Prairie Points (Part 2)
Now where were we? I have the border of my quilt complete and am ready to attach the prairie points. I had calculated that the beginning of each prairie point should be about 4-1/4" away from the beginning of the previous point at the seamline. Since I am going to use a 1/4" seam to attach the points, that means that they will be slightly over 4-3/4" away from eachother at the raw edges. I lay my first point adjacent to the quilt as pictured below. (I find it easiest to have the edge of the point that only has one fold be the one that will feed through the machine first, so in this case I am putting it on the right.) I want the end of the first point to overlap the edge of my quilt by 1/4" so that it will be flush at the seam.
Turn the points over onto the top of the quilt and pin.
Sew the prairie points onto the quilt with a 1/4" seam and press out, pressing the seams toward the center of the quilt.
Now for the most important part:
Whether you quilt yoru piece yourself or give it to a quilter to finish, make sure to keep the prairie points out of the way while it is quilted and do not quilt within 3/4" of the prairie point seamline!
Until next time!