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Thread: Mariner's Compass pattern

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    Super Member Jill's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Central Ohio

    Mariner's Compass pattern

    I am planning on making a MC quilt next year and would like to know if anyone has a pattern and/or book they recommend. I've been quilting for 10 years, sewing for 54 years (oh no, telling my age!), so I have plenty of experience, but I don't think I can do anything beyond intermediate.


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    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
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    I used Judy Mathieson's book "Mariner's compass quilts setting a new course"


    The book teaches you how to draft several different styles of compass, has full size patterns for a few different ones and teaches you step by step with photos and text using the freezer paper technique. I loved the book and also Judy's instructions. It has loads of eye candy in the book too. I highly recommend it. Here are links to two quilts I did using Judy's book:
    twilight star table topper

    My Mariner's Compass "Dan's Tats" won a vendors choice ribbon
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    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    Northern Michigan
    i made a wonderful one using the quilt smart interfacing- i love that stuff! if you search QuiltSmart you will find patterns/interfacing for many wonderful quilts, Mariners compass & lonestars are my favorite using this method- they always come out so precise & wonderful...and go together pretty quickly too.
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    Super Member laurafet's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    Cheryl Phillips has a pattern for a "3d" MC. Very easy. You can watch her video on her website before buying.

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