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Farmer's Wife

Gnome Angel is hosting another Farmer's Wife 1920s Sampler Quilt Sew Along, beginning on August 24, 2018. All the sew along details are here on Gnome Angel's blog. The Gnome will be making her blocks using the English paper piecing method. If you would like to participate and use your From Marti Michell templates to make your blocks, 101 blocks in the Farmer's Wife book can be cut with several different sets of our templates. You will need a copy of the book to use the template conversion chart PDFs. The PDFs are only available via email, and the email program begins August 28, 2018.

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The sew along is following the numerical order in the book. However, we grouped the blocks together based on what template set is used to make them; for example, the group of blocks in the first PDF are made with Set B. We'll be sending out a PDF covering 10 or 12 blocks each month during the sew along.

The most frequently used sets are A, B, D, N and S. The most blocks you can make with one set is Set B, followed by Set A. Occasionally a piece or pieces from another set is used, like two pcs. in Set M come up once or twice, one from C. And if you own the 1"-2" Log Cabin Ruler, or the small Kaleido-Ruler, they're handy for a few other blocks. That kind of thing.

The best thing about the PDFs is that Marti eliminates seams wherever possible, so after a little while, you will begin to think about ways to cut and sew everything more efficiently.

If you are interested in making the blocks in the new book, the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt -- It is made with all the same templates as the Farmer's Wife blocks. All you need to do to get those conversion charts is look in the archives on Marti's blog and you can download a PDF for each block from Marti's weekly articles, beginning in the fall of 2015 and going along through early 2017. The articles refer to the original Farmer's Wife 1930s sew along that we did with Gnome Angel; disregard references to dates, contests, etc., as they have already taken place. Just read the articles, as they feature information pertinent to specific blocks, and enjoy making your blocks.

Visit Marti's blog for the Farmer's Wife 1930s blog posts.

We hope this info helps you out. Thanks for using our templates! :)


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