It’s coming… the Farmer’s Wife 1920’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along

The Farmer’s Wife 1920’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along will be kicking off on Friday 24 August 2018. I’ve partnered with the amazing team at Paper Pieces to bring you a sew-along using the new way to English Paper Piece your way through the 111 blocks contained in The Farmer’s Wife 1920s Sampler Quilt: Letters from 1920s Farm Wives and the 111 Blocks They Inspired by Laurie Aaron Hird. Before you panic and think “But I don’t hand sew!”, you can also machine piece this quilt and still participate in the sew-along.

I will be using English Paper Piecing (EPP) as my method of construction and providing weekly tutorials on assembling the blocks using this method. If you’re not sure what that is click here to see my tutorial on how to sew using the English Paper Piecing method. You can use whatever method you like to make the blocks. Each week I’ll try and link to a number of alternative tutorials that show how to make the blocks to help those of you that don’t want to EPP the blocks.

I’ve collated all the information you need to help you decide if this is the sew-along for you below. If you still can’t find an answer below leave a comment or send me an email and I’ll get them answered.


Start Date: 24 August 2018

End Date: 25 October 2019

Hashtag: #FW1920EPPSAL

Where to Buy the Book: The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters from 1920s Farm Wives and the 111 Blocks They Inspired by Laurie Aaron Hird – available from: Amazon | Book Depository (Affiliate Links)

Block Order: I will be covering the blocks in numerical order starting with Block 1 and ending with Block 111. However you can sew them in whatever order you like.

How Fast Will It Go?: I will be doing 2 blocks a week with a 1 week break over Thanksgiving (17/11/2018 – 26/11/2018) and a 4 week break over Christmas/New Year (08/12/2018 – 07/01/2019). It’s a strong pace as these blocks can be quite tricky at times, but there’s enough of a break in the middle to help you catch up if needed.

Block Tutorial Days: EPP tutorials for the blocks will be posted on Tuesday’s and Friday’s on my (you are here). Reminders will also be posted in the Farmer’s Wife 1920’s Sampler Quilt Facebook Group and included in my weekly newsletter. (Click here to join.)

Facebook Group:  Join the Farmer’s Wife 1920’s Sampler Quilt Facebook Group by clicking here.

English Paper Piecing the Quilt: If you want to find out all the details about the amazing English Paper Piecing product that Paper Pieces has developed for this quilt then click here. It’s a truly amazing way of making the quilt and keeping the pieces organised. I’ll be sharing more about it in the coming weeks to help you decide on the piecing method you’d like to use.

The new way to EPP from Paper Pieces – perforated blocks!

Colouring-in Sheet: The lovely folks at Paper Pieces have provide us with a handy colouring sheet to help plan your perfect Farmer’s Wife 1920’s Quilt. You can get it by clicking here.

FAQ’s: You can find answers to some of the questions that we’re being asked by clicking here.

Sponsors & Prizes: You can find the information about the sponsors and prizes by clicking here.

How to Enter to Win Prizes: You can find out all the information about how to enter to win prizes by clicking here.

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