This first sampler is a 9 Patch which means you can either stitch one large sampler from the pattern or elect to choose one, more or all 9 mini patterns to stitch as hang alone
samplers. The choice is yours.
Above is a sweet alphabet sampler and below a sampler of decorative bands that would have been applied to collars, cuffs or hairbands. All these samplers would look equally magnificent worked in white on an ecru linen.