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1425 South Airport Rd West
Suite G
Traverse City, Michigan, 49686

Rulerwork Quilting

Rulerwork quilting minimizes the need to rotate your quilt under a domestic machine which cuts down on time and effort. You will quilt uniform designs with smooth lines and it will also help you develop your free motion skills. The stitching direction is determined by the movement of your hands. Quilting in several directions ensures a squarer finished piece. So bring your machine, drop your feed dogs and let's have some fun!! (Make sure your machine is clean and oiled before class.)

Supply List/Homework:

Sewing Machine with **Ruler Foot ** (see below)

Good Measure "Every Angle" Ruler (either low shank or high/longarm thickness)**

Make and bring to class a 22" square quilt sandwich with solids or blender fabrics.  A second, smaller practice sandwich is also recommended.  Use either safety pins or temporary spray adhesive for basting.

Cutting Ruler at least 24" in length with 45 degree lines for marking. I find a smaller cutting ruler for marking is helpful too...say a 2.5"x12" size.

Aurifil 50 wt. is recommended or whatever works with your machine! (I recommend using a contrasting colored thread vs the color of the top of your quilt sandwich so you can see your stitching easily.)

Full Bobbin with the same weight/brand thread to match your upper thread.

Seam Ripper

80/12 OR 90/14 Topstitch needles

Marking Tools (I prefer a blue wash-away pen.  Chalk can work well too. I suggest bringing 2 different colors that show up well on the top of your project.)

Quilting Gloves

Grid Glider or other Free Motion Glider

I recommend you consider purchasing a Posture Perfect Sit Upon.  It is important your sitting height is appropriate and ergonomic.  You'll get a better view and less fatigue.

Students will bring their own machine with manual for this class, and must be very familiar with using that machine beforehand.  You must be able to adjust thread tension, set up for free motion quilting, and have had some recent practice with free motion quilting on the machine before taking this class. You will also need a table top extension table or maybe boxes that are the same height as your machine so you have a flat, stable surface to work on.

Students MUST be ready to go at the time the class begins, so please plan to arrive 10 minutes early.  Have your machine threaded, correct/new needle, feed dogs down/ready for free motion, and your practice sandwich ready.  Make sure your tension is good to go for free motion.

**The type of ruler foot determines the template thickness you can use, so it is very important to know which type of foot works with your machine - ie low shank or high shank (NOT an ordinary embroidery foot.) I recommend contacting a machine dealer with your make/model of machine and they can help you purchase the right ruler foot. Let us know -well in advance- if your dealer is unable to help you, and we can check with our own resources.**

**To determine if your machine requires a low or high ruler foot, measure from the center of the screw hole to the needle bed of your machine in foot down position.  Low shank is 1/2 inch from the needle bed and a High shank is about 1 inch from the needle bed. Again, your machine dealer can help clarify what you have. Typically, any machine with a ruler foot can use a high shank/longarm ruler.  HOWEVER, some machines don't have clearance behind the foot and would require low shank templates.**

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Tracie

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1425 South Airport Rd West
       Suite G
       Traverse City, Michigan 49686