Perfect Patchwork Templates

Mariner's Compass -- Two Sets, 6 pieces each

14" finished circle
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Product No. 8703


20" fInished circle
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Product No. 8704


We've been busy this summer making Mariner's Compass blocks with our new template sets. It's been so much fun picking contrasting fabrics for the points! And we've been happily surprised by how "quick and easy" it is to make the 32-point Compass -- truly!

Making a Mariner's Compass block is all straight seam sewing with no "Y" seams. The 16 point block is shown below.

Mariner's Compass 16 point block

The basic 16 Point Compass is made with just 4 templates. Each template set has 6 pieces with engineered corners for perfect sewing alignment and an 8.5 x 11 step-by-step instruction booklet for as many variations as we've made -- so far!

The instruction booklet includes:

  • Color photos and a coloring page
  • Yardage for all positions in one block
  • Cutting and sewing 16 and 32 point Compasses
  • Making split points and "halos"
  • Full-size pattern for making a pieced center (scroll down for closeup)
  • Discussion on using mirrors to preview designs
  • Finishing instructions include line-and-turn appliqué for the center circle
  • Reverse appliqué for the background square

6 Mariner's Compass blocks

Believe it or not, the beautiful blue, complex looking 32-point Compass shown below has only 3 fussy cut positions.

4 Mariner's Compasss Blocks

Here's a close-up of the center -- beautiful in a vintage Jinny Beyer print from my fabric stash! Have fun making your blocks!

Mariner's Compass center closeup

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