Don't let your lack of a longarm machine keep you from creating beautiful quilting! Join expert instructor Amy Johnson, and learn how to use specialty longarm quilting rulers to easily achieve incredibly smooth lines, curves and motifs with your domestic sewing machine. After an overview of essential techniques, find out how to use straight quilting rulers to create versatile all-over quilting, dynamic crosshatching and more. Then, prepare for curves ahead as Amy guides you through using curved templates to create classic egg-and-dart and pumpkin seed motifs. Dive into a beautiful Celtic knot design as you discover how to quilt complex designs with longarm rulers and rotating templates. And, follow along with Amy to pair these specialty rulers with free-motion flair, and beautify your borders with smart ruler strategies.
Meet quilting instructor Amy Johnson and preview the quilting techniques you'll master on your home sewing machine. Get started by learning how to handle your quilt and ruler as a cohesive unit. You'll also gain familiarity working with a ruler presser foot as you stitch in the ditch using a free-motion ruler as a guide.
Set yourself up for success by selecting the best ruler for the job! Amy offers expert advice on how a ruler's thickness, shape and markings will impact your quilting, and she shares handy DIY options for attaching handles and grips for additional control. Then, practice quilting with a curved ruler for smooth, precise results.
Amy demystifies the process of working with straight rulers to quilt a variety of versatile all-over patterns. Learn how to create straight and diagonal crosshatching -- with minimal marking, measuring and backtracking -- and discover an easy method for quilting around appliqué. You'll be inspired by the possibilities!