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Anita M.

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PostSubject: Could this work?   Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:07 am

Just got this in an email from Nancy's notions. Looks knda neat! Would it be all that or just a dust collector?

http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/ruler+foot+and+template+set.do?extid=150926&code=154247-5700&e=amalinowski@ameritech.net&cohcid=amalinowski@ameritech.net&cmp=25993
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PostSubject: Re: Could this work?   Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:36 am

Anita, I've been seeing a lot about ruler work recently - I happened across the blog of someone who's really pushed the envelope and it has turned into a business and a teaching opportunity for her (she's got a new class up on Craftsy!). It's gorgeous, and though I haven't seriously considered 'going there', I do think of it when I'm trying to get some consistency and evenness in the lines I'm currently quilting.

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A new foot and then templates to follow, and then more templates for new designs I want to try... sounds like another excuse to spend lots of $  on something that I wouldn't use very often.

But it shore is purdy.

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PostSubject: Re: Could this work?   Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:10 am

For that price it won't work for me!  Shocked
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Anita M.

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PostSubject: Re: Could this work?   Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:22 pm

How much does it cost you to have something quilted, memaw?
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Anita M.

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PostSubject: Re: Could this work?   Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:23 pm

Would this be like the pantos, Fb?
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PostSubject: Re: Could this work?   Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:54 pm

Anita M. wrote:
Would this be like the pantos, Fb?

No, it's more of a single-line guideline. Like if you were doing a crosshatch design, you'd just put the ruler on top of the quilt and use the foot's edge along the ruler and sew ONE straight line. The benefit I see is that you would actually get a STRAIGHT line - or in the case of an arc or a circle, an un-bumpy line.

The blogger/teacher I read uses her rulers to mark lines on her quilts, too, to try out designs (like curved cross-hatching, which I am dying to try right now) before actually stitching them with the rulers.

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Anita M.

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PostSubject: Re: Could this work?   Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:08 pm

Interesting...
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PostSubject: Re: Could this work?   Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:09 pm

At that price, it definitely is not for me. When I started doing FMQ, I printed and cut out the shapes I wanted, then sewed around them. Now, I do things like hearts and leaves without a guide piece. I think it is mainly a matter of practice and improved courage. Craft stores have very cheap wooden pieces for crafting, also.
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PostSubject: Re: Could this work?   Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:10 am

Anita couldn't you make a couple simple guides and try them first.! Such a waste if you never used them.
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PostSubject: Re: Could this work?   Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:50 am

You could cut patterns from poster board to see if it is a help for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Could this work?   Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:29 am

I'm guessing it would work but I would also venture that there is a large learning curve. Keeping your ruler from slipping while you are moving your fabric is not near as simple as that video makes it seem. You would have to be willing to invest a lot of time practicing. Only you know whether or not you will really invest the time or just have good intentions.

On the other hand, you could use the rulers to draw the patterns (as per FB) and just follow the lines which would eliminate having to hold the ruler while you move the quilt. So the rulers could be useful for that. But there are less expensive shapes to trace around to create a pattern.

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