|Playing with a simple straight ruler.|
Have you seen ruler work on sewing machines (and sitdown long arms) is getting a bunch of buzz stirred up on the internet? It's such a great technique and I know folks are going to love it. But it's not all that new to me and most of my readers.
Reader Karen, from Karen's Quilts, Crows, and Cardinals, and Moda Bakeshop designer recently blogged about using rulers on her latest creation for Moda. Check out her post, linked above.
She's using her new templates from The Quilted Pineapple, and I can't wait until I can use mine on a project.
Leah Day even wrote on the Craftsy quilting blog about looking at rulers at MQX and wanting to now try them too.
I'm not very good at tooting my own horn or being self-promotional, but it's safe to say that I've got the most comprehensive info on this great technique right now, so please do me and the quilters who are new to the technique a favor, and give them a heads up to the information I've posted on the blog about it. Give them a link to here if it is appropriate.
In the meantime, I'm going to work on updating my page on Ruler Work on a Stationary Machine to help those who are new. It's a bit jumbled with bits of older posts that aren't completely relevant in light of the new feet available. I want folks to easily find foot info so they do ruler work safely. To find info on buying rulers and templates that work best for we who move the quilt for our free motion work. And most of all, that it's not as hard as it looks and can help a confident beginner with their quilting. And to know that this isn't just a technique for those with big machines.
Also I have chosen a winner of the Bad*ss Quilter's Society pin. Andrea R will wear it proudly!