Amy's Free Motion Quilting Adventures is featuring ruler work for the month of May. I haven't done too much with rulers. I find it takes lots of coordination. You have to keep the ruler in place and continue to sew at the same time. It sounds so much easier than it is! However, I have used straight rulers and found they weren't too bad. In the picture above, I marked the lines using a blue marker but used a long arm ruler as I was sewing. This seemed to work very nicely for me.
In this last picture, I used a straight ruler to section off my black border. I had planned on free motion quilting in every other section but decided to fill in each section instead. I didn't mark this first. I measured my border and chose to make the sections 2 inches since the border was an even 68 inches. It worked out almost exactly!
That's the extent of my ruler work so far. I'm hoping Amy teaches us some easy ruler work that even I can master! I'm certainly looking forward to it!