Begin exploring the world of machine quilting with rulers with this Level 1 class using a straight quilting ruler. Susan will be using Slim by Angela Walters for Creative Grids, but any straight MACHINE QUILTING ruler you own will work. Why use a ruler and free motion quilting for straight lines? Because quilting straight lines with your feed dogs up and using a regular or walking foot requires you to spin your quilts as you follow the block lines. Using free motion and a straight machine quilting ruler eliminates this need, making straight line quilting on larger projects easier.
We will be learning the properties of the particular ruler foot you purchase for your machine, quilting in the ditch, 1/4” quilting and border designs without the use of tape, point to point designs to fill squares and flying geese units, and we will introduce you to curve designs if you are working with “Slim” (or if your particular ruler has a curved end).
Please Note: 1. This class does not take the place of a basic free motion quilting class. You MUST be able to free motion quilt with some comfort and proficiency to take this class - but you need not be perfect! 2. Machine quilting rulers ARE NOT the same as rotary cutting rulers. 3. The Ruler quilting foot IS NOT the same as a free motion/hopping foot. You are responsible for researching and purchasing the correct ruler foot for your machine.