Experimenting with Seminole patchwork

Seminole patchwork samples

Seminole patchwork samples

I’m experimenting with Seminole patchwork today. It’s the original method of strip piecing invented by the Seminole people (Native Americans), in the late 1800’s with hand cranked sewing machines. I’m doing a short “tips and tricks” demo on it at the Thursday night EBHQ meetup http://www.ebhq.org. Lately quilters use a lot of strip piecing, but it seems as if we’ve forgotten about the Seminole version.

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2 Responses to Experimenting with Seminole patchwork

  1. Eliene says:

    Hi Dorothy,I have used a lot of Superior thread but not their 12wt vartegaied so I can’t give you a direct comparison but their thread is not hand-dyed which, in my opinion, gives a more natural gradient of color. For instance, their yellow gradually turns into orange and gradually into red rather than having one inch of yellow, followed by an inch of orange, and then a inch of red. I also like the luster of the hand-dyed thread as well as the fact that it is colorfast.

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