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Mariners Compass

You can make perfect points with foundation piecing. Beginner or advanced project.

With: Ruth Blanchet
Skill Level: All Levels

You can make perfect points with foundation piecing. Beginner or advanced project.

Mariners Compass calendar image

2 Lessons
Type: On-demand
Price: $22.00
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Features

Tags: Perfect Points, Foundation Piecing, Paper Piecing, Mariner's Compass, Beginners Block, Advanced Block, Patchwork.

Description

Learn to make perfect points with various methods of foundation piecing in this 2-lesson class. Class includes a simplified Mariner's Compass for beginners as well as the advanced block. Not only will you learn foundation piecing but also a number of quilting options ideal to create the perfect background to enhance your compass. Mariner's Compass is approximately 22" finished. See requirements for additional information.

 

Student Comments

Patti:

I did enjoy the class, and the lessons were definitely presented well. Lots of instructions!

Connie:

When I paid attention to what was being taught, I DID learn, a whole lot!

Supplies Required for Workshop

Mariner's Compass is approximately 22" square depending on the size of the background you choose or if you make the full Circle of Life project is it 46" square

Requirements for Beginners Block: 
3/8 yd background fabric (dark) 
1/4 yd main point (yellow) 
1/8 yd shadow of main point (yellow 2) 
1/8 yd second point (orange) 
1/8 yd shadow of second point (orange 2) 

Requirements for Advanced Block: 
1/4 yd background 1 (dark) 
3/8 yd background 2 (light) 
1/4 yd main point (yellow 1) 
1/8 yd shadow of main point (yellow 2) 
1/4 yd second point (orange 1) 
1/8 yd shadow of second point (orange 2) 

Additional requirements: 
background square of at least 22" (zodiac center requires 22 1/2" square) 
Any ONE of the following for printing you foundations:
    inexpensive copy paper
    foundation paper
    200 ct cotton muslin
    freezer paper
    Note: All foundations are discussed in full in lesson one giving the
    advantages and disadvantages of using them. You may wish to wait
    before purchasing.
 
Sewing machine and accessories 
General quilting tools such as rotary cutter, mats, rulers, pins, safety pins, etc 
Thread for quilting & piecing 
Quilting pencil or removable marking pen 
Batting & backing fabric at least 4" larger than finished quilt size 

Requirements for 'Circle of Life' with advanced mariner's compass included: 
Applique Fabric: 2/3 yd (zodiac signs) 
Applique Bg: 2/3 yd (zodiac backgrounds) 
Main background: 1 3/4 yd 
2nd background: 3/8 yd (rings behind compass) 
Point 1a: 1/3 yd (main points & applique stars) 
Point 1b: 1/8 yd (main point shadow) 
Point 2a: 1/3 yd (2nd points & applique stars) 
Point 2b: 1/8 yd (2nd point shadow) 
Binding Fabric: 1/2yd 
1 1/2 yd fusible webbing 
50" square Batting & backing fabric 
Neutral thread for piecing 
Thread for applique & quilting 
Other general quilting supplies

Student Comments

Patti:

I did enjoy the class, and the lessons were definitely presented well. Lots of instructions!

Connie:

When I paid attention to what was being taught, I DID learn, a whole lot!

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