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Thread: can anyone help me out with this?

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    Senior Member 3TreeFrog's Avatar
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    My dear husband who rarely asks for anything, has requested a Mariner's cross quilt. Now I have went and said "yes dear" however I cannot for the life of me find a blasted pattern for one! I think what he really would like is something that looks like a "compass rose". Can anyone help me out with a pattern?

    Thank you in advance

    TreeFrog

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    search for "Mariner's Compass" there are lots of patterns and styles.

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    Here is a link to photos of various quilts to help you to decide what you want to do. There are so many versions.http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Mariner's+Compass+Free+Quilt+Pattern&qpvt=Mariner's+Compass+Free+Quilt+Pattern&FORM=IGRE



    Here is one I got from my EQ software. Let me know if it works and I can send you the templates.

    Mariner's Cross from EQ
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    I do I do. That would be perfect for my next project, Ha Ha, ok maybe the next in line of the ones I want to do!! can you send me the templates please!!

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    Tim in San jose did a block of the month on this a while back:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-1437-1.htm

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    Very kind of Gal288 to offer templates but I would recommend paper piecing any kind of mariners compass design. It will save you a world of frustration as well as produce beautiful perfect points. Carol Doak has an entire book dedicated to MC type stars. I am a big fan of Judy Matheison's technique using freezer paper.

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    Carol Doak has two free Mariner,s Compass patterns on her free pattern web site:
    http://www.caroldoak.com/free-quilt-patterns.php

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    gal288, that is gorgeous!!:)

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    Carol Doak has one and I have done it, its a free pattern on her site. caroldoak.com everyone loves it, Here is a photo of my accomplishment.

    Mariners Compass
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    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
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    Just wanted to add that Judy Matheison's book actually teaches you how to draft your own so you can make them any size and you are not limited to a prepared pattern size.

    Here is a link to the book of hers that I have. I highly recommend it.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/157...5TC146NXJCDQY2

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