Quilt borders – seminole piecing

Hanging Gardens

Sometimes, once a quilt top is finished, all we want to do is add a plain border or two. Many times they frame the quilt top very nicely, but a pieced border can add something special. Pieced borders do not have to difficult if you use Seminole piecing and there are many variations possible depending on the width of the strips used.  Hanging Gardens, the quilt shown above is one example.  I designed and pieced that quilt several years ago for Cozy Quilt Designs and the expert instructions were written by the owner, Daniela Stout, my daughter.

Here is an example of how the border was pieced:

seminole piecing

Complete instructions are, of course, included in the pattern, but if you want to learn more about Seminole piecing, I highly recommend the article at http://sewwellmaide.com.au/2012/09/tutorial-seminole-piecing.html .

Have fun, experiment, and spice up your quilts with that extra touch.

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Author: Quilters Niche News

I am a quilter and designer of quilts and digital quilting patterns for longarm systems and machine embroidery. I love to sew and all sorts of crafts

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