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Thread: FMQ with ruler

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    FMQ with ruler

    Had a demo of HQ Sweet 16 at Vermont Quilt Fest on Sunday. Absolutely love it, but haven't figured out a legal way to acquire the cash to buy one. Anyway, David Taylor (I think) showed me how you can use those acrylic straight or curved rulers against the foot to make nice lines. My question is, could you use those with the FM quilting foot of a regular machine? I have a Janome MC 9000. Don't want to break anything, but thinking it might work. Just had a phone call from a contractor who wants to paint part of our old house, which really needs it, for the exact price quoted as the "show discount price" of the the Sweetie. Maybe I could make a really big quilt with holes for windows to cover house instead? LOL
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    That's a tough call, myself would probably try to find a way to get the machine???? Then I would probably pay for the house paint.

    Good luck, delma

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    Thanks, Delma. I agree, but too much old wood is beginning to show through the peeling paint. Don't want house to fall in on the quilting room.
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

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    I am interested if anyone has the answer to using those rulers with a Bernina 820 as well.

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    As long as the ruler is thicker than your FMQ foot hops, you should be able to do it. I have been playing around with this for my Brother Innovis machine and it has worked. I'm getting a little more bold with trying this out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arleners View Post
    As long as the ruler is thicker than your FMQ foot hops, you should be able to do it. I have been playing around with this for my Brother Innovis machine and it has worked. I'm getting a little more bold with trying this out.
    I tried it once and scared myself silly. Be VERY careful.

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    Maybe you could find a used HQ 16 and then buy or have someone make the table for making it a Sweet 16. I'm sure there are some online as so many do trade up.

    Maybe you could barter with the painter. A special quilt for part of the price of painting the house.

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    Love the house quilt idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arleners View Post
    As long as the ruler is thicker than your FMQ foot hops, you should be able to do it. I have been playing around with this for my Brother Innovis machine and it has worked. I'm getting a little more bold with trying this out.
    Thank you, Arlene. That's just the answer I was hoping for. It makes sense to me! Gee, I have cousins who live in Stony Brook. Beautiful place. We went over on the ferry and really enjoyed the visit.
    Lynn
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    I was just wondering about this. My luck I'd quilt over the ruler & destroy everything!
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