionts?

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    This site might show you what you want to know. Hope so anyway. There is a picture of the corners and that might give you the right idea.

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

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    I have no idea if I'm right, but this way works for me. I didn't even know they were called Prairie points until recently, but have done them on baby quilts for years. Living in a cave has it's disadvantages. Sara
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    Sara, Those don't look like they have anything wrong with them.
    Hey, just because it is different , doesn't mean it is wrong! (I don't even know that they are different bc I don't know a thing about them other than how lovely they are).

    That's really pretty! I love the colors!

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    Nina,
    Have you posted a pic of your quilt with the Prairie Points anywhere, yet?

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    looks fine, I haven't tried it at all. From what I can see that is a lovely quilt, and is that turkey tracks I see? :D

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    cute quilt and great prairie points. love the turkey tracks. aren't they fun???

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    Is the quilt tied with turkey tracks? I'm not familiar... Those prairie points are so clever. Really finishes the already beautiful quilt! Over the top!

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    sara, yours looks like the one pictured in the link I posted. I think it looks fabulous!

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    turkey tracks. I call them crows foot. Here is the link. Sara
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/1753.page

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    It looks beautiful to me! I don't know much about Prarie Points but yours looks great!

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    Dumb question, but is it possible to add prairie points after a quilt is quilted? The stitching goes to the edge, so I'd have to add them to a binding. I never added these to a quilt before, and didn't even think of it til I saw this post.

    Somehow my quilt that is made of very square, straight rows of blocks ended up wavy after the quilting. I am hoping that I could make it less noticeable with an edge that isn't straight.

    Thanks!

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    As far as I know it is a before thing, but I suppose you could take the quilt apart if you really wanted, but why not just make a new one?

    Also I found this line in the instructions at McCall’s that you might have missed on a cursory reading:

    "Trim off batting and point of seam allowance on each corner."

    The part about "trimming at point of seam allowance" could be key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmaker101
    Dumb question, but is it possible to add prairie points after a quilt is quilted? The stitching goes to the edge, so I'd have to add them to a binding. I never added these to a quilt before, and didn't even think of it til I saw this post.

    Somehow my quilt that is made of very square, straight rows of blocks ended up wavy after the quilting. I am hoping that I could make it less noticeable with an edge that isn't straight.

    Thanks!
    I could be wrong, but the quilt on the episode of Alex Anderson I saw a forever long time ago with the PP's didn't have a binding, the PP's served as the binding????????? I don't know how it was done or if it was really done that way. That was a while back, and I was still learning, as I am now.

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    No picture posted yet - am still tacking down the kitty ears on the blocks. Once that gets done I'll photo after I baste to the backing.

    Found good info from you ladies. Thanks! (And, I did the points incorrectly, so in case I decide not to pull them off, just ignore them when I post the photo.)

    Love the one shown - such bright and cheery colors!

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    I can't wait to see it! It sounds like you were having the day I had yesterday. I was trying to put a shelf together and I swear that I looked at each part to make sure I was putting it together correctly, well then MIL happened to notice something was wrong..haha needless to say I took different sections apart 3 times. After that I was almost afraid to sew anything.

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    I would say "yes" to adding after quilting to the edge. Remove the binding and save it as you may need it later (for facing).

    I made a quilting for my great-granddaughter and had it quilted on a long-arm. The edge called for prairie points. After squaring the quilt, I added them to the outside of the quilt using a 1/4" seam. I added a bias facing piece to the back of the quilt. I trimmed as closely as I could to the stitching, pressed toward the facing, turned under the edge and then hand stitched.

    I had used 30s fabrics for this quilt and cut the facing from all of the fabrics used which added a bit of charm to the back. I was very satisfied with how it turned out.

    Suzanne

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    I have decided to sew the prairie points to a one inch strip of binding. I will have them the proper distance apart so they cover the edges perfectly, and I won't be taking the quilt apart.

    I will then press the seam allowance over and attach the other side of the strip to the edges of the quilt top. Then I will sew a matching, pressed binding strip to the backing. I can sew it shut all the way around (through the binding strips) with the points sticking out.

    I think this should work.

    Thanks for all the suggestions!

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