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Seminole Sampler Month 9 posted: 11/12/2003
by Barbara Siedlecki Printable Page
Category: Pieced Level: Easy Series: Seminole Sampler
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General Directions for the Seminole Sampler
Strip #9
In this lesson you will learn to add a solid strip between two pieced strips. This will complete a pattern. Remember that with the narrower strips, you may want to sew 1/4" from the previous seam rather than from the edge.
Seminole Strips # of Strips Width to Cut Strips
Light 2 2"
Medium 1 1-1/4"
Dark 2 3/4"
Dark 4 3/4" cut into 4-1/2" segments
Bridging Strips # of Strips Width to Cut Strips
Medium 2 1" X 24-1/2"

Sew in the order shown below. Press the seams away from the narrow dark strips. Cut the strip vertically into 1-1/4" segments.

Piece into pairs of pieced and solid strips as shown below. Step the solid strip down 1/2". Next piece the pairs together so that the lower dark strip of one pair lines up with the upper dark strip of the next pair.

Cut a piece of masking or correction tape about 3 inches long. Mark several half inch marks. Tape on bed of machine in front of the needle to use to measure the offset on this strip.

You will find that it is easier to sew with the solid strip on the top since it is narrower. You will also want to be sure to hold the seams out of the way when you sew or you will have some wonderfully precise but unwanted pleats in your strip.



Straighten the side edges as described in lesson two.

Bridging Strips:

Mark a line 1/2" from the to of the pattern as shown above. Add a 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.

Playtime:

You can really change the look of this strip by exchanging the colors. Use a light for the dark and the look will be truly different.

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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