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Thread: Non-paper-pieced Mariner's Compass online????

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    I want to make a Mariner's Compass quilt so badly BUT I can't stand to paper piece so I need templates! I'd also like to find it online so I can use the projector at work to enlarge it to about a 36" block to hand piece....and only make 4 blocks for a whole quilt. I've looked and can't find one with templates.....but you all are so good at finding things that I'm asking you to try!!! PLEASE??????

    Thanks so much!

    teacherbailey (aka Dotty in Tucker GA)

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    Your idea sounds great and I hope you find a templalte for it or you may have to design your own.

    I have always PP these.

    I love your puppy. Maybe you saw my look alike on another post!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-143030-18.htm#3926734

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    Why can't you use the PP foundation to make the templates?
    There are really only a few unique shapes.
    Just add a seam allowance to each piece.

    How many points do you want?
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    MTS, such a simple solution, I should have thought of that.

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    If you're interested, I have a Mariner's Compass pattern that has templates. I have never opened it but on the back it says that the book includes templates (these appear from the back to be acrylic templates). If this is something you would be interested in, PM me.
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    Cheryl Phillips has a great book...Wedgeworks 2...that has Mariner's Compass up to 32 points. The Mariner's Compass is acutally 3D. No paper piecing, but you do need the wedge ruler. I have made a couple, they are fast, easy and fun. I hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Why can't you use the PP foundation to make the templates?
    There are really only a few unique shapes.
    Just add a seam allowance to each piece.

    How many points do you want?
    I can do that but was trying not to have to..... Thanks for the great pics!

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    I made a "compass" from Wedge Works II and it came out really good. The acryllic templates are included with the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    I made a "compass" from Wedge Works II and it came out really good. The acryllic templates are included with the book.
    Thanks..... I may try ebay and see if I can get a cheap copy!

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    I made 2 of them with the Cheryle Phillips pattern and they are 3 D and I love the one on the wall. Some where in the picture section is my quilt. You can do a search for it, but I had all of the piecing done in an evening. It has 32 points I tihnk. It is by far the easiest mariners compass I have made. Good luck wiht what ever you do. HUggies, Fay

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    Check out Quilt in a Days book Radiant Star Quilts.
    Its made with strips.
    Havnt done one yet but I trust El Burns patterns to be the easiest to follow.
    No templates needed.

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    Tim did one awhile back

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

    If you go down a ways, Patrice posted templates.

    Here is his post with a picture

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-1438-1.htm

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    See my PM

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    Those templates are exactly what I'm looking for!!!!! Thanks so much, everybody!

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    Are you familiar with Quiltsmart? It's a line of printed fusible interfacing which has a Mariner's Compass, amoung other patterns. Very, very easy and quick. Have done this pattern, their dahlia and their Lone Star - all are template free and make for nice sharp intersections. Check out http://www.quiltsmart.com/khxc/index...arinerscompass

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    One of my first quilts was a Mariner's Compass. 15 years later, I wouldn't even want to try to do one without the paper. Every seam is a bias edge. Do you hate paper piecing that much??

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDB
    Are you familiar with Quiltsmart? It's a line of printed fusible interfacing which has a Mariner's Compass, amoung other patterns. Very, very easy and quick. Have done this pattern, their dahlia and their Lone Star - all are template free and make for nice sharp intersections. Check out http://www.quiltsmart.com/khxc/index...arinerscompass
    It's pricey but I may end up trying it....the size is just what I'm looking for. Thanks!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley
    One of my first quilts was a Mariner's Compass. 15 years later, I wouldn't even want to try to do one without the paper. Every seam is a bias edge. Do you hate paper piecing that much??
    It's not so much that I hate it, per se....I can't wrap my brain around the reversal thing. PP makes no sense to my brain even after 2 classes taught by two people with very different styles.....frustrating since I'm well educated but if the brain can't get it, I just can't do it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by teacherbailey
    It's not so much that I hate it, per se....I can't wrap my brain around the reversal thing. PP makes no sense to my brain even after 2 classes taught by two people with very different styles.....frustrating since I'm well educated but if the brain can't get it, I just can't do it.....
    Thank you! I truly believed I am a mental defective because I can't PP. It was an exercise in frustration and futility, ending with me reduced to tears. I swore never again; so far, I have kept the promise.

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    You can do it! Try this tutorial: http://www.addaquarter.com/how_to.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    You can do it! Try this tutorial: http://www.addaquarter.com/how_to.php
    :lol: No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    You can do it! Try this tutorial: http://www.addaquarter.com/how_to.php
    :lol: No.
    I agree. I've tried and tried and enough is enough!!!! I can handpiece anything I can find templates for that I don't want to try machine piecing and I get good results. And if you're a mental defective.....join the club!!!!

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