I love machine quilting with rulers on my quilts, but it wasn’t always easy for me to do! I still remember the first few quilts on which I attempted ruler quilting, let’s just say that it didn’t always go smoothly. But after some trial and error (lots of error), I finally got the hang of it and have been having a blast ever since.
I have realized that there are a few common frustrations that can happen when trying to machine quilt with rulers, but the good news is that they are usually easy fixes!
Join me for a live chat on Thursday, September 17th at 3pm central where I will help you solve some of those common frustrations. I’ll share some new products and answers your questions at the end. I’ll help diagnose everything from skipped stitches to how to keep the ruler from slipping. Let me help prevent you from making the same mistakes I did!
Can’t watch it live? No worries! It will be on my Youtube channel to watch at your convenience.
As a part of the Machine Quilting with Rulers Free-motion Challenge Quilting Along, I will be hosting live chats every Thursday through the end of the challenge to help ensure that you are successful with the designs and techniques we are learning. I hope you will join along with me!
Did You Catch My Last Live Chat?
Did you happen to catch last week’s live chat? I introduced my newest Free-motion Challenge Quilting Along, Machine Quilting with Rulers and shared pictures of the designs that we will be learning.
Do You Questions About Quilting with Rulers?
Do you have questions about machine quilting with rulers? Or are you dealing with a quilting frustration? Post your question in the comment section and I will try to answer them during the chat! See you Thursday!
I’m beginning to see many tutorials using machine quilting rulers that have handles. I hope you will be carrying any of these?
Angela, I have been working with a ruler quilting for and a quilting ruler and all goes smooth until I come to an intersecting seam. Then my line goes all crazy because the foot will not clear the seam feed dogs are down and I lowered the pressure to 30 I have a Bernina QE 770 the foot came with the machine so I know it is compatible this is my first attempt and I am about to tear it all out help thank you, Liz
Hi Angela. I just finished your straight ruler quilting challenge and am not doing very well. I can’t watch live and post questions so I hope this is an ok way to contact you.
When I push the fabric away from me, my lines turn out ok. But when I echo backwards, pulling the fabric toward me, the stitching almost looks diagonal (the line is straight, the stitches are not) and are very inconsistent. Sadly, I am ruining my husbands birthday gift. Ugh. Have you ever experienced this? I quilt on a domestic machine. Also, I watched your troubleshooting video and learned a lot. Played with upper tension, lowered and raised the ruler foot, etc. Unfortunately none of those helped my situation.
I own so many of your books, watch your videos endlessly, and did your free motion challenge. I love your teaching style and aspire to be better. Hopefully I will get there someday. Regards, Kathy
What presser foot is best to use with your rulers? I have a Bernina that uses the old-style foot. Do I need a special foot or shank that is compatible with your rulers? Thanks so much.