Friday, January 13, 2017

Ruler Work

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I've been working on this quilt to practice ruler work. I always find ruler work difficult. I'm afraid to keep my ruler foot snug too tightly next to the ruler. I've actually broken a few needles when I  have slipped the ruler under the needle. But if it's not tight enough, I tend to veer away from the ruler! I'm trying to find the right amount of pressure I need to follow the ruler and not break my machine!

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My friend was kind enough to let my practice on a quilt she made for Quilts for Kids. I'm trying a little custom quilting as well as the ruler work. Of course, I get to meander a good portion of it! That's my go to stitch for any project I'm quilting!

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I ordered this fabric to use as a backing. I'm not sure why but I love large floral fabrics for backings! I feel they're perfect to finish up that quilt!

Have a wonderful weekend!! 

8 comments:

  1. I recognize those owls! :-)

    That's a very pretty backing. What will the front look like?

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    1. Thank you, Em! The owl quilt top is easy to quilt because it's so well made! I might use that backing for the quilt I designed. Love that big print!!

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  2. Great job! Always nervous to practice machine quilting, but practice makes progress! Love the backing fabric!

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    1. Thanks, Kat! It is very nerve wracking! I'm almost done and I must admit that using the ruler has become so much easier! I really do need that practice!

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  3. love your backing and those owls.you are a brave gal to use rulers. LOL

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! I'm always afraid I'll screw up my machine when I use rulers. I definitely feel I'm doing better. Need lots of practice!

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  4. What is ruler work??I've never heard that term before. Anyway--your quilting looks lovely hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! Ruler work is laying a ruler down on the quilt and quilting around it. Sort of hard to coordinate your hands, machine and quilt! Getting a little better after working on this quilt.

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