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Thread: I've been lurking...need some help

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    Junior Member tjk829's Avatar
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    I've been lurking...need some help

    I've been "lurking" on the board for a while and there are some really amazing quilters here. I chuckled at the person who went "overboard" buying fabric since I came home with nearly 60 yards of fabric I found on sale... but then I started a double irish chain ( so I obviously needed fabric!) and decided to add a seminole border... so far so good. I figured out how to use three colors and started sewing it together... here's where I ran into trouble. How do I make the corner? I've looked online and in my books, but all I can find is 9 patch cornerstone blocks and I know there must be a way to continue with the seminole border around the entire quilt. Can anyone help? I searched the tutorials too and didn't find anything but that is probably my lack of computer skill more than anything else. Thanks for help.

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    I'm drawing a blank on what a seminole border is Pic??
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    Pieced borders are always tricky to get worked out perfectly. I usually cheat, make my border and add a narrow or wide sashing between it and the quilt to make it work out.

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    Umm computer challenged and haven't figured out how to post pics fom my phone yet. Hopefully one my kids can teach me!

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    Use graph paper to work the design around the corner yourself. (I keep jumping on this soapbox, but it really works!)

    Perhaps you could place the pieced borders around opposing corners and leave the opposite corners bare of piecing, just with a plain border.

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    I used graph paper to figure out the border itself, I will try it to figure out the corners too. I know I've seen instructions somewhere but do you think I can lay my hands on it when I need it....grrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjk829 View Post
    I used graph paper to figure out the border itself, I will try it to figure out the corners too. I know I've seen instructions somewhere but do you think I can lay my hands on it when I need it....grrrr
    Sorry can't help without seeing as i am a visual person but just want to say since when we quilters find what we need when we actually want it...lol
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    I think you're trying to say you're looking for instructions on how to mitre your corners unless I'm misunderstanding you. I know what it's called, I've even tried it a couple of times & I'm sorry to say I can't get it right. I hope this will at least give you something to search that will help you. Best of luck!
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    I have Basic Seminole Patchwork by Cheryl Greider Bradkin if you can get a copy of it or one of her other books, she explains how to cut your pieces to fit around corners with straight cut pieces & with angle cut pieces, but I'm sorry I wouldn't be able to describe it, and I haven't done it myself.

    Here's an article that might help http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_aviary.pdf

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    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! That is exactly what I was looking for... yippee off to give it a try. I will get a lesson from one of the children and try to post a pic. Thanks again.

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