Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Free Motion Quilting With Rulers: Video

I've got a great tips video for you on Ruler Work. Specifically, some tips for setting up a ruler foot and choosing the appropriate thickness of rulers for your machine. When I first started teaching ruler work more than 3 years ago, there was really only one thickness of ruler; the 1/4 inch thick long arm rulers. This is starting to change, but it makes choosing rulers a little more confusing.


Key take-aways besides thicknesses of rulers? How to adjust the height of the ruler foot, and why you don't want to drop your needle down when the ruler foot is in the up position.

I hope you find this useful! Feel free to share this video and if you aren't subscribing to my YouTube channel, I'd love it if you sign up. I am less than 100 away from having 5,000 subscribers! That blows my mind. I am so encouraged by all you all.

8 comments:

  1. Great, informative video, Amy!!!

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    1. Thanks Linda. I haven’t had much time to use your rulers on actual quilts but I’ve been playing with them a bit for a class I’m working on. It was a nice surprise to see your rulers were just a smidge thinner than ¼ inch rulers, which is a benefit for domestic machines, especially the low shank ones.

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  2. Thanks for another great ruler tutorial, Amy!

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  3. Loved the video, a lot of great information.

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