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Quilting with Rulers: Free Motion Made Simple


Consistently stitch versatile, modern quilting designs using specialty rulers.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, tips and quilt designs
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Angela Walters

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Does free-motion quilting make you nervous? Get ahold of your stitches with a simple tool longarm quilters have been using for years — specialty rulers! Designer and Midnight Quilt Show host Angela Walters shows you how to use machine quilting rulers to achieve consistent results, whether you're aiming for straight, curvy, round or allover designs. With Angela’s expert guidance and approachable style, you’ll gain free-motion confidence and have some fun along the way.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Ruler Basics
Get started as Angela discusses what to look for when purchasing longarm quilting rulers, how to achieve consistent results, plus other considerations like size and thickness. Then she shows you how to set up your machine, install a special ruler foot, and perform basic maneuvers to help you get comfortable.
2. Straight Lines
3. Serpentine Lines & Waves
4. Circles & Curves
5. Echoing
6. Ruler Combinations

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Taught by

Angela Walters
Angela Walters
Angela Walters, the host of our YouTube series "The Midnight Quilt Show," is a longarm quilter, teacher and author of several books, including "Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters" and "In the Studio with Angela Walters." Her quilting journey began with her husband's grandfather; together they made her first quilt – a nine-patch that is still on her bed today. Thousands of swirls, feathers and parallel lines later, Angela has turned her love of stitches and fabric into a thriving business focused on modern machine quilting.

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