I’m excited for this quilt along because I will be learning a new skill, although I haven’t decided what skill that will be. You see, they will be sharing many different methods for completing the blocks, and I’m torn between two of them, paper piecing and hand piecing.
Both have their benefits and disadvantages. With paper piecing it would probably go pretty quickly. I don’t have to cut exact shapes, make or buy templates and it would be great for scraps.
Hand piecing is enticing though because it can be done anywhere! Which is quite convenient for this busy homeschool mom, and might make it a little more convenient when life does get it the way. It’s just not possible for me to set down to my sewing machine very much during the week, while I think it will absolutely be possible for me to do this in the evening while watching TV with the family. Even though it may take a little longer to piece this way, it would be more accessible. Some of the ladies in the FW 1930’s Facebook Group tell me that it is really easier to hand piece because you have more control. The only disadvantage to this is that I will have to cut templates.
A lot of people have been looking for this book because it was out of stock in so many places. In case you are wondering, I bought my copy of The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt from Amazon. They are back in stock there now and have the best price I have found.
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