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Thread: Easy Prairie Points

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    Easy Prairie Points

    I posted a photo of a quilt I made out of a Panel for my 7th Grandson. It seems everyone loves the Prairie Points so much that I thought I would write down what I did. I am also posting the pictures of the quilt again so you can see.
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    Easy Prairie Points>>
    Cut 2 ½” squares—Try to use either the fabrics in the quilt or the colors in the quilt.>>
    Using a steam iron, Fold and press each square diagonally. >>
    Again fold diagonally and press well. You now have a prairie point.>>
    Lay the points around the quilt until you are satisfied with the layout of them. They will overlap slightly so make sure you have enough. When you are happy with the look, place each prairie point with the point facing to the center of the quilt and the outer edge lined up with the outer edge of the quilt (you will be adding a border or borders to this). The bottom edge of the prairie point should just overlap the next prairie point. Pin the points in place. Baste the points. (I am not into basting so I just go on to the next step). Lay your border matching the raw edge of the quilt with the border, having the prairie points sandwiched in between. Attach the border as you normally do.>>
    When you are pressing the border sections you are also pressing so the points are now facing to the outside of the quilt. When quilting, I like to run a straight stitch at the base of the prairie points so they will stay facing outward. I also lift each point to quilt under them.>>

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    Oh it is a lovely quilt! Love the prairie points!! Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Your quilt came out so cute. Thanks for the tutorial on the prairie points.
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    CUTE, CUTE CUTE. Very well done. I made prairie points once so it is off my bucket list.
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    Thank you, they really add alot to your quilt!

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    thanks for taking the time to post a tutorial
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    Nicely done, thanks for the tutorial.

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    I love your quilt! The prairie points are the perfect touch and many thanks for the tutorial.
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    Thanks !!! Got them copied and into my future quilting file !
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    Such a dellightful quilt! Have a niece due in June and now I know what I'm going to use, but will change colors to be a little more feminine. Do realize that the bright colors are great for little ones. Will see what I can find in pinks, greens, yellows. What size did you make this?? Love the prairie points. They really caught my eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevkay View Post
    Such a dellightful quilt! Have a niece due in June and now I know what I'm going to use, but will change colors to be a little more feminine. Do realize that the bright colors are great for little ones. Will see what I can find in pinks, greens, yellows. What size did you make this?? Love the prairie points. They really caught my eye.
    The original size of the "At The Zoo" Panel by Henry Glass is 24 x 44. To me that is a very odd size. When you get it there is a turquoise blue polka dot border all around. For a girl, you might want to leave that and work from there. For a boy, I really wanted to do more of the bright primary colors. I cut off the turquoise and cut off the sections with the pandas and the monkeys. I then re-attached the pandas and the monkeys eliminating some of the white border that was in between them and the main panel. After putting them back on, I added the 2 red border strips. I then added white, prairie points and another white border. Using the same idea and panel for a girl, I would add a bright pink, bright yellow, turqoise and a pretty mint green in prairie points. None of the points are made with solids. You could use things with girly prints. Look in your stash and if you need any fabric for prairie points you would only need a FQ. Hope this helps.

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    Thanks for sharing..

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    Thanks for taking time to make this tutorial! I have asked a quilter friend about prairie points and she told me so fast that I didn't understand the process for making them. Also thanks for sharing how you used the panel and what changes you made. I have a panel that is similar in size and I couldn't figure out what to do with it. Quilters on this board are terrific people!

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    thanks for the info, really cute quilt

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    That is lovely. Thanks for the tute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoprigmom View Post
    Thanks for taking time to make this tutorial! I have asked a quilter friend about prairie points and she told me so fast that I didn't understand the process for making them. Also thanks for sharing how you used the panel and what changes you made. I have a panel that is similar in size and I couldn't figure out what to do with it. Quilters on this board are terrific people!
    I forgot to mention the size of my finished quilt. It came out to be 36 x 48. I thought that was a perfect size for a
    crib quilt. I sat for a week staring at that panel trying to figure out how to fix it.

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    I have made two quilts when the prairie points were not on the edge of the quilt. Like yours only I made them larger, a pic of the quilt is on this quilt board. My quilts were much larger, so the points needed to be larger.
    Thanks for the tutorial. It will be very helpful.
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    Very pretty, I love the bright colors and the animals.

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    Your quilt is adorable. Thanks for the tut.
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    Thanks for posting! Your prairie points make the quilt so festive.

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    Prairie points reall add to a quilt. Your quilt is great

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