The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt, Letters from 1920s Farm
Wives and the 111 Blocks They Inspired, by Laurie Aaron Hird
If you are making the 6-inch blocks from Laurie Aaron
Hirdís book The Farmerís Wife Sampler Quilt, you can
print the templates from the bookís CD-rom, or you
can use some of our templates! 101 blocks from The Farmerís Wife Sampler Quilt
can be created using our templates!
You MUST own a copy of the book to create the quilt.
The book publisher has granted us permission to provide
information on using our templates. If you don't have
the book, you can buy it here.
The most frequently used template sets are A, B, D, N and S.
(Scroll down if you want to order any templates.) You may have
read in a recent quilt magazine that only Set S is needed,
but that was a misunderstanding by the writer.
Marti has compiled a
series of PDF "conversion charts" on using our templates.
Cutting instructions for 10 or 11 blocks are grouped
together based on the shapes or construction techniques
they have in common. There are 10 charts.
The blocks are referred to by the name and number in The Farmerís Wife book.
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Have fun making your blocks! And thank you for cutting them
with our templates.
P.S. Marti substituted other blocks for the 10 in the
book that can't be cut with our templates. Look in your
template set instructions for block suggestions.
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