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Mariner's Compass Quilts are among the most eye-catching quilt blocks in the world, and often may intimidate the average quilter. Quilt-Pro has come to the rescue! Block Factory: Mariner's Compass Editions Vol 2 is an easy-to-use CD that brings perfect Mariner's Compass blocks within reach of every quiltmaker.

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Mariner's Compass Volume 2

Mariner's Compass Edition
Volume 2

PC Windows

Item Code: i02B1

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Mariner's Compass Quilts are among the most eye-catching in the world, but they may intimidate the average quilter. Quilt-Pro have come to the rescue! Block Factory: Mariner's Compass Edition is an easy-to-use CD that brings perfect Mariner's Compass blocks within reach of every quiltmaker.
  • How to Paper Piece a Mariner's Compass Block with Freezer Paper Foundations with Judy's tips for constructing Mariner's Compass Blocks with excellent step-by-step photographs.

Help Files

  • The Mariner's Compass CD includes the ability to print both traditional templates and foundation piecing patterns for each block.
  • Using the Block Factory printing capabilities you can customize each block by resizing, distorting by changing to rectangle block, flip horizontally or vertically, or mirror block for iron-on.
  • Instruction on how to piece the mariners compass foundation sections.
  • Pictures in the the Review below uses Volume 2 Blocks.

Mariner Compass Volume 2 Review

by Sharla Hicks © 2008
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The Mariner Compass CD is a stand alone block library programs (no drawing tools) that are designed to print blocks, Templates and foundation paper piecing blocks quickly and easily.

If you own Quilt-Pro for WIndows or Mac, when the program is installed the option to add the Mariners Compass blocks to your Quilt-Pro block library is offered using the Quilt-Pro File manager (version 3 or higher)


Simple, everything you need is on one screen. Clicking on self-explanatory menus, buttons and blocks leads you to the next step.

Four simple steps and you are ready to start selecting fabric and piecing!

1. Use the block menu

2. Click on the selected category and the blocks appear in the right frame.

Screen Block View

3. Select the block to print. Block highlights in blue.

4. Select your print options by selecting one of three buttons: Templates, Foundation or Print.

5. Templates and Foundation allows the selection of Block size.

Square: check Keep Proportion
Rectangle: uncheck Keep Proportion
Adjust Finished SizeAdjust Finished Size

Print Templates
Print Templates
After selecting Block size the ability to select ONLY those Templates that are Unique appears

Print Foundations

Printing Foundation allows you to Select measurements choice
Print Foundations

The foundation wizard allows you to select:
Print Options

The ablity to print Foundation Sections on separate pages keeps you from having to tape pages together*
*Exception: Section is larger than paper size
Print large sections

Print a Copy of Overall Block Using the following Print Choice
Print block copy


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