Quilters' Ruler System Mariner Compass 32-Point by Robin Ruth Designs.
This ruler SYSTEM is from Robin Ruth designs and is famous for the precision of the pointed blocks such as Mariner's Compass (Sunflower, NY beauty, and other designs are possible with these rulers.
Why is it call the System? Because, it is!!
The package includes
- 32-Point Mariner's Compass book and ruler (two separate rulers on one plank) for 45 and 60 degree angles,
- Angle transparency Template, which is attachable to your regular straight ruler so you will have all the angles needed to make your blocks.
- Paper Template Sheet for skinny and Fat 32-point sunflower block centers. All other center templates are included.
You can also download a free app. for video tutorials. Search for Robin Ruth Designs at the app store or Google Play on your mobile device.
The system uses strip piecing method. That means stitching two strips of fabrics together first, and using these special rulers to cut the pieces at a certain angle, creating the first part of the Mariner's Compass. Then, you keep on adding strips of fabric to the created blocks, and cutting them at the specified angle (the angle depends on what number of points you chose-16 or 32, and the size of your block, from 6" to 36", consult the book), expanding the Mariners Compass as you go, until you finish the 360 degrees full Mariner's Compass block with precision worth King's Ransom!
Try it! It's a challenging and at the same time, simple technique. Recommended for quilters with medium to advanced skill level.