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Ruler Work with a Domestic Machine

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Fun with curve ruler 1

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Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection taught by Kimmy Brunner

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Casual, Traditional, Art, Modern, Classic
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What materials did you use? Quilter's rulers for domestic machine, sample cotton quilt sandwiches and polyester thread.

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What are you most proud of? I am so glad I finally took the plunge and used quilter's rulers(templates) to free motion quilt curves and straight lines.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? You don't need a longarm to quilt beautiful quilts. If you have a domestic sewing machine give FMQ with templates a try.

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Where did you get the ruler? Would like to get one.

04/18/2014 Flag

Hi Sharon, I am so excited about these rulers! They are from Accents in Design. You easily find them online.

04/18/2014 Flag

thinking about trying these rulers.. Could you please make a suggestion as to which one to try first. Like the arc sm med or lg. Thanks Diane

04/26/2014 Flag

Hi Diane! I suggest trying the small straight line and small continuous curve rulers I used for these samples. I believe starting small will help in getting familiar and comfortable using the rulers. The curve and straight are are a good combo. However, if you only want to purchase one the curve ruler is fun! I would love to know how it works out for you.

04/26/2014 Flag

Thanks I will give them both a try. Diane

04/27/2014 Flag

Wow!! I didn't know there were rulers to use with the domestic machine. You did an incredible job, I'm blown away!

04/28/2014 Flag

Isn't this exciting news! Thank you! :-D

05/02/2014 Flag

How did you use the templates with a domestic machine? I would think the screw that holds the foot would get in the way. And do you have a table that makes it flat around the machine bed?

05/08/2014 Flag

Hi! The rulers are the just the right thickness to freely pass under the screw. However, if thick batting is used or a product like Soft and Stable, which is a thick foam, the will NOT pass. Yes, I have large extension table that fits around my machine. I purchased it years ago from a couple that makes adjustable extension tables. It is called a sewing mate. I can use it just about any machine I have. If you like you check my blog post about the rulers. I mentions the special foot I use and what I do when the batting is so thick the ruler cannot pass.

05/08/2014 Flag

Thank you. The information you provided was very helpful. Can't wait to try this for myself. Susan G.

05/09/2014 Flag