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Thread: Continuous scrappy prairie points

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    A tutorial on making continuous scrappy prairie points.

    Cut 4 1/2" squares. Press first square in half to mark the halfway point. Open back up. Lay this one face down and add the second square WRONG SIDES TOGETHER on top of the first one starting at the halfway mark. Stitch just enough to get it tacked down. Butt the next square up to the first one and continue sewing. Keep adding squares until you have the desired length. Remember fabric on the bottom will be face down and the fabric on top will be face up.

    Starting the strip
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    Strip of scrappy squares stitched together
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    Next square placed on top
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    Now for the folding.

    Now fold from the top left to the bottom right to form a triangle.
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    The bottom ones are folded just the opposite: bottom right to top left.
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    Fold the top square from the top right to the bottom left just to the stitching line. I actually did these on the ironing board so I could press them as I folded each one.
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    Then fold bottom left to top right
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    Fold them all so they're facing the same direction.
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    Continue folding until all the prairie points are folded.
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    Open up the prairie point and wrap it around the one in front of it so they're nesting together.
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    A strip of scrappy prairie points all sewn together ready to be added to a quilt.
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    Thanks so much for this tute. I have seen the continuous prairie points and wondered how you would do scrappy? You learn something on here everyday :thumbup: Thanks again.

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    I'm bookmarking this! thank you.:)

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    Thank you for sharing your tute. I've never tried prairie points, they seemed too hard. You make it "look" easy. Probably not as easy as you make it look! :D :D

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    It was extremely easy -- except for remembering to sew things wrong sides together. My mind just doesn't understand that concept too well.

    LeAnne

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    brilliant!

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    thanks for the directions and pictures

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    You genius!!! Bookmarked for sure! Thank you.

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    thanks so much!!!!!

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    This is one thing I have been wanting to do on a quilt. Thanks for the help.

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    Great tutorial. Thanks

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    thank you for the tute. I always wondered how to do this, knew there had to be a way

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    Thank you. A very instructive tut and one that not only have I bookmarked, but will try out very soon.

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    nice tut!!!

    thanks!!!

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    That is amazing! Thanks!

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    Thank you I am doing that also and could not figure that out, thank you again great tute..

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    Thank you. Now I can use them on my lamp shade covers.

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    Awesome Tute. Thanks, love scrappy.

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    I love prairie points and this is an amazing way to sew them! cannot wait to try it on my next quilt, Thank you!!

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    Great tutorial. Thanks

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    so that's how that's done! ty 4 sharing!

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    hmmmm question came to mind - how 2 get prairie points on out side of quilt where binding goes so that they all point away from quilt and STAY that way w/o having to press them every time the quilt is washed???

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    Really good! Thanks!! Also, LOVE your fabrics! Are those for a quilt you're making? Would love to see the finished pic!

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    Thank you . This is a definite keeper.

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