I’m so excited!! At long last I have my hands on my very own ruler foot for my BERNINA 770 QE. It’s the #72 foot, called the adjustable ruler foot for use with the domestic machines. (It only fits on the newer 3-digit BERNINAs, not the older 4-digit models.)
What it does is allow you to quilt along the edge of thick specialty rulers to achieve straight lines using free-motion techniques and smooth curves without marking. Until recently, this was a technique only longarmers could do.
I own 2 ruler work rulers, from Accents in Design.
Now before you start asking me tons of questions, realize that I’m just starting my adventures in ruler work, so I won’t have those answers for you quite yet. I’ve only quilted one quilt so far using the rulers. I used it in combination with walking-foot/dual feed quilting in the center of Fractured, from mine and Angela Walters’ book, The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting.
I quilted the purple section of Fractured using ruler work and the BERNINA dual feed.
As a BERNINA ambassador, I’ll be getting up to speed with ruler work so that I can begin teaching my fellow BERNINA owners how to do it, but it will take some to figure out my methods and works best.
In the meantime, I’ve given myself some homework. I’ll be re-watching my friend Amy Johnson’s two Craftsy classes on ruler work. Click the links below to get my special Craftsy instructor discount when you purchase each class for yourself.
I’m excited about the possibilities of this new technique and I’ll keep you posted on my progress!
If you haven’t yet picked up my Craftsy class, click here to save 50% on The Quilter’s Path. Watching all 3 classes should keep you busy for awhile! 🙂