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    Does anyone know where I can find the rotary cutting instructions for the patterns for the Farmer's Wife quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toriabelle
    Does anyone know where I can find the rotary cutting instructions for the patterns for the Farmer's Wife quilt?
    I've never heard of such ... and am totally intrigued!

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    The book?

    So it's the same deal as DJ.

    http://thefarmerswifequilt.blogspot.com/
    (includes errata information)

    Wow, it's even available at WalMart.
    http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDoQ8wIwAg#

    Here's the companion CD:
    http://www.amazon.com/Farmers-Wife-S...4611299&sr=1-1

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    Thanks for posting the info.
    Now I'll surf on over to see what I can see! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    The book?
    No. Unfortunately that is just templates. All on a disc and ONE per page when you go to print. Some very smart ladies have figured this out. One is in our quilt guild but for personal reasons I will not be able to continue with the class but want to finish my quilt---1/2 done now. I will share what I have if you let me know where to email.

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    Toriabelle: if you go to Blocks of the Month section and look at the various threads, Honchey has posted the rotary cutting instructions for the blocks up to #79. Check out the pics, too. There is a group on here doing the quilt. I'm doing mine with the templates and some rotary cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Toriabelle: if you go to Blocks of the Month section and look at the various threads, Honchey has posted the rotary cutting instructions for the blocks up to #79. Check out the pics, too. There is a group on here doing the quilt. I'm doing mine with the templates and some rotary cutting.
    Are these the threads labelled as FWS?
    I'd seen them and had no clue what the group was doing
    ... now I know!

    Thanks!

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    I bought the book 501 Rotary Cut Quilt Blocks and use it as a companion guide to the Farmer's Wife book. The rotary cut book tells you the measurements for various size blocks, including the 6" blocks for the farmer's wife sampler.

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    Honchey has been doing a fws quilt along for awhile now. I know she posts rotary cutting instructions for at least some of the blocks. Do a search on this site with fws and you'll find a lot of the blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    Honchey has been doing a fws quilt along for awhile now. I know she posts rotary cutting instructions for at least some of the blocks. Do a search on this site with fws and you'll find a lot of the blocks.
    Thanks! as per my question above, I had seen these FWS threads, but had no clue what they were!

    Wish I'd known sooner, as I may have gotten bit by the bug sooner! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepla
    I bought the book 501 Rotary Cut Quilt Blocks and use it as a companion guide to the Farmer's Wife book. The rotary cut book tells you the measurements for various size blocks, including the 6" blocks for the farmer's wife sampler.
    How wonderful!!! I have that book.

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    I googled and found some pics of completed quilts though didn't find any really good pics. A lot were very dark or very small!! Would love to see one IRL before I start on my own journey with this quilt.

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    I fall into the "nutcase" category as I bought The Farmer's Wife book and then proceeded to reproduce each block in EQ7 in order to get the rotary cutting directions and templates (for those blocks that require templates). The book I bought has the CD, but I had read that some folks were having trouble with the templates on the CD as some were not really true to size. I have used EQ7 a lot for this purpose and trust their directions. I haven't started making the blocks yet (it's next on my list), so we'll see what happens! I am really looking forward to this quilting project.

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    I am reading and watching this as I have the book and cd and thought about doing this as a project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    I am reading and watching this as I have the book and cd and thought about doing this as a project.
    Be very careful of the cd patterns. I am no expert but I can sew decently and found some that, even with freezer paper,etc., didn't work well. There are ways to rotary cut them all with an occasional 'TWEEK' of the pattern piece.

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    I'm not sure what you mean about problems with the CD patterns. I printed all of them and I just finished block #111 using the templates. You have to take off the "scale" function when printing but there was only one or two errors in the templates; I think this is true of any pattern or book you buy. Just check for "corrections" on the author's site.
    What are you using freezer paper for? Just curious if this makes piecing easier or not. Some of those blocks kicked my butt--6" block with 40+pieces!! Would freezer paper have made them easier? I glued my templates to cardboard and traced them onto fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    I'm not sure what you mean about problems with the CD patterns. I printed all of them and I just finished block #111 using the templates. You have to take off the "scale" function when printing but there was only one or two errors in the templates; I think this is true of any pattern or book you buy. Just check for "corrections" on the author's site.
    What are you using freezer paper for? Just curious if this makes piecing easier or not. Some of those blocks kicked my butt--6" block with 40+pieces!! Would freezer paper have made them easier? I glued my templates to cardboard and traced them onto fabric.
    I am using all the methods I know and learned from the Dear Jane quilt[still in progress}. Paper piecing, freezer paper,etc. Some times it helps and some times not. I received the rotary cutting inst. for 32 of the blocks, some "tweeked" a little to make them work. Esp. the 25 patch grid ones. Very tricky on 6" block. So far this is great improvement over the templates. Not a big fan of the T word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toriabelle
    .....Not a big fan of the T word.
    ^^^^^Joins ToriaBelle in the anti-T-word club!! :)

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    I am just starting the Farmers Wife Quilt. If you have the rotary cutting dimemsions I would love a copy of that. My e-mail is [email protected] Thank you for sharing. I have noticed how giving quilters are. Thanks Sue
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