Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt Sew along

Getting started!

Firstly to complete this quilt you are going to need the book. We will have info here to help you along the way but the book is a must. If you need a copy we have them available in our store located at 25 Marshall St Cobar NSW or we can arrange for a mail order to be sent to you by calling us on 0268 363606

Although no exact requirements are given to complete your blocks there is requirements for the sashing, cornerstones, etc. I have asked quite a few people who have completed the quilt and  the feedback indicated that around 50 fat quarters will give you a good variety of fabrics throughout the quilt top and is adequate enough to complete the queen size quilt blocks. 

In my opinion these are a must!!! It is a paper template that will help to avoid stretching of the bias edges when making half square triangles. There will be times when it is necessary to sew the bias edge but this will greatly reduce that number. 

You will need a packet of 1", 1.5", 2" and 3" thangles. 

This is a video demonstrating the use of 
Thangles. Those here in Australia the RRP is $12.50 per packet and they too are available from our shop. 

Although we will not be using any specific rulers for this project it is recommend that you invest in a 6 1/2" square ruler if you don't have one already. It is much easier to cut the small pieces, rather than maneuvering a large bulky ruler. 

And that's pretty much it to get you started. A nice new blade in your cutter and quick un pick at the ready and it's time to get busy. I'll see you Friday with our first block. 

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