Friday, April 24, 2015

Free Motion Quilting with Rulers: Parrs Reel Ruler Foot Video Review

After posting the video from Wednesday's post, I realized I had never posted my video review of the ruler foot from Parrs Reel Ruler. Silly me! The blog post version, A Ruler Foot Alternative: Parrs Reel Ruler, was posted in December.



My final verdict on this foot is that I really, really, really wish they had made the foot a standard 1/2 inch in diameter. That makes spacing a big issue and it won't work with rotating rulers like the TopAnchor Quilting Tools. I also am not wild about it being a hopping style foot, but that does have advantages when it comes to bulky seam intersections. The hopping isn't a deal breaker. I wouldn't choose it over my Janome foot, but that's me. The price is approximately $75 US, including a sew slip mat and ruler, not sure about shipping. Wish it could be bought with just the foot. It comes in low 'reach', high 'reach', and Bernina version. I don't like the rulers. You have to cut your thread to take the ruler on and off the project- no groove for threads to slide out of the center.

Now I am off to care for my little guy who has pink eye and strep. Why did I ever send him to daycare? Besides sanity and a need to work. Poor fella.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Amy, I really appreciate your honest assessments of these various feet. I can count on you to tell us what you like, what you don't and why. This is really a big help.

    Thanks so much

    Lisa

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    1. Thanks for the compliments. I just try to give the kind of info I'd like to have if I didn't know what I know. You know? :-)

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  2. You do such a nice job of providing a thorough review of the feet, rulers, and whatever other tools are available for domestic machine quilting. Your information is very helpful! Thank you!

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