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Robin Ruth Designs

Robin Ruth Designs

Bringing the Mariner’s Compass into the 21st Century!

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!
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Robin Ruth Desings Strip Pieced Mariners Compass Ruler

Fat Robin 16 Point Mariner's Compass Ruler and Book Combo
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Fat Robin 16 Point Mariner's Compass Ruler and Book Combo

Ref: 13400

In stock

{Fat Robin 16 Point Mariner's Compass Ruler and Book Combo}

New and revised! Robin Long’s updated ruler and book combo includes the template sheet and all of the instructions from the original Fat Robin 60° Mariner’s Compass Book, the Fat Robin Companion Booklet, and the Fat Robin portion of the OctaCompasses pattern for ‘no circle’ finishing.
Now all of the information for any 16-point Fat Robin compass block or variation is all in one place!

Three quilt patterns are also included in the book (see image 2 for example).

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Designed by: Robin Ruth Designs

Produced by: Robin Ruth Designs

Part Number: RR184

 

59.95



Skinny Robin 16 Point Mariner's Compass Ruler and Book Combo
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Skinny Robin 16 Point Mariner's Compass Ruler and Book Combo

Ref: 13457

In stock

{Skinny Robin 16 Point Mariner's Compass Ruler and Book Combo}

New and Revised! This updated ruler and book combo includes the template sheet and all of the instructions from the original Skinny Robin 45° Mariner’s Compass Book, the Skinny Robin Companion Booklet, and the Skinny Robin portion of the OctaCompasses pattern for ‘no circle’ finishing. Now all of the information for any 16-point Skinny Robin compass block or variation is all in one place! Three quilt patterns included!

Three quilt patterns are also included in the book (see image 2 for example).

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Designed by: Robin Ruth Designs

Produced by: Robin Ruth Designs

Part Number: RR183

 

59.95



Angle Ruler, Robin Ruth Designs

Angle Ruler, Robin Ruth Designs

Ref: 13824

6"x14" straight edge ruler with all of the angles needed for every Robin Ruth Design quilt block present and in the future.

Angles are in the middle of the ruler to make compass construction much easier. These angles are commonly used in lots of different quilts blocks, so having them all in one place makes this a great tool.

Designed by: Robin Ruth Designs

Produced by: Robin Ruth Designs

Part Number: RR165

 

22.75



Morris Menagerie in Plum Quilt Kit
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Morris Menagerie in Plum Quilt Kit

Ref: 8119KT

Our kit contains all fabric required for the quilt top and binding (excludes backing) and allows for fussy cutting, plus Robin Ruth pattern book.

Designed by Robin Long using fabrics from the Standen fabric collection from Morris & Co. for Free Spirit.

Finished size is 68" x 80" (172cm x 203cm).

You will need Fat Robin 16-Point Mariner's Compass & Ruler Book to make this quilt.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Please note that this fabric pack is not kept in stock but is cut to order and may take longer to process. Please do not select Priority or Special Delivery as a postage option for these kits. While we keep good stock of these fabrics if our supplier is out of stock there can be an extended delay. If this is the case we will contact you.

Quilt designed by: Robin Ruth Design

Produced by: Free Spirit

Part Number: 8119KT

 

145.95



Morris Menagerie in Autumn Quilt Kit
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Morris Menagerie in Autumn Quilt Kit

Ref: 8120KT

In stock

Our kit contains all fabric required for the quilt top and binding (excludes backing) and allows for fussy cutting, plus Robin Ruth pattern book.

Designed by Robin Long using fabrics from the Standen fabric collection from Morris & Co. for Free Spirit.

Finished size is 68" x 80" (172cm x 203cm).

You will need Fat Robin 16-Point Mariner's Compass & Ruler Book to make this quilt.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Please note that this fabric pack is not kept in stock but is cut to order and may take longer to process. Please do not select Priority or Special Delivery as a postage option for these kits. While we keep good stock of these fabrics if our supplier is out of stock there can be an extended delay. If this is the case we will contact you.

Quilt designed by: Robin Ruth Design

Produced by: Free Spirit

Part Number: 8120KT

 

145.95



For The Love Of Juliet Quilt Kit
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For The Love Of Juliet Quilt Kit

Ref: 7753KT

In stock

This kit contains all fabric required for the quilt top and binding (excludes backing) and allows for fussy cutting. Designer Robin Long's pattern booklet is also included .

This kit also requires the Fat Robin 16 Point Mariner's Compass Book & Ruler Combo (ref 13400) which is available separately.

Finished size 98" x 98" (248cm x 248cm).

Designed by Robin Long using fabrics from the Montagu collection from Morris & Co. for Free Spirit.

This quilt is not recommended for beginners or patchworker with little experience. If you are an intermediate or experienced patchworker, but have not yet tried piecing Mariners Compass blocks then this kit could be a good introduction. These “fatter” compasses, with just 16 points, are a much easier starting point than the skinnier 32-point compasses.

Designed by: The Original Morris & Co

Quilt designed by: Robin Long

Produced by: Free Spirit

Part Number: 7753KT

 

299.95



Dapper Time Quilt Kit
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Dapper Time Quilt Kit

Ref: 7377KT

In stock

Kit contains all fabric required to complete one quilt top and binding (excludes backing). Designer Robin Long's pattern booklet also included.

This kit also requires the Skinny Robin Mariner's Compass Ruler and Book Combo (ref 13457) which is available seperately.

Finished size 61"x60" (155x152cm).

Designed by Robin Long using fabric from Tim Holtz's Dapper collection for Free Spirit.

This quilt is not recommended for beginners or patchworker with little experience. If you are an intermediate or experienced patchworker, but have not yet tried piecing Mariners Compass blocks then this kit could be a good introduction. This 16 point compass is an easier starting point than thinner 32-point compasses. See https://robinruthdesign.com/videos/ for excellent tutorial videos.

Designed by: Tim Holtz

Quilt designed by: Robin Long

Produced by: Robin Ruth Designs

Part Number: 7377KT

 

136.95



For The Love Of Juliet Quilt Pattern
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For The Love Of Juliet Quilt Pattern

Ref: 13687

In stock

This medallion style quilt pattern creates a rich tapestry with whole, half, and quarter Fat Robin compass blocks, and features a triangle detail around the middle medallion and an outer ‘vine’ tying the four outer compasses together.

Pattern designed by Robin Ruth Design.

Finished size is approximately 98" x 98".

You must have the Fat Robin 16 Point Mariner's Compass Ruler and Book Combo to make this pattern

We also have a kit including all the fabrics required to make the quilt top and binding, as well as this pattern - see reference 7753KT

Produced by: Robin Ruth Designs

Material: Paper

 

9.95



Dapper Time Quilt Pattern
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Dapper Time Quilt Pattern

Ref: 13613

In stock

This quilt features a 40" pocket watch with raw edge applique gears made using Skinny Robin Sunflower blocks.

Pattern designed by Robin Ruth Design.

Finished size is approximately 61" x 60".

You must have the Skinny Robin 16 Point Mariner's Compass Ruler and Book Combo to make this pattern

We also have a kit including all the fabrics required to make the quilt top and binding, as well as this pattern - see reference 7377KT

Produced by: Robin Ruth Designs

Material: Paper

 

9.95



Fat Robin Mix & Match Medallion Quilt Pattern
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Fat Robin Mix & Match Medallion Quilt Pattern

Ref: 13884

In stock

This quilt pattern is a fun way to use multiple size compasses to make a stunning design. You get to decide which kind of borders and compasses you will make for your own creative design.

Pattern designed by Robin Ruth Design.

Finished size is approximately 77.5" x 77.5".

You must have the Fat Robin 16 Point Mariner's Compass Ruler and Book Combo to make this pattern

Image #3 is an example of what you can make with this pattern.

Produced by: Robin Ruth Designs

Material: Paper

 

9.95



Skinny Robin Mix & Match Medallion Quilt Pattern
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Skinny Robin Mix & Match Medallion Quilt Pattern

Ref: 13885

In stock

This quilt pattern is a fun way to use multiple size compasses to make a stunning design. You get to decide which kind of borders and compasses you will make for your own creative design.

Pattern designed by Robin Ruth Design.

Finished size is approximately 77.5" x 77.5".

You must have the Skinny Robin 16 Point Mariner's Compass Ruler and Book Combo to make this pattern

Image #3 is an example of what you can make with this pattern.

Produced by: Robin Ruth Designs

Material: Paper

 

9.95



Basket of Blooms Pattern Free PDF Download
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Basket of Blooms Pattern Free PDF Download

Ref: Pattern33

In stock

The 'basket' for this inspiration quilt is made up of three nested compass blokcs. It is inspired by Kathy Doughty's 'Organic Applique' book (ref 20327). You can find some of the fabrics used in this quilt here.

Pattern designed by Robin Ruth Design.

Finished size is approximately 54" x 70".

You must have the Fat Robin 16 Point Mariner's Compass Ruler and Book Combo to make this pattern

Produced by: Robin Ruth Designs

Material: Paper

 

To Download a pdf for the pattern and instructions please click here



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