I’m slowly learning ways to streamline the Farmer’s Wife block making process. I select fabric for several blocks and iron it in layers in a big stack on the ironing board (iron one at a time as you add it to the stack). I also mark my templates so that they share a cutting line which makes cutting go faster. Speaking of cutting, I got these new little Fiskars after seeing a fancy precision cutting demo at the quilt show but they are so tight they made a bruise on my finger. I loosened the screw just a tiny bit and now they feel much better.