NEW Jinny Beyer’s Mariner’s Whirl

Mariner's Whirl by Jinny Beyer

Inklingo quilters have requested many variations of Mariner’s Compass like this one.

Mariner’s Whirl (382-12) was designed by Jinny Beyer. It appealed to me more than many Mariner’s Compass designs. Luckily, Jinny was open to the idea of making it Inklingo-able. Print the shapes on fabric with your ordinary Inkjet printer. It simplifies everything!

Mariner’s Whirl is just one of a gazillion designs taught by Jinny.

Jinny Beyer

You probably already know about Jinny Beyer’s amazing contributions to quilting. There is a brief bio on She has been a major influence for decades and is one of my quilting heroines. Her Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns is indispensable to me.

Mariner’s Whirl is easier to sew with Inklingo than with traditional template methods and it is perfect for fussy cutting. I used Jinny’s fabrics for mine—of course.

Mariner's Whirl 12 inch  Mariner's Whirl 16 inch  Mariner's Whirl 20 inch

New shape collections are ready for Mariner’s Whirl in 3 sizes—12 inch, 16 inch and 20 inch circles.

Sew Mariner's Whirl by machine

These are especially quick and easy to chain piece by machine.

  1. Print on fabric (or on paper). There is a choice of layouts for different straight grain and directional fabric. As usual, there are precision corners to make everything as easy and precise as possible.
  2. Cut on the lines! (Why I don’t sell acrylic templates.)
  3. Sew!

Inklingo precision corners

The precision corners and matching marks printed on the fabric make it especially easy to sew the 16 blades. There is a guide so you can check the size as you go.

Center of Mariner's Whirl

Add the center shape by hand and then reverse appliqué the circle to a background.

Fussy Cut Mariner's Whirl

Fussy Cut
These blocks are so fast to sew that you can take some extra time to fussy cut and still finish in a reasonable amount of time.

Jinny Beyer’s border fabrics are fabulous for fussy cutting Mariner’s Whirl.

Everyone loves fussy cutting and it is even more fun when you can get immediate results by machine.

TWO methods of Fussy Cutting with Inklingo

Inklingo is all about making quilting more accessible.

Introduction to Inklingo

If you have not used Inklingo before, please start with the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection.

Print the free shapes and browse the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook, so you will be ready for ANY shapes, including Mariner’s Whirl.

Mariner's Whirl 12 inch   Mariner's Whirl 16 inch   Mariner's Whirl 20 inch

Monkey and I are all about making quilting more accessible–and that means affordable too. The new sizes are $25 today, going up to $30 next week—still a fabulous deal!


There is much more to say about Mariner’s Whirl, so please come back next time.

Thank you for visiting.

Linda & Monkey

4 thoughts on “NEW Jinny Beyer’s Mariner’s Whirl”

  1. Hello Linda,

    This is a beautiful block. Thank you for making this possible for us. I can see all the amazing blocks that will be created.

    Hope you are well and that you have a nice day tomorrow.


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