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Seminole Sampler Month 5 posted: 6/3/2003
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 #5

In this lesson, you will learn to do mirror images. Up until now all your strips have been cut vertically. This time you will be folding your strips and cutting on an angle and for each cut you will get one segment plus the mirror image of that segment. These two different segments are what give you the zigzag effect.

Seminole Strips # of Strips Width to Cut Strips
Light 3 1"
Medium 3 1-1/2"
Dark 3 1-1/2"
Bridging Strips # of Strips Width to Cut Strips
Light 2 1-1/4"

Sew your strips together into sets with the narrow light strip in the center as shown below. You will have 3 sets of 3 strips each. You will have more than you need to complete the strip but the remaining length of the finished strip can be used for small projects.

Press in one direction to the dark fabric. Fold each set in half, right sides together. Find a 45 angle from lower left to upper right and cut into 1" segments. For each cut you make, you will have two segments, one as shown and one as a mirror image. Cut all three sets.

Sew the segments into pairs turning every other segment 180. Sew the pairs into fours, the fours into eights and so on until you have finished. Be careful sewing these segments together. Remember that the edges are cut on the bias and therefore are very stretchy.

You can cut the uneven edges according to the directions in lesson two or you can cut them as described in the bridging strip directions below.

Bridging Strips:

Mark a line 1" above and below the light strip measuring from the high points. Place your light bridging strips at this point and sew with a 1/4" seam. Press to the bridging strip.

1998-2003 Barbara M. Siedlecki
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Seminole Sampler Strip of the Month
Month #5 Project

Yard Stick Holder
Finished size about 42" x 4"

You will need:

  • 1/4 Yard background fabric (Sorry, Fat quarters won't work)
  • 1/4 yard for pocket
  • 1/8 Yard iron on interfacing (Optional)
  • Leftover strip of Seminole no wider than 3-1/2 (or make your own)
  • 1 plastic or metal ring (Optional)

All seams are 1/4"

From background fabric, cut 1 strip from selvedge to selvedge 8-1/2" wide. From interfacing cut 1 piece 4-1/4" wide by the same length. Fuse to wrong side of background fabric along one long edge.

Fold the background piece in half right sides together and seam around all sides, leaving an opening for turning. Turn and slipstitch the opening closed. Press well.

From the pocket fabric cut a piece 3-1/2" by 36". Set this piece aside for now.

Using the remaining pocket fabric, edge your Seminole strip so that you have a piece that measures 3-1/2" x 36". (You may need to edge the top and bottom and the sides, depending on the length and width of your Seminole Strip.) Place the pocket piece and the Seminole piece right sides together and sew around the edge with a 1/4" seam leaving an opening for turning. Turn and slip stitch closed. Press well.

Center the pocket section on the background section of the yardstick holder having the pocket bottom 1/4" from the bottom of the background section. Pin in place. Topstitch close to the edges of the pocket on the sides and the bottom, leaving the top edge open.

Sew a ring to the top of the Yardstick holder and hang in a convenient spot.

1998-2003 Barbara M. Siedlecki
All Rights Reserved

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