How to Make Prairie Points

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I love prairie points.  They are a great way to add a little bit of fun and interest to a plain sewing project.

They can be made with one fabric, or they can be make with a bunch of different fabrics, making them more scrappy.

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Materials Needed:

fabric squares- I use 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ squares.  They make a great sized prairie point.  You can give a few different sizes a try and find what works best for your project.

How to make Prairie Points~

1)  Fold your square in half diagonally and iron


2)  Fold your triangle in half again diagonally and iron.  Notice that one side will be the fold and the other will be two folds.


3)  Continue this process until you have all the prairie points you need

How to sew the pairie points to your project~

1)  Lay the first prairie point at the end of your project or start point

2)  Place the next prairie point, tucking the single fold in between the double fold of the previous point


3)  Continue tucking the prairie points in between each other until the end of your project.

* if there is a corner, place the last point 1/4″ from the edge.  When you sew the seam, this will let the point end at the corner and not overlap it causing a tuck or pucker.

4)  Pin the points where they overlap to secure.

5)  Sew a scant seam to secure.  Make any kind of adjustments before you sew them down.  They tend to scoot or shift sometimes.


Would you like to use them in your quilt?  Here’s a great tutorial on making that happen.

What kind of projects do you use prairie points in?


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  1. CHERI April 26, 2015

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