2015 Block of the Month - Month 3 prairie points

Categories: Gifts, Bedding, Quilts

Prairie Points are great for adding texture and dimension to a quilt. You can use them in borders, on the edge, or in a block, as we do here.

Folding the fabric squares keeps all the raw edges tucked into the seam allowance, so the piece is still washable. You might need to adjust them and re-press after washing.


Background Fabric:
1 – 12.5″x1.5″
3 – 12.5″x3″
1 – 12.5″x4″

Prairie Points:
12 – 5″x5″ squares, assorted fabrics and colors or one fabric

Start by folding your prairie points.

Fold each square in half diagonally, then in half again, creating a triangle where all raw edges are on the same side.

fold prairie points

Repeat for all 12 squares.

Place 3 squares along each of the 3″ strips, and the 4″ strip. The edge of the prairie points should be at least 1/2″ from the end of the strip. Baste in place.

Basting is using a larger stitch length to secure the pieces in place, usually 1/8″ from the raw edge. This keeps things more secure than pins as we move on to the next step.

stitch in place

Place the 1.5″ strip on top of one of the 3″ strips, stitch together with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Add a 3″ piece below that. Then the final 3″ piece. Then the 4″ piece.

Your block is complete!

solids prairie points block finished satin prarie points block