Creative Quilting with Rulers, More Techniques and Motifs

Wooohooo!!!!!! Today's the day, launch day, time to see what I've been working on for the last 4 months, the unveiling of my new Craftsy class. Can you tell I'm excited?

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This is the perfect follow-up to my first class and a great class for those who have already begun to do some ruler work and want to learn more designs and gain understanding of how to work with the rulers you may already have to develop your own designs for your projects. I also use larger projects in this class to help demonstrate how to manipulate rulers and quilts together.

In lesson 1, I give a brief intro and a few quick reminders about using rulers safely and effectively before jumping in to how to decide on and develop quilting designs for your own projects.

Lesson 2 is all about working within blocks with echoes and block designs. I'll show you designs that are great for emphasizing piecing and for quilting large blocks as a unit, even when you don't have big rulers.

Then we head outside the block with the rest of our lessons. First there's sashing designs in Lesson 3 followed by working with rulers in the wide open spaces of negative space and background areas of both traditional and modern quilts. Then we take it to the border and look at three great designs for quilt borders.

Finally, we wrap up with Lesson 6 and get a little fancy while creating motifs using rulers not only for a simple block motif, but also for larger whole cloth inspired designs.

Here's the class trailer:

To entice you to go ahead and buy the class instead of waiting for those predictable Craftsy class sales, I'm giving you a special discount link to get my NEW class at 25% off!

Still Haven't Tried Ruler Work?

My first class, "Quilting with Rulers on a Home Machine," has been incredibly well received with reviews like:

"Loved the class. This is exactly what I was looking for to go to the next level of quilting on my home machine. I do free motion quilting and now with the aide of rulers I feel like the sky is the limit."
 --- Pattimorrow.

"I have purchased over 30 classes on Craftsy and this is one of the best. Amy has clear, informative lessons and creative ideas. I love that I can stop, replay, go back to, and review all the lessons...forever! I have been watching Amy's videos on her blog for quite awhile, and was so excited she did a Craftsy class.
Thanks, Amy."
--- keynotegal

If you haven't taken it yet, this is a 50% discount link from me to you, so what are you waiting for?

Sharing the Ruler Work Love with a Sale

Because I want more people to enjoy the fun and creativity of using rulers to guide your free motion quilting, I'm also having a sale site-wide at Amy's Quilting Adventures! Until May 15th, take 15% off of your order with the promocode SpringFling15. Make sure to enter the code, I can't add it after the fact.

That makes it a great time to finally order a ruler foot for your machine or to expand your collection of rulers. There's a great selection of rulers to choose from and they're all rulers that I find most useful and more importantly, usable with sewing machines and sit-down long-arm machines.

Lastly, I've got some winners to announce!

The winner of the official Craftsy class giveaway is maddie90 and the winner of my own giveaway for the class is Pam A. I'll be emailing these winners shortly with a code for their free class.

Goodness! I think I'm more excited than I expected. I've got butterflies fluttering in my tummy. Let me know what you think of the new class in the comments.


  1. I have had your first Craftsy class on my list to take - just waiting for my rulers to come in. Does your second class build on the first or are they independent; so no particular order required? Thanks.

    1. The second definitely builds on the first, not so much with the designs, but because the second doesn't repeat the basic parts of the ruler foot, descriptions of types of rulers and all my tips on using/holding the rulers as you quilt.

  2. Over-the-top happy for you that your new class is out and I've already started it! I know it will be great!

  3. I have your first class, too, but I confess I jumped the gun and needed more FMQ practice, first, so haven't done much with it but play now and again. Congrats on class #2!

    1. Practice, practice, practice! I'll be here when you're ready.

  4. So happy for the arrival of your new class! Your first was inspiring! I have used your ruler techniques on all of my quilts in some way. Congrats!

  5. This is a neat way to quilt on your home machine. I have been just winging it as each year my girlfriend and I make about 300 placemats for a program called Meals on Wheels. They deliver meals to people who can no longer cook for themselves or are shut in. Each Christmas we wrap up a quilted placemat with a Christmas card and a candy cane for each person in Niagara Falls who gets this. It is a challenge each year to get it done but them I will get a lovely letter some saying it was their only gift, once I got a letter saying she had been a quilter and just loved her placemat! Quilting all those placemats would sure get me the practice I would need!

    1. I'm familiar with Meals on Wheels and it's a wonderful program. Placemats are perfect projects for practice and I am certain they brighten the lives of so many! Thank you.

  6. I have the first Craftsy class downloaded and am looking forward to having some fun! I have viewed it already and am ordering the ruler feet so I can play. Keep creating!