Does free-motion quilting make you nervous? Get ahold of your stitches with a simple tool longarm quilters have been using for years — specialty rulers! Designer and Midnight Quilt Show host Angela Walters shows you how to use machine quilting rulers to achieve consistent results, whether you're aiming for straight, curvy, round or allover designs. With Angela’s expert guidance and approachable style, you’ll gain free-motion confidence and have some fun along the way.
Get started as Angela discusses what to look for when purchasing longarm quilting rulers, how to achieve consistent results, plus other considerations like size and thickness. Then she shows you how to set up your machine, install a special ruler foot, and perform basic maneuvers to help you get comfortable.
Explore a variety of straight rulers as you learn how to use them to stitch in the ditch. They provide a lot more freedom, and require less turning, than a walking foot. After that, Angela shows you how to quilt her Offset Squares and Starburst designs with rulers.
See how to add consistent curves to your quilting with serpentine and wave rulers. Angela shows you how to use the ruler's markings to evenly echo the lines, use reference points to keep your waves straight, as well as some inspiring design variations.
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