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Seminole Sampler Month 12: Finishing It Up! posted: 2/26/2004
by Barbara Siedlecki Printable Page
Category: Pieced Level: Easy Series: Seminole Sampler
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General Directions for the Seminole Sampler

Congratulations you have finished your 11 strips and now you are ready to put your Wall Hanging together.

All seams are 1/4".

As you can see, the strips are not put together in the order in which they were sewn. You can use the order in the sample or design your own. Whichever you choose, sew the strips together carefully so that the side edges are straight.

I put them together in the following order, starting at the top: 10, 9, 2, 3, 7, 11, 5, 4, 6, 8, 1.

After you have sewn the strips together, press the Wall Hanging carefully and completely.

Before you start to attach your borders, etc., you will need to straighten the side edges. If you are lucky, they will be absolutely straight but if it is a little wavy on the sides, you will need to do a little trimming. Find the narrowest strip and measure it. All the rest must match it so measure carefully. Mark and trim the sides.

Next cut the border, accent and binding strips as shown below.

Border Strips # of Strips Width to Cut Strips
Light 4 2-1/2"
Dark 2 1"
Binding Strips # of Strips Width to Cut Strips
Dark 3 2-1/4"
Accent Strips # of Strips Width to Cut Strips
Medium 4 1"
Hanging Sleeve # of Strips Width to Cut Strips
Optional 1 6 by the width of the Wall Hanging minus 1

Sew the dark 1 border strips to the sides of the Wall Hanging. The bridging strips on the top and bottom of the Wall Hanging also serve as the first border. Press to the border strips.

Measure through the center, top to bottom and cut 2 light border strips this length. Piece these to the sides. Press to the borders. Measuring across the center provides a more stable basis since the edges may be a little stretchy. Measure from side to side through the center and cut your remaining two border strips this measurement. Piece to the top and bottom.Press to the borders.

Cut the backing and batting slightly larger than the Wall Hanging. (You will probably need a piece about 33 wide by 45 long.) Layer together and quilt as you choose. You will probably find that it only needs to be quilted in the ditch along the bridging strips. If you wish to do more quilting, you may want to outline some of the designs such as the zigzags.

Trim the edges evenly.

Fold the accent strips in half, wrong sides together and carefully press. With the raw edges of the accent strips to the raw edges of the border, baste to the sides, top and bottom of the Wall Hanging.

If you want a hanging sleeve, you will need a piece of fabric, 6 wide by 1 less than the width of the Wall Hanging. On each narrow side of the strip, fold in 1/4 and 1/4 again. Press and sew close to the folds. Fold the hanging sleeve in half, wrong sides together. Center and baste the raw edges of the sleeve to the top of the Wall Hanging. The hanging sleeve will be permanently attached when you sew on the binding.

Sew the strips of binding together along the short edges. Sewing on the diagonal will make it easier to fold and attach. Press the seams open and fold the binding in half wrong sides together and press. Sew the raw edges of the binding to the raw edges of the right side of the Wall Hanging. Miter the corners if you choose. Fold the binding to the back of the Wall Hanging and slipstitch to the backing only.

Slipstitch the folded edge of the hanging sleeve to the backing of the Wall Hanging. Hang and enjoy!

1998-2003 Barbara M. Siedlecki
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Every effort has been made to insure that the contents of the pattern are accurate. However, we cannot be responsible for human error, printing or typographical mistakes or variations in individual workmanship. This pattern is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without the written consent of CABIN FEVER CRAFTS

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