Monday, June 8, 2015

Revisiting Prairie Points...so darn easy when you see it here!

Awhile ago...ok, yesterday, I was searching for a Tut on how to do prairie points when I came across Penny's wonderful tutorial that I had asked her to share here years ago. Well since I needed it for a special project I thought I would revisit it with her and YOU.....it is so easy the way she explains it...
So here we go...Thank Penny all over again... this will be perfectly suited for my wee project!



Hi All, Penny here from sewtakeahike! Happy Valentines Day month!
I was thrilled when Madame Samm asked me to share my super easy continuous prairie point tutorial with you all in honor of Valentine's day this month! Since they are red and all, it seemed like a perfect fit!! I hope you enjoy making these, I know I was super excited to find an easy way to make these lovely prairie points!





I had always wanted to try prairie points, but the thought of making and lining up all those little points and getting them sewn down perfectly seemed daunting.



But once I saw this technique, I had to try it, and now I'm totally addicted and want to share it with you all.

So if you've ever been drawn to prairie points but didn't have the energy to try, here's a tutorial that will encourage you!

Super easy, continuous prairie points:

What you will need:

  • 6"X Width of fabric strips (as many as you need to go around your project)
  • 2" wide ruler
  • rotary cutter
  • fabric glue
  • iron and ironing board
  • spray starch

Directions:

1. Using one of the 6”X wof prairie point fabric strips, fold it in half longways and press.
2. Using a ruler and rotary cutter, cut a straight line from the edge of the fabric just to the center fold line every 1.5”, alternating cuts from the top edge of the fabric to the lower edge.



I used a two inch wide ruler to do this, lining the previous cut edge up with the 1.5” mark on the clear ruler to make even cuts. (see photo)


3. Cut off the first 1.5” flap of fabric at the fold line




4. Cut off the last two flaps of fabric at the opposite end.




5. Fold each square in half to form triangles, making sure to fold each one in the
same direction and press as you go.




6. Place a dot of fabric glue on the outside tip of each triangle and fold the triangles in half, bringing the raw edges even with the center of the fabric strip. Press as you go.








7. Fold the top triangles over on top of the lower triangles, pressing and using spray starch as you go.






8. Baste stitch 1/8” from the straight edge, and you're done!




Now just make as many strips of these as you need to go around your project, and you have instant, super easy prairie points!

~Penny

Now I must run to work on my so called chores.....I have a very full week...so see you soon..


34 comments:

  1. Love the lesson, and reminder frothis expert

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  2. Sorry about that it went up very quickly. I meant to say thank you from such an expert. Hugz Chantal

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  3. I love this, may I put a link on my blog to this?

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  4. I have seen this before and lost the instructions. Thanks for sharing again!!!! I want to make a quilt with lots of prairie points!

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  5. What a wonderful idea and how lovely it looks. Thanks for sharing.

    Nana

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  6. Thank you for sharing this process - a wonderful technique to use for a different edging to a runner or quilt.

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  7. Thank you so much. I have always loved the look of Prairie Points and this will surely make me more apt to use them now more often. Great tutorial.

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  8. I love making PPs. This is an interesting way to make them. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thanks! I've never seen PPs made like this. Very nice tut! ~Jeanne

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  10. Loved your tut! Can't wait to try it. Sew happy you shared with us today.

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  11. This is incredible! I have so wanted to use points, but have avoided what I thought was super difficult and time consuming - your way is a wonderful surprise! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Always wanted to try this..thank u for a great explaination. Will be trying this very soon.

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  13. Always wanted to try this..thank u for a great explaination. Will be trying this very soon.

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  14. good aft penny......this is a wonderful reminder and being red. We all should be adding prairie pts.....great tut

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  15. i LOVE it... have wanted to try this technique for a while! thanks for the tut!

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  16. AWESOME tute! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. This actually looks kinda easy! What kind of fabric glue do you recommend?

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  18. Thanks Penny! I really need to try these.

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  19. I'm like you, always wanted to try prairie points but I've always been too intiminated. This is wonderful and will try them on a project soon. Thanks for sharing....it does look super easy!!!:-D

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  20. I love it! My Mom made a round table topper a couple of years ago that used prairie points and she could have used this. I'm going to email it to her now.

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  21. Saw a ruler today to help make PP. Why would we buy one when you've shown us such a simple way to make lots of them quickly. Thanks. I'll be sending my readers to your blog to check this out!

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  22. Wow...you just took all the intimidation out of prairie points for me. What a great technique! Thanks and blessings, Marlene

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  23. wow can't wait to give it a try,Thank you so much !!
    http://itseams.blogspot.com/

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  24. Genius! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to try this.

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  25. I've always wanted to make these--you made it look so easy. Love it!

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  26. this is a great tute... thanks so much...

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  27. I'd been given this pattern a long time ago, but misplaced it. Your pics and directions are so clear! I'm going to use this on my Easter table runner. Thank you!

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  28. Thanks for the tutorial Penny! It will come in quite handy should I need to do these prairie points again. Now Samm.....what will you be using these on I wonder......?

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  29. Thanks for the tutorial Penny! It will come in quite handy should I need to do these prairie points again. Now Samm.....what will you be using these on I wonder......?

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  30. This is the second post today I've seen on how to make prairie points. I may just have to add them to a project soon.

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  31. Still a great tutorial! Thanks for revisiting this. Many times when I am searching for a how-to I find myself revisiting one of these older Sew We Quilt tutorials. Sew many good ideas over sew many good years ... these tutorials are a gift that keeps on giving ... thanks! ... :) Pat

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  32. I've made my points this way and it really is super simple, just as she said! Penny did such a wonderful job of showing each step. Great tute!

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  33. A super cool idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  34. Какой интересный способ, спасибо за урок!

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