She and I both are looking for ways for more quilters to do free motion ruler work. She has access to more machines than I do and after some back and forth discussion about the 3rd party ruler feet that have lately come onto the market claiming to fit nearly all sewing machines, she decided to try the Janome Ruler Foot on some of the machines we hadn't tried yet.
Patsy has just done a very clear and fabulous video on her blog showing how she's made this Janome foot work on several Pfaffs, Babylock Ellisimo, and the Brother Quattro. So go check it out! If you don't have any of these machines, it will still give you some ideas to see if you want to experiment with your machine.
Here's an excerpt from one of our emails (used with Patsy's permission):
Just wanted to report in about the convertible foot w/ruler toe on Pfaffs. I have tried this combo on 5 models of Pfaffs so far:
2034; 2040; 2042; 2044; and 2046
The combo worked great on all of them. One thing that really surprised me was that the space from the base of the ruler toe to the machine bed seemed really high (this was after I'd adjusted the toe to its lowest possible position) but it worked like a charm on all 5 machines. in fact, I find it easier to do ruler work on those Pfaffs than my Babylock Ellisimo/Brother Quattro even though the latter 2 have much larger harp spaces. It is interesting to me that virtually every machine I have done ruler work on has its own unique area that is more difficult/impossible to position the template. (emphasis added is mine)I have a Q & A post coming up for you on a new 3rd party ruler foot maker next week. But in the meantime, we're getting closer and closer to getting everybody into free motion quilting with rulers and templates.
I am sick--again. So I am so glad to share Patsy's post with you and go back to bed! I think I'm going to start spraying the kids down with Lysol before they come in from school. At least this time no one's stomach was involved.