Saturday, April 26, 2014

Free Motion Quilting Video: Curved Crosshatching

I am all alone in the house, getting some serious quilting done and also preparing a few videos. Here's the first one:


I can't tell you how happy I am over the Janome "ruler" toe! I love being able to free motion quilt  crosshatching with it.

I'll be doing some more posts on this technique next month....hint, hint......

Gotta go sew!

13 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your video with us! I am intrigued by the ruler work and hope to figure out a foot to use on my Bernina 830.

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    1. You can carefully use a regular free motion foot with a round toe to do ruler work with long arm rulers. I would not recommend even trying with regular rotary cutting rulers as it would be too easy for the ruler to slip under or over the foot, leading to a broken needle. Raise the foot up a bit to avoid the ruler sliding over the foot. Since the ruler is holding the quilt top down, the higher foot shouldn't cause much difference in stitch formation.

      Make sure to ask any Bernina dealers or educators about the desire for a ruler toe!

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  2. I love your curved cross hatching! I have that same ruler, but it tends to slip under the standard FM foot on my Bernina 630. Someday ... :)

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    1. Raise the foot up a bit to avoid the ruler sliding over the foot. Since the ruler is holding the quilt top down, the higher foot shouldn't cause much difference in stitch formation.

      Make sure to tell your Bernina dealer you need a ruler foot---change comes slowly, but Bernina is usually right there with all the feet for the best techniques.

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  3. Thanks for this video. I finally have my Janome ruler foot and curved ruler. Now I can go play!

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  4. Terrific video! Thanks for sharing Amy!

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  5. What size ruler are you using Amy? i have ordered the feet to try and make it work on my Bernina 820. I'm looking at the rulers now and wondering which are more practical.
    Thanks for the great videos!

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    1. Colleen, that's the 10 inch curved ruler from www.accentsindesign.com.

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  6. Mah-ve-lous, dah-link! Been practicing my FM on my DM and doggone if it isn't starting to look good!

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  7. This was great - I'm looking forward to more of these videos Amy!

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  8. OH MAN!! I have these rules and I have the foot (I have a Janome 7700 that uses the same convertible FMQ foot as the 6600P) and I NEVER thought of putting the foot on the INSIDE of the curve!! EUREKA!! THANK YOU :) Sorry don't mean to yell but man am I excited!! LOVE the rulers and love the ruler foot even more!!!

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