February 8, 2019

Tips for All Quilters! The Farmer's Wife Prep Class

I offered a free Farmer's Wife Prep Class last month and created a YouTube video...very home made video i must say!

Not into farming?  That's fine too...this video has some helpful tips for all quilters!

For the past 4+ years, i have been offering online lessons (in the form of pdf classes) using modern methods for creating all the blocks from Laurie Aaron Hird's book, The 1920's Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt.  Laurie's method in the book is hand piecing using templates.  I've been able to offer alternative modern methods and loads of quilters have successfully completed their farmer's wife quilt using my instructions.  

Next week i am walking back into the classroom and teaching this quilt!  I'm so excited!!

Have you thought about farming? Maybe 2019 is your year to become a Farmer's Wife!  

I will be posting YouTube clips once a month for each class so those online can easily follow along!  The book is required...Amazon link is offered below (click on the book) and All my Farmer's Wife Classes are available through my Etsy Shop 
Now on sale for 25% off!

Join the fun and our Farmer's Wife Facebook group!   
Learn, Share, Quilt!


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  1. Thanks for offering this again. I'm going to try to follow along. Would you be able to give some idea of what the fabric requirements are? Say, would a fat quarter bundle of 32 pieces be enough for the blocks?

    1. Hi Tammy,
      Thank you for your comment.
      I started out with 25 fat quarters (my quilt was completely scrappy) once i tired of those, i started adding in more. There are no real fabric requirements for the blocks...it was originally based on completely scrappy.
      A 32 piece FQ bundle would go a long way. I recommend if you are going with a certain line of fabric, that you will want to purchase as much as possible to complete the sashing, borders, setting triangles, etc...otherwise you may not find that line if a year goes by.
      If you fall short on block fabrics from a certain line, it is easier to add in complimenting fabrics. And sometimes, that is actually nice as it gives the quilt a richer look. But that is just a personal preference.

      The fabric requirements and cutting instructions for the border, sashing, setting tri's etc...are all in Class 10.
      But, to reiterate from the video...if you are going scrappy, don't bother buying fabrics for these areas until your quilt is into the 7th or even 8th or 9th month. :)

      If you have other questions...just ask me. :)



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