November 28, 2016

Chart 79: Monette, Block 64 in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along

Monette was one of the blocks in the book that has some corrections since the first printing. Make sure that you are working with the corrected instructions. Click here to download the corrections PDF from the author's website.

When strip techniques are appropriate, as they are in Monette, we will use them every time and have written the instructions to include making strip sets. They need to be cut what we call a full 1-inch wide — that means a few threads wider than 1 in h or close to 1-1/32 inch wide.

Monette also gives us an opportunity to repeat “How to Cut Squares with a Triangle Template.” Remember, repetition is the best way to add a technique to your toolbox of cutting tricks!

My Monette Block

Click on the image for a larger view. Click the link below to download the Chart for cutting and making Monette:

Visit these other Farmer's Wife Sew Along blogs, too, for sewing tutorials and other info about the Monette block:

The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters from Farm Women of the Great Depression and 99 Quilt Blocks That Honor Them by Laurie Aaron Hird for Fons & Porter/F+W.

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