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Seminole Sampler Month 7 posted: 8/14/2003
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 #7

This is another mirror image set. Another strip has been added and the segments are cut larger. This will give you a flatter zigzag and you will not need as much fabric.

Seminole Strips # of Strips Width to Cut Strips
Light 4 1-1/2"
Medium 2 1"
Dark 2 1"
Bridging Strips # of Strips Width to Cut Strips
Medium 1 1-1/4"
Dark 1 1-1/4"

Sew your strips together in the order shown below. You will need both sets. Press seams in one direction.

Here is a variation on the little trick that I taught you in lesson three to match the seams more easily. This time you will have two sets and so you can press one set in one direction and the second set in the opposite direction. Make sure that when you sew the segments together, you have opposing seams. Since the seams will be facing in opposite directions, they can be easily nested and matched.

After you have sewn and pressed your sets, place the two strips right sides together. Find your 45 angle and cut 1-1/4 segments. For each cut you make, you will have two segments, one as shown and one as a mirror image.

Sew the segments into pairs and then into fours and so on until you have finished. Press the seams in one direction.

Bridging Strips:

Mark a line 3/4" above and below the points on each side of the strip. Place a dark bridging strip on the medium side and a medium bridging strip on the dark side along the marked line. Sew with a 1/4 seam. Press to the bridging strip.


Try turning every other segment 180 to give you a varigated zigzag.

1998-2003 Barbara M. Siedlecki
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Seminole Sampler Strip of the Month
Month #7 Project

Around the Neck Pincushion

You will need:

  • 1 scrap piece of Seminole patchwork (about 4" x 6") Add strips to the edges if necessary to obtain the needed size.
  • Piece of backing fabric the same size
  • 2 plastic rings about 1/2" in diameter
  • 2 plastic rings about 1" in diameter
  • 2 Yards of " ribbon cut into the following sizes:
    1. 2 pieces each 3" long
    2. 2 Pieces each 12" long
    3. The remaining long piece will be used around your neck and can be correctly sized later.
  • 1 yard of 5/8" to 7/8" ribbon
  • Small amount of stuffing

All seams are 1/4"

Slip one of the rings onto each of the 3 pieces of ribbon and baste the raw edges of each ribbon together. Baste 2 of the same size ring/ribbon pieces to one side of the Seminole piece raw edges together on the right side of the fabric. Do the same with the remaining two ring/ribbon pieces on the opposite side of the Seminole piece. (The rings will be facing the center.) Place the backing piece on the top of the Seminole piece, right sides together. Sew around the pincushion, leaving an opening for turning. Turn, press and stuff until firm. Slipstitch the opening closed.

Loop one end of the 1-yard piece of ribbon through one large ring and tie in a knot or bow. Loop the other end through the other large ring on the same side; adjust around your neck to the correct length and knot. Ribbon ends can also be turned under and sewn instead of knotted.

Place small lengths of ribbon on the other two rings and tie your scissors to one and your thread or other item to the other.

Drawings are not to scale. The pictured sample has the rights on the long edge.

1998-2003 Barbara M. Siedlecki
All Rights Reserved

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