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How to Sew Prairie Points with Multiple Fabrics + Video Tutorial

By: Carolyn Wainscott

Learn how to sew prairie points using several different fabrics. With this YouTube quilting tutorial, you can make a continuous prairie point border that alternates between one main fabric and any number of other fabrics.

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueOther

Intermediate

MATERIALS:

  • Main fabric- the length of each side of quilt PLUS 6 inches on each length by 4-1/4” wide strips
  • Contrasting or matching fabrics
  • sewing supplies


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. From main fabric: measure each side of quilt and add 6” for the length of each strip. Cut strips 4-1/4” wide.
     
  2. Cut matching/contrasting fabrics into segments 4-1/4” by 4.”

    How to Sew Prairie Points with Multiple Fabrics
     
  3. Sew 4” x 4-1/4” segments onto main fabric, right sides together, with the 4" sides attached to the main fabric and with segments touching but not overlapping.

    How to Sew Priarie Points with Multiple Fabrics
     
  4. Press seams.
     
  5. Mark 4” segments on main fabric: start 2” in from edge of first 4” segment on opposite side.
     
  6. Cut on each mark, being careful not to cut into seam. Clip seam allowances between 4" segments of contrasting fabric, but do not clip into the seam.
     
  7. Starting with first 4” segment, fold corner diagonally; press and pin prairie points as you go.

    How to Sew Prairie Points with Multiple Fabrics

    2nd fold: fold 2nd corner diagonally.

    How to Sew Prairie Points with Multiple Fabrics

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

    How to Sew Prairie Points with Multiple Fabrics

    4th fold: fold prairie point #1 up.

    How to Sew Prairie Points with Multiple Fabrics

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

    How to Sew Prairie Points with Multiple Fabrics
     
  8. Continue to end of strip.
     
  9. Sew prairie point strip 1/8” along straight edge.

    How to Sew Prairie Points with Multiple Fabrics
     
  10. Pin and sew prairie point strip to quilt top.
     
  11. Turn quilt to back, turn under edges of quilt back, and sew around.
     

 

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