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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
    (requires an account to log in)
  • 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
    • FAQ

    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 it is 46" square

    Note: Once purchased, you can access the class data any time, 24 hours a day and you get immediate access. (if you don't have an account we suggest you sign up for one prior to purchase)

    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

    Question: What does it mean by Duration of 10 or 14 weeks?
    Our standard duration for teacher help is 10 weeks. If you feel you need longer we have an option to select 14 weeks of teacher help. We find this is plenty of time for the student to be engaged. After the teacher time is ended you still have access to the class data and you also have access to extend your time at a later date (details are included in each class)
    Question: Is the workshop self-paced or do lessons open at certains times such as on a weekly schedule? 
    Workshops are self-paced. All lessons are available as soon as you access the class for the first time unless otherwise stated in the workshop description.
    Question: After I register for a workshop, how long can I access the class data (videos, text, images etc)
    Once purchased, you can access the class data at any time, 24 hours a day for as long as you need. On occasion, a teacher or workshop may retire, in this case we will give you fair warning so you can download the class data so you can still access the information.
    Question: Do I need to make an account?
    Yes, you need an account so you can log into the workshop. If you don't have an account we suggest you sign up for one prior to purchase. Workshops held at academyofquilting.com require an account on that website.
    Question: Can I ask the teacher questions?
    Yes, you can ask the teacher any questions relating to the workshop. Details on how to do this are provided in the course.
    Question: Where do I find the workshop I purchased?
    Sign into your account by clicking on the figure icon in the top right corner of this page. You will be directed to your workshop. Alternatively, click here to sign in.
    Question: Can I use PayPal to purchase a workshop?
    Yes, you can but we will need to send you an e-invoice as we no longer use PayPal. Please let us know which workshop you want when contacting us. There is a $2 transaction fee added per workshop.

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