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The Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters from Farm Women of the Great Depression and 99 Quilt Blocks That Honor Them Paperback – June 12, 2015

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Fons & Porter; Pap/Cdr edition (June 12, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440241465
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440241468
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.7 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Let me start by saying how much I love this quilt and the farmer's wife 1920 edition. That being said you need to be careful! There are lots of typos throughout the patterns for the squares ex. The wrong number to cut or even missing a piece. I am making the queen and it says to make 94 of the 99 squares. You actually need all 99. Also it says to buy 4 yards of fabric for the white between the squares, I just finished cutting them out and I probably used about a yard and a half.
Don't get me wrong I love this quilt it's absolutely adorable but it's been super annoying dealing with all the mistakes. The author and editor need to take a look at what they made and fix the mistakes.
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The rotary instructions are disappointing. There are many more blocks in the book that could possibly be cut with a rotary cutter, but the author neglected to add the rotary measurements to the list. Then there are some blocks where you could rotary cut the entire block, but the author only gave measurements for a portion of it. Example: Block #31, Eva - The author gives rotary measurements for triangle B, while the entire block could be rotary cut if measurements were simply given. Block #95, Sylvia - is entirely composed of squares and rectangles, but this block is not included in the rotary list at all. To say that rotary instructions are given when possible is very misleading.
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There are too many corrections to this book to start the project. Check out the author's web site. The author is working with the publisher to correct problems with the CD. I am waiting for those final corrections before I cut into my fabric. What a mess. Quality Control is so very important with a quilting book. Fabric is too expensive now to be a beta tester. There are 2 different Quilt Along gropus on-line and they have the corrections also. Do a search for Farmers Wife 1930 Sampler quilt along and download the corrections. Or, wait until all mistakes are corrected. I believe the fault lies with the publisher and their process with the .pdf files.
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The instructions, well, there aren't any, really. What they do give you could be wrong. I am making the blocks with a group so I have help. I am an experienced sewer & I am having a hard time trying to figure out how they want the blocks put together. BEWARE!
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Some of the blocks in this book look like they'd be fun to make and look great, HOWEVER, if you want to make the blocks in this book, its crazy complicated. First, there are many errors in the book. Yes, you can find an errata page online for the corrections, but as I said, there are ALOT. That's just for starters. I tried printing out the PDF pages from the CD to print out the templates. Even if I have all my printer settings set up properly, the 1" ruler guide does not measure 1" so I have no idea if my templates are distorted or not! If you don't want to use the templates, in theory all the blocks in the book can be paper pieced, however, I've never seen this method of paper piecing before; instead of being able to print out the entire block and then sew the pieces in numerical order onto a single piece of paper, the book is designed so that you must print out and piece together sub-units and then sew those together to get your finished block, which concerns me because you will need to rip off your paper from your sub-units, before sewing them together, which can cause their shapes to become distorted. It gets even more complicated if you decide to use the Marti Michell acrylic template sets and rulers that are being promoted in the quilt along for this book. I counted at least 9 template sets, and 5 rulers that you would need to make the blocks from the book (huge investment, est. $250.00 if you don't already own some or all of them). On top of that, Marti has decided to release her so called "conversion charts" that tell you which of her acrylic templates you need to make each block, however, she is not releasing these (2 per week, not all at once) in the order they appear in the book AND her "conversion chart" has a different number than the block number!Read more ›
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Love reading the letters and the sampler quilt patterns are fairly simple plus come with a CD and full instructions. The writer likes to do the quilt patterns by hand but could be done by machine. Each letter has a quilt block assigned to it. Have not made any but plan to just received the book.
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DO NOT BUY this book, unless you just want to read the stories. The quilt patterns are NOT accurate. I downloaded the rotor cutter patterns and they are not even correct. I cannot believe that Fons and Porter put their name on this book along with the author Laurie Aaron Hird.
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Super good book, already printed out all the patterns from the CD, Love the colors of all the blocks. Really pleased with this book.
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