Monday, October 10, 2016

Quilting with Rulers: Diamond in a Block

Managed to stitch out one of my favorite ruler work designs for in a block the other day and shot video while doing it. It's kind of funny quilting away while talking to the camera. It's become sort of natural and makes me wonder....how long until I find myself quilting while giving a running commentary even when there is no camera? LOL!



This a great design for larger blocks even when you don't have a large/long ruler. It can be dressed up with additional quilting inside and outside the diamond. I'll have to show that some other time.

This week, my hubby tells me that I had blog followers come to the shop before I arrived in the morning on two separate occasions. I am so sorry to have missed you, whoever you were!

13 comments:

  1. As always, Amy, very educational. Would have liked to watch the fill portions. Great idea. Thank you.

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  2. Thank you, Amy. At the advice of my dealer, I am anxiously awaiting the release of the Bernina ruler foot! Luv your videos and can't wait to "try."

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  3. I spoke out loud to myself one day. I said "dang it. If Amy can do it, I can learn to do this too!"

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    1. I once had a student in class chant, "quilt like Amy, quilt like Amy..."

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  4. Thanks for the lovely video ♥

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  5. Thanks for the instruction! I am ok with straight rulers, but still need more practice with keeping the foot following the curve rulers. Ugh! I'll get it with time.

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    1. Slow down across the apex of the curve or it ends up like a rocket ship....escape velocity and you shoot off into space!

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  6. Amy! I would love to try this out! I don't know what foot I will need to purchase. My machine is a Janine horizon memory craft 7700 qcp. Any advice?

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  7. Amy! I would love to try this out! I don't know what foot I will need to purchase. My machine is a Janine horizon memory craft 7700 qcp. Any advice?

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    1. The Janome 7700 is a great machine for this technique. All you need is the Janome Convertible Foot Set (which you may already have) and the ruler foot that comes in the Frame Quilting Foot Set.

      For more information, check out the tab above labelled "Quilting with Rulers" and take a look at my two classes with Craftsy on the subject. (See the link on the right side of the blog for the classes.

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  8. Nice video, Amy! You continue to amaze and impress. You're teaching lots of quilters about the charms and advantages of ruler work. Keep being a trend-setter!

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