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How to Sew Prairie Points Using Two Fabrics + Video Tutorial

By: Carolyn Wainscott

Learn how to sew prairie points using two alternating fabrics with this video tutorial. With this tutorial, you can make easy quilt borders with a country feel in contrasting or coordinating colors. This method is almost as easy as one-color continuous prairie points!

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueOther

Intermediate

MATERIALS:

  • 2 matching or contrasting fabrics the length of each side of quilt PLUS 6 inches by 4-1/4” wide
  • sewing supplies


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Measure each side of quilt, and add 6 inches to each measurement to get the length of the fabric needed for each border.
     
  2. Cut lengths of fabric 4 1/4” wide for each side from each fabric.

    How to Sew Prairie Points Using Two Fabrics
     
  3. Sew long side of 2 strips together with 1/4” seam allowance for each side.
     
  4. Press seams.
     
  5. Starting on one edge, mark off 4" segments on each side of center seam. Start 4” in on one side, 2” in on the opposite side so that segments are offset.

    How to Sew Prairie Points Using Two Fabrics
     
  6. Cut on each mark being careful not to cut into seam.
     
  7. Starting with first 4” segment: fold corner diagonally; press and pin prairie points as you go.

    How to Sew Prairie Points Using Two Fabrics

    2nd fold: fold 2nd corner diagonal.

    How to Sew Prairie Points Using Two Fabrics


    3rd fold: fold corner diagonally on 2nd segment.

    How to Sew Prairie Points Using Two Fabrics

    4th fold: fold prairie point #1 up.

    How to Sew Prairie Points Using Two Fabrics

    5th fold: fold 2nd corner diagonally on prairie point #2.

    How to Sew Priarie Points Using Two Fabrics
     
  8. Repeat to end of strip.
     
  9. Sew prairie point strip 1/8” along straight edge.

    How to Sew Prairie Points Using Two Fabrics
     
  10. Pin and sew to quilt top.
     
  11. Turn quilt to back, turn under edges of quilt back, and sew around.
     

 

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