I've had two emails recently that made me decide to do a little update on using the Janome "ruler toe" for free motion quilting in conjunction with long arm rulers on my sewing machine.
This is one half of the Janome Frame Quilting Feet Set part #767-434-005. Yes, it's labeled as for the 1600P, and the open toe foot in the package is useless for my purposes (though great if you are using it on frame, its intended purpose).
I put an email in to Janome a while back, and I heard back from Alison Newman, Janome Educator at Janome-America and she has checked with their service people and given a big thumbs up to the use of this toe with the convertible free motion feet sets, whether the low (202002004), high (202001003), or 1600 version (767433004).
This was great to hear as a few readers had said their dealers told them they couldn't use it with their machines, only the 1600.
I've been playing around with some new rulers from Top Anchor Quilting Tools, as you can see in the above pictures. Making stars without marking is perfect right before Independence Day! These look like they'd be cool for long arm quilting on a frame and I'm seeing if they'd be good for those of us who move our quilts instead of our machines. More on them in a future post.