There are a number of amazing quilters that have adopted Ruler Work on a domestic machine, some of which teach classes on Ruler Work, as well as share insights on their blog. In keeping with the heart of my series of articles on Ruler Work, I do plan to continue to share insights on experts with Ruler Work on domestic machines, as well as tools, tips, learning opportunities and inspirational projects. But today, I want to focus on a particular quilter that is a master free-motion quilter (and more) who has also incorporated Ruler Work, with her stunning FMQ.
Patsy Thompson is an amazing quilter, teacher, designer, author and Expert Free-Motion Quilter. She is also one, of a growing number of quilters, that have adopted Ruler Work, with general free-motion quilting. Although, I think she is the only teacher, that I’m aware of, that has mastered using both regular FMQ and Ruler Work, on a domestic machine, and teaches how to do this to create beautiful FMQ on your projects.
Patsy has recently shared insights about a new clear Ruler Foot on the market by Accents and Designs. Here is a brief video she created, introducing the Clarity Foot, a new ruler foot for sit down. Since it is clear you can easily see through it to see your markings and your stitching as you proceed. No more obstruction by metal ruler feet. This foot fits nearly all domestic machines and will be a great addition to your quilting arsenal!
Now in contrast, here is an older video by Patsy Thompson that talks about the Westalee Ruler Foot, that is adaptable to a variety of high and low shank domestic sewing machines. although in this video she does focus on this foot using a Bernina 830.
Here is a link to a chart, by Accents and Designs, that can help you figure out if your machine is a high or low shank machine: http://media.wix.com/ugd/181170_b782316a4d57489799cd42b9091e55f5.pdf
Lastly, I want to heighten awareness that Patsy Thompson also has
- a DVD for Ruler Work on Domestic Machines. I’ve not yet watched this video, but I have seen all of her videos for free-motion quilting and can highly recommend them. Thus, I’m confident this new Ruler Work DVD is also an excellent value.
- Patsy also has a large collection of Rulers and other items for Ruler Work, all of which she has fully tested and used in her projects. Thus, you know you can create beautiful Ruler Work designs with these rulers. Here is a link where you can find them: http://www.patsythompsondesigns.com/shop/Ruler-WorkTemplates–Supplies.htm
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