Let’s talk machine quilting rulers!
Yesterday, I announced my newest Free-motion Challenge Quilting Along. Since then, there have been a ton of questions about what types of rulers to use.
When I put together this challenge, I didn’t want to require specific rulers. That way, you could use any rulers that you already have and if you did need any rulers, you could purchase them from me.
Once the challenge starts, each week will focus on a different type of ruler. I’ll give tips on what to look for when selecting those kinds of rulers.
But if you want to purchase rulers beforehand, here are some things to consider
Any ruler with a straight edge will work. The Slim ruler is one of my favorites for sewing machines and longarms alike. But if you have a smaller sewing machine, the Shorty ruler is a great option. Click here to see other suggested straight edge rulers.
Look for a ruler that has a repeating wave. In general, the shallower the wave, the easier it is to use. The Elvira ruler is a great wavy ruler that is nice and shallow. If you want more of a wave, the Squiggy ruler has a great curvy shape. Other wavy rulers that I like to use include the Wave E, the Wave F and the Wave C. rulers by Handi Quilter. Click here to see other wavy ruler options.
Think ovals with a point. With this section, we are going to learn motifs and curved echoing. The Achie ruler has a nice arc and it smaller, making it great for newer quilters, but for larger motifs, I love all of Handi Quilter’s Arc rulers, especially the Arc A and Arc B. Click here to see arc ruler options.
Please let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below. I can’t wait to get started!