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Thread: Best Pattern for Intermediate quilter?

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    Super Member Becky Crafts's Avatar
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    Best Pattern for Intermediate quilter?

    I am looking for a pattern for the mariner's compass. I just checked out what Amazon has, but none are really what I'm looking for. DH wants one with a large compass in the center and several smaller ones around that. Is there one out there like that? I tried to locate a free pattern, but it only brought up pre-made quilts even with pattern in the search. Any ideas where to look would be most appreciated. Thank you!
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    for my mariner's compass quilts i use the pre-printed interfacing patterns from QuiltSmart. they do have a couple different ones to choose from. I've been using their interfacings patterns for --gosh about 8 years for lonestars & mariner's compasses, along with their game quilt which i've made about a dozen of. they are great- make everything come out perfectly with no fabric waste...the first quilt i made for our bed was a large mariners compass - it is a pretty spectacular quilt.
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    Have you checked out "Wedgeworks II by Cheryl Phillips" The book includes the wedge and insert tool. Her instructions are very concise and the results are fabulous.
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    for increased accuracy, maybe you want to explore paper-pieced stars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycquilter View Post
    for increased accuracy, maybe you want to explore paper-pieced stars?
    this was my first thought, as well
    Nancy in western NY

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    Try Mariners Compass Quilts, by Judy Mathieson. You design your own quilt, using her drafted, paper pieced if you want, inserts in different sizes.

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