Robin Ruth Design

What started as a quest to make a Mariner’s Compass quilt for her submarine officer husband, Robin Long took an idea she had in 1992 and launched Robin Ruth Design in January, 2015.  She has developed a new line of revolutionary rulers, books, patterns and technique for making STRIP-PIECED mariner’s compass blocks in16 sizes – that’s right, NO PAPER PIECING!  

This system of rulers begins with the Skinny Robin 16-Point and Fat Robin 16-Point Mariner's Compass Book and Ruler combos;  each used to create slightly different mariner's compass blocks in 16 sizes (from 6"-36") using the exact same process.  The only difference is that Skinny Robin is based on a 45˚ angle and Fat Robin is based on a 60˚angle. This revolutionary strip-piecing method enables you to make the once tedious and unapproachable mariner’s compass block quickly and accurately.  Now you will be able to easily incorporate these blocks into your own creative quilt project!  

Intro Video for Strip-Pieced Mariner’s Compasses!

Skinny Robin 16-Point Mariner’s Compass Book and Ruler Combo

All blocks can be made in 16 sizes (even sizes from 6”-36”) Many different finishing techniques!

Quilt patterns included in the Skinny Robin 16-Point Mariner’s Compass Book

Fat Robin 16-Point Mariner’s Compass Book and Ruler Combo

All blocks can be made in 16 sizes (even sizes from 6”-36”) Many different finishing techniques !

Quilt patterns included in the Fat Robin 16-Point Mariner’s Compass Book

32-Point Mariner's Compass Ruler and Book for making 32-point Skinny and Fat Compasses

This ruler works with either the Skinny Robin or Fat Robin 16-Point Rulers to take your 16-Point blocks to 32-Points! Remember, my rulers work together as a system!  

16-Points to 32-Points!

Other Skinny Robin (top row) and Fat Robin (bottom row) blocks you can make by adding the 32-Point Mariner’s Compass Book and Ruler.

All of the mariner's compass blocks you can now make using the Robin Ruth Design system of rulers.  And remember that each of these blocks can also be made in 16 sizes from 6” to 36”! What are you waiting for?!


Copyright  2015-2018  Robin Ruth Design LLC