How to Create a Prairie Point Binding

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A Simple Technique for a Charming Finish!

Prairie points are a delightful touch wherever they are used in a quilt. They add a bit of dimension and a lot of charm, as well as being an interesting design element to break up the surface of a quilt.

They’re not hard to make (see two methods here) although they do take a little extra time. It’s well worth it for the wonderful effects that can be achieved from them.

A wonderful application is to add prairie points to the outside edges of a quilt. It’s not hard to do and is a lovely finish for a quilt.

Bluebird Quilt Pattern

“Bluebird Quilt” by Val Laird. Get the pattern here.

Jewels of the Rainbow Placemats Pattern

“Jewels of the Rainbow Placemats” by Val Laird.

The following tutorial walks you step-by-step through the process of creating a prairie point binding.

Click here for the “Give Your Quilt That Special Edge With Prairie Point Binding” tutorial.


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