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Thread: Mariners compass.

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    Senior Member ashlett's Avatar
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    Mariners compass.

    I am doing this using foundation piecing, I am really struggling!!!!

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    Do you have a question for us? I made these using the freezer paper piecing method. You said you are doing foundation piecing, does that mean using fabric for the foundation material?

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    I paper pieced my NY Beauty blocks. Once I got the hang of it and in a rhythm it wasn't so bad. Are you having a particular problem? Or just struggling in general?

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    There is a wonderful video made showing exactly how to do pp. sorry no name or help. As I have lost it as my iPad has been playing up.
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    Did you take on a bigger challenge than you feel you can handle?? Tell us what the problems is and we can help you thru the process. You are not alone. I have been struggling to make a gift for the bank manager at my Credit Union. She is from England and I thought a mug rug of the Union Jack would be simple. YIKES !! I am on my second top because of fabric bleeding and I must have it done by Wednesday. I HATE deadlines !! So know you are NOT alone !!
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    Here is a video that shows a supposedly easy way to make the Mariners Compass. Its from Kaye Woods.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlF1J05OV4U

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    Post pics.. someone may have the answer for you..

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    Thankyou so much for the video link, very helpfull, I have obviously chosen a complicated pattern and have been cutting the fabric to small and to much like ordinary patchwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashlett View Post
    Thankyou so much for the video link, very helpfull, I have obviously chosen a complicated pattern and have been cutting the fabric to small and to much like ordinary patchwork.
    YES, you have to cut your piece much bigger when doing paper piecing. I take the outline of the finished dimensions and I add at least a half an inch on all sides. You might want to check Fons & Porter web site. They did a paper piecing episode and went thru the basics recently. Once you learn the ropes, you are going to be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crocee View Post
    Here is a video that shows a supposedly easy way to make the Mariners Compass. Its from Kaye Woods.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlF1J05OV4U
    I love all of her videos. Just book marked them. Thank you for posting them.
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