Maritime Compass is a foundation paper pieced pattern designed by  The pattern includes all of the foundation papers and instructions required to make this project.  If Maritime Compass looks familiar, it is because it is a redesigned version of the original Technique of the Month pattern called Mariner’s Compass.  With the update, this design is no longer a Technique of the Month design and can be purchased across the quilting industry whether it is through a Certified Shop/Instructor or not!

The updates to the pattern include changing the size, adding popular color options into the instructions, updating the papers to include smart corners and TRP lines, and eliminating some challenging assembly steps in the original design to make this easier to make!

If you would like to make a second project, Replacement Papers are available under the Buy Now button.  We also have supporting products, such as digitized quilting designs, embroidery, notions and rulers, and packages to expand this quilt to a larger size.  The following information explains ways to expand your quilt.

  • To expand the 68″ to a 80″, purchase one of the 281D borders listed under the Buy Now button.
  • To expand the 68″ to a 99″ Queen, purchase one of the 242D borders listed under the Buy Now button.
  • To expand the 68″ to a 118″ King, purchase one of the 281D borders to get you to 80″, and then purchase a 277H King On-Point border to achieve 118″.  All of these options are listed under the Buy Now button.

If you would like to color it in Quiltster, please use the Quiltster Project link below.  To find kits, click on the Marketplace.

This pattern is available in Quiltster! This means you can color the quilt with your favorite fabric collections in Quiltster before you make it. Quiltster will even provide you with yardage!  You can also purchase kits designed by Quiltster Sellers right in the application!

Click on the Project button to access the pattern templates and begin coloring with fabrics uploaded from your stash and/or fabric collections from across the industry! A Quiltster account is required to use the coloring tool.  If you do not have a Quiltster account already, you will need to subscribe and log in before these links will work. Subscriptions can be obtained by going to, click on Subscribe!

If you’d like to purchase a kit from a Quiltster Seller, click the Marketplace button! A subscription is not needed in Quiltster to purchase a kit through the Marketplace.

Pattern Size: 68″ x 68″
Price: $81.50
Pattern Includes: Instructions, Cover Sheet, Yardage Information, Foundation Papers, and additional Assembly Information if you want to expand your quilt from 68×68 to 99×99 or 118×118.

Click below for a downloadable .PDF of various kitting handouts!

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