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Prairie Points

Prairie Points are squares of fabric, folded into triangles and used to embellish quilts. Most often they are used around the edge of a quilt instead of a binding. Prairie Points can be inserted in the seams of a block, sashing or border to add interest and dimension in the body of a quilt. They can be made in any size and there are several ways to make Prairie Points. They can be made individually with squares of fabric, folded into triangles and added to the outside border with a facing. Another technique is to make a continuous string of Prairie Points that are then added to the border.

Benefits of Prairie Points

  • Prairie Points make cute dimensional pinwheel blocks
  • Prairie points are a great alternative to traditional binding.

Tools and Supplies for Prairie Points


You'll need the following to make Prairie Points:

  • Fabric
  • Iron
  • Rotary Cutter, ruler and mat
  • Template or Ruler depending on the method for making the Prairie Points
What I Wish I Knew When I Started making Prairie Points

PRAIRIE POINT Pinwheels are fun for kids quilts!



Prairie Points Resources