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Mariner's Compass

  • Briefly: You can make perfect points with foundation piecing. Beginner or advanced project. Read more
  • Type: Workshop
  • Location: online here on our website
  • Tutor: Ruth Blanchet
  • Videos: Coming Soon
  • Finished size: 22" x 22"
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Number of Lessons: 2
  • Techniques: Foundation piecing
  • Tags: mariner's compass, online workshop, Ruth Blanchet

  • Regular price $32.00 USD
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    • Description
    • Requirements

    The mariner's compass is part of our zodiac quilt. Learn to make this with perfect points using various techniques of Foundation Piecing, taught by Ruth Blanchet in this online class.

    Mariner's Compass is approximately 22" square depending on the size of the background you choose or if you make the full Circle of Life project is it 46" square

    Requirements for Beginners Block: 
    3/8 yd background fabric (dark) 
    1/4 yd main point (yellow) 
    1/8 yd shadow of main point (yellow 2) 
    1/8 yd second point (orange) 
    1/8 yd shadow of second point (orange 2) 

    Requirements for Advanced Block: 
    1/4 yd background 1 (dark) 
    3/8 yd background 2 (light) 
    1/4 yd main point (yellow 1) 
    1/8 yd shadow of main point (yellow 2) 
    1/4 yd second point (orange 1) 
    1/8 yd shadow of second point (orange 2) 

    Additional requirements: 
    background square of at least 22" (zodiac center requires 22 1/2" square) 
    Any ONE of the following for printing you foundations:
        inexpensive copy paper
        foundation paper
        200 ct cotton muslin
        freezer paper
        Note: All foundations are discussed in full in lesson one giving the advantages and disadvantages of using them. You may wish to wait before purchasing. 
    Sewing machine and accessories 
    General quilting tools such as rotary cutter, mats, rulers, pins, safety pins, etc 
    Thread for quilting & piecing 
    Quilting pencil or removable marking pen 
    Batting & backing fabric at least 4" larger than the finished quilt size 

    Requirements for 'Circle of Life' with advanced mariner's compass included: 

    Zodiac Pattern
    Applique Fabric: 2/3 yd (zodiac signs) 
    Applique Bg: 2/3 yd (zodiac backgrounds) 
    Main background: 1 3/4 yd 
    2nd background: 3/8 yd (rings behind compass) 
    Point 1a: 1/3 yd (main points & applique stars) 
    Point 1b: 1/8 yd (main point shadow) 
    Point 2a: 1/3 yd (2nd points & applique stars) 
    Point 2b: 1/8 yd (2nd point shadow) 
    Binding Fabric: 1/2yd 
    1 1/2 yd fusible webbing 
    50" square Batting & backing fabric 
    Neutral thread for piecing 
    Thread for applique & quilting 
    Other general quilting supplies

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