People are always asking about how to move the rulers and the quilt as a unit and I think if you've never given it a whirl, it seems impossibly hard. Truth be told, for the most part if I have my machingers gloves on (I suppose other gloves work too) and my hand positioned properly, I don't have mush slipping.
|The BFF ruler from Linda Hrcka at the Quilted Pineapple- Love it!|
|I like the little cut out on this straight ruler for SID (it also has tiny scallops on the otherside, but I got it for the straight side), but unfortunately, the cut edge doesn't line up with the markings! Hate it!|
I picked up these gripper dots at my local Janome dealer, Sew Simple in Lynchburg VA (Where, at my urging we now carry some of the Westalee rulers and feet as well as the Janome ruler foot of course!). They are clear silicone circles made for your rotary cutting ruler. So if you aren't using rulers to guide your free motion quilting yet, you will still find these helpful.
They're around $5.00 a pack and what I like is there is no waste. There's a sheet where the circles are punched out, but the bits between circles work too. Just make sure to place them so the ruler doesn't rock. They're pretty thin so you don't have to be terribly careful with this.
|Using some of the cut out bits between circles too.|
I picked up an extra pack for one lucky US resident! Sorry, but shipping isn't cheap even for something this little.
Leave a comment on this post, and I'll draw a lucky winner next Thursday, July 9th. If for some reason you can't leave a comment, send me an email (see my about page).