Learn how to make prairie points in just 2 minutes!

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How to make prairie pointsLooking to spice up your quilting life during National Sewing Month, but want to keep things simple? We’d like to make a point about that—prairie points, that is!

It’s so easy to add dimension and detail to your projects with adorable prairie points—just two folds and a press is all it takes. Today we’re sharing a quick video from Stitched So Sweet author Tracy Souza that’ll show you how it’s done. Learn how in just two minutes!


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We have a feeling that these perfect little prairie points could become addictive—there are so many ways to polish up your projects with them. In Stitched So Sweet, Tracy sews prairie points:

On pretty embroidered pillows:

Prairie point pillows

On the sides of this cute seasonal runner:

Prairie point table runner

And around the edges of this framed stitchery:

Prairie point stitchery

Stitched So SweetWe hope Tracy’s left you with visions of prairie points dancing through your heads! The possibilities for embellishing your projects with them are infinite.

Have you used prairie points in your projects?

  • Yes, I love the dimension!
  • Not yet, but it looks easy-peasy—gotta give it a try!

Tell us in the comments!

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42 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I’ve used them in a table runner and a runner for the fireplace mantle.

    —Cheri Bergeron on September 13, 2019
  • I have used Prairie Points once or twice in the far-away past and I have a table runner project in mind to do with my "sewing Kids" (yes I’m a sewing teacher at our local Omaha Bernina Sewing Center)as this would be a new learning experience for my young group of quilters, so I would be thrilled to have a copy of "Stitched So Sweet" in my resources.

    —Eilene Hengen on September 13, 2019
  • Not yet, but I like the look.

    —Linda on September 13, 2019
  • I have made Prairie Points for several quilts but hadn’t done any for table runners and think they would be great for them.

    —Velva Hoyt on September 13, 2019
  • I have used them in craft projects but not in quilts. They are cute and easy.

    —Kay of Cincinnati on September 13, 2019
  • I like the look of Prairie Points but alway forget to make them. Thanks for the reminder and the tutorial I will try them again.

    —Barb Walsh on September 13, 2019
  • Not yet but it is something I would love to try.

    —Bonita Harms on September 13, 2019
  • I’ve made them on a small project but would like to add them to a quilt…maybe the one I’m working on now!

    —debby on September 13, 2019
  • Yes, I use them a lot, I love the dimensions.

    —Stephanie Woodward on September 13, 2019
  • I have not tried prairie points; but the smaller ones really look neat for an embroidery project.

    —jean on September 13, 2019
  • I love the look of prairie points but always afraid they won’t fit correctly on my project. Need help for sure.

    —Patricia Dianne Deaver on September 13, 2019
  • Once I used them in a project. But it seems like I have forgotten to use them since. Thanks for the tutorial and the reminder to add prairie points to my projects!

    —Ann West on September 13, 2019
  • I have used prairie points on a bag. I always forget they are an option to dress up a project.

    —Rose Marie on September 13, 2019
  • Not yet. Love the way the prairie points have been used on this post.

    —carol on September 13, 2019
  • Not yet, I would love to try it.

    —Denise V on September 13, 2019
  • I haven’t tried prairie points yet, but would like to lean!

    —MS Barb on September 13, 2019
  • I haven’t tried them yet but they’ve been on my mind and now that. I know how to make them will try them for sure!

    —Delinda on September 13, 2019
  • I have not used them much but will be doing so soon.

    —Charlotte on September 13, 2019
  • I have used them once in a pattern, but now see that they can add interest, dimension and "cuteness" to any project!!! So many great ideas!!!

    —Patty F. on September 13, 2019
  • I’ve never used them but love them on other people’s handiwork. Would love to get her book and try them.

    Gracie Adams on September 13, 2019
  • I have not used prairie points but I plan on trying them out. They really make the finished item look like you took extra time to make something special.

    —ColleenM on September 13, 2019
  • I have never used prairie points because I was afraid of them. Jadahlgr at yahoo dot com

    —Cindy Dahlgren on September 13, 2019
  • Yes I have used them in projects. Next thing I want to try is lined prairie points.

    —Linda Lee Ahn on September 13, 2019
  • I really like this as opposed to doing a flying geese. whould I be able to do that?

    Here’s a book about dimensional prairie points that might inspire you, Mary – Prairie Point Pizzazz! –Jenny

    Mary on September 13, 2019
  • Not yet, but it looks easy-peasy—gotta give it a try!

    —Heather on September 13, 2019
  • I have made prairie points on a edging of a quilt many years ago but love this done with stitching. This is so adorable.

    —Clare on September 13, 2019
  • I haven’t used prairie points yet but I plan on doing so in a coming project.

    —Gayle Shumaker on September 13, 2019
  • I have not used them but this tutorial makes it seem so easy to do . . .so, I will try them on a future project!

    —Donna on September 13, 2019
  • Yes. I like prairie points. In fact, I’m getting ready to use prairie points in a baby quilt.

    —Vicki on September 13, 2019
  • Have not used them yet but looks easy enough, thanks for the chance to win!

    —Julie Brack on September 13, 2019
  • Have put P-points in small quilt projects. Used one as the fin of a shark 🙂

    —Kay on September 13, 2019
  • Love the look, never used yet

    —Geri on September 13, 2019
  • I’ve never used them but might try it in the future

    —A. Bouwman on September 13, 2019
  • This teaching monument is excellent.
    I’ll give them a try!

    —Barbara Ann Jones on September 14, 2019
  • I like the look of Prairie Points, but I have never made them. Another new technique to learn!

    —Linda Towers on September 14, 2019
  • Yes I have, on a few baby quilts. They are always sew sweet💕

    —Renée Welton on September 15, 2019
  • I would use both. The patterns look like fun to gather fabrics for!

    —Cynthia Corredine on September 15, 2019
  • Yes, I have and set them within each other and also set them side by side

    —bobbie rumler on September 15, 2019
  • I frequently use prairie points on table runners & table toppers and also tea towels. Finishes off the projects beautifully.

    Gayle on September 16, 2019
  • I had bought a quilt kit that used prairie points along the edge it added something special to the quilt. It took awhile to get them spaced evenly but in the end it was worth the extra time spent!

    —Linda A Foust on September 18, 2019
  • Yes, i have used prairie points many times thanks

    —bobbie rumler on September 18, 2019
  • Yes I have used prairie points for quilts. If you use one color it gives it one look and by making them scrappy it just adds a cute dimension to your quilt.

    —Barbara Daniel on September 18, 2019

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