Monday, May 13, 2013

Prairie Points Primer

Carol and Joannie joined me in the quilt studio yesterday afternoon for a few short hours of sewing. Carol wanted me to teach her how to make prairie points, which is funny, since I've never made them before. Carol had bought a specialty ruler to make prairie points, so she assured me that I could teach her how to use it.

This is the Quick Points Ruler.

It has slots for you to make cuts with your rotary cutter.

It is a good idea to use the smallest rotary cutter that you own.
The ruler Carol is using is called the Quick Points Ruler and it is available from The ruler comes in different sizes to make various sizes of prairie points. Carol brought printed directions from the website (there is also a video), so between Joannie and I, we were able to figure it out. It was actually pretty simple. You start with a strip, cut at the designated slots, then fold the square cuts into triangles. It is like fabric origami. It helps to starch your fabric.
This is Carol's test strip.

This is Carol's next set of prairie points in progress.
Carol will be using her new skills to add prairie points to a Patriotic lap quilt that she is making as a gift for her Dad.

Have a great day!

Pugs and kisses,

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