Category: Amanda Murphy

Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book: 59 Outline Designs to Fill with Free-Motion Quilting, Tips for Longarm and Domestic Machines, by Amanda Murphy

I enjoy researching, learning about, as well sharing insights on new books packed with #CreativeGoodness.  I’ll confess, I get even more excited when they help us learn/improve our freemotion quilting skills, especially ruler work for use on a domestic, mid-arm, or longarm machine.  And, today, I get to share insights with you about such a new book that will be available by mid-February 2018.

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Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book: 59 Outline Designs to Fill with Free-Motion Quilting, Tips for Longarm and Domestic Machines, by Amanda Murphy, is a great new perfect for any quilters of all levels who want to learn/improve their free-motion quilting skills and work with rulers.



Quilting rulers have long been used by longarm quilters to make uniform shapes while quilting, but now, with the advent of the domestic ruler foot, domestic quilters can join in on the fun, too! Amanda Murphy, best-selling author of the Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler, starts by showing you how to use 6 basic shapes of machine quilting rulers to lay a foundation for your quilting, then moves on to teaching you 59 different designs. Finish up by following Amanda’s suggestions for filling in the background space with free-motion quilting.

• Basic introduction to rulerwork, with tons of helpful information on using quilting rulers and ruler feet
Stitch 59 designs using 6 basic quilting ruler shapes, including straight lines, circles, and squiggles
Combine rulerwork and free-motion quilting with Amanda’s innovative suggestions


This is an excellent book for anyone interested in learning ruler work, as well as those experienced with ruler work but wanting to expand their skills with more rulers and/or more designs. 

Amanda shares insights on supplies and the quilting process, which are helpful for newbies to ruler work.  Designs are categories for using:   straight line rulers, curve rulers, circle rulers, oval rulers, squiggle rulers, s-curve and spine rulers, etc., with each section showing inspirational designs, many showing how you would stitch them out.  And Amanda shares helpful tips throughout this book. 

As Amanda is a Bernina Ambassador, the rulers showcased in this book are Bernina rulers, but the techniques and designs she teaches can be applied to a variety of brands of rulers on the market. 

I hope you get a chance to check out this new book at your favorite quilt store.  As it will be officially released in February, if you don’t see it, you may want to let them know you are interested in having them make this book available.  It is so new they may not be aware of it.  Of course, you can also check it out online at CT Publishing or Amazon.


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Freemotion quilting with Amanda Murphy – Feathers

Amanda Murphy is a very talented quilter, teacher, designer, author and fabrick designer for Bernatex.  She is also a Bernina Quilting and Longarm Spokesperson.  Today I want to heighten awareness of her Youtube video tutorial for free-motion quilting feathers, which also has a free PDF companion document that you can download at:

Amanda stitches beautiful feathers and I hope you find this video helpful and inspirational:

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