Return to the Quilting Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Prairie Point Pillow Case Method

Posted by k8orlando (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 2, 11 at 17:13

Has anyone used this method to do prairie point pillowcases? I plan to give it a try but would love to know if it really works!

Kate

Here is a link that might be useful: Prairie Point Pillow Case Tutorial


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Prairie Point Pillow Case Method

Have never done that but it would be a neet way to make a bunch for a quilt boarder as well. TFS. Jayne


 o
RE: Prairie Point Pillow Case Method

The method will work fine, and it will look wonderful.

Personally, I wouldn't want all those loose pointy bits on a pillowcase. They would drive me nuts during the night and I mash my pillow around quite a bit while sleeping. It is just my opinion, of course.


 o
RE: Prairie Point Pillow Case Method

Love prarie points but wouldn't use on a pillow. As you get older the wrinkles in a pillow will show up on your face. With prarie points, I would have triangles on my face (ha ha). It's hard to get creases out of your face.

Lynn


 o
RE: Prairie Point Pillow Case Method

LOL - thank you for your wrinkle concerns but I have several pillows on my bed (I like to read in bed) and the pp embellishment will only go on a couple cases, not on the pillowcases we'll actually sleep on. I'll post pictures when I'm done and it will make sense!


 o
RE: Prairie Point Pillow Case Method

Kate, I have made praire points using that method and it works really well. Have you seen this tutorial on sausage roll pillowcases? I think she does a really good job showing how to make them so you end up with NO unfinished seems. Lynn, my face ends up with all the wrinkles too - would also have triangles!
Sue

Here is a link that might be useful: Sausage roll pillowcase


 o
RE: Prairie Point Pillow Case Method

That is a good demo, Sue. I did mine with all finished seams too. I ended up with 2 standard size cases and two king cases today. I used the same fabric for the body of the cases and white for the end pieces. The prairie points are on the kings. I have two more kings to make and think I'll do those in white with the end pieces done in a piano key pattern of the 1930s leftover pieces.

Kate


 o
pictures

Picture time!

4 pillowcases:

Points:

The casing on the standard size pillowcases is much wider than the one on the prairie pointed kings. That's because it was all the ducks with umbrellas fabric I had, but I like the effect. Because it's so nice and wide, I may use the bunny applique there. The quilt is already so 1950's extreme that I might as well take the pillowcases just as far! Really, I love it all, but the whole thing is almost ridiculous; in a very sweet way, of course!


 o
RE: Prairie Point Pillow Case Method

those are darling, Kate. It's amazing what you can get done when down with a healing knee. You inspire us!


 o
RE: Prairie Point Pillow Case Method

This was my Recovery Quilt! I will always look at it and remember this time in my life. Don't be impressed though... I spent the first 4 weeks after surgery just staring at the TV. It wasn't until the 5th week that I started sewing at all.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Quilting Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here