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Seminole Sampler Month 6 posted: 7/6/2003
by Barbara Siedlecki Printable Page
Category: Pieced Level: Easy Series: Seminole Sampler
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General Directions for the Seminole Sampler
Don't miss this month's Additional Project at the bottom of the page!
Strip #6

This month you will be making a strip that has a separate pattern in it rather than being the same all across the strip. The light strip on one edge is wider than the light strip on the other edge so it is critical that you have your segments positioned correctly.

Seminole Strips # of Strips Width to Cut Strips
Light 1 1-1/2"
Light 1 2"
Medium 1 1"
Dark 1 1"
Bridging Strips # of Strips Width to Cut Strips
Dark 2 1"

Sew your strips together as shown below. Note that the wider light strip is on the bottom. Press in one direction. Cut into 1" segments.

Sew into pairs. When sewing the pairs, be sure to pay attention to where they match.Turn every other strip 180 and step your fabrics UP one fabric instead of down.

Straighten the side and top edges as described in lesson two.

Bridging Strips:

Mark a line 1/2 from the top of the pattern as shown above. Add a dark bridging strip to the top and bottom of the Seminole Strip using this mark. Trim any excess ragged edges and press to the bridging strip.


This is a wonderful strip for experimenting with values. Use the dark for medium and the medium for dark. The dark and medium squares will be reversed.

If you want to do more experimenting, substitute the medium or dark for light and so on.

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

Seminole Sampler Strip of the Month
Month #6 Project

Finished size Approx. 14" x 19"

You will need:

  • 1 Fat Quarter Placemat Fabric
  • 1 Fat Quarter Backing Fabric
  • 15" x 20" Fleece
  • 1 strip Seminole patchwork any width by 15

All seams are 1/4"

From each fat quarter cut a piece of fabric 15" x 20". Set one aside for backing. The other will be used for Placemat fabric.

From placemat fabric cut 1 strip 15 X 2. Piece this strip to one edge of the Seminole Strip. This will be the right edge of the placemat.

Piece remainder of placemat to the other edge of the Seminole strip along the 15" edge. This will be the left edge of the placemat.

Trim enough from the left edge of the placemat so that you have a piece 15" x 20".

Place the fleece on a flat surface. Add the backing, right side up and then the top of the placemat, right side down. Sew around all edges with a 1/4" seam leaving an opening for turning. Trim corners and turn. Slipstitch opening closed.

Quilt around the Seminole design and in the area to the left of the design.

Options: Reversible Placemats

Make two placemat tops using different placemat fabric. Place them right sides together with the Seminole strips on opposite edges. Sew as above. As you quilt each Seminole strip you will also be quilting a Seminole design on the open area of the other side of the placemat.

1998-2003 Barbara M. Siedlecki
All Rights Reserved

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