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Old 10-20-2020, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by tropit View Post
I wonder, can you use that type of sewing machine foot and rulers for a slant needle machine?
Westalee came out with a foot for the slant machine. I have it, but have not used it yet. I didn't think about not being able to drop the feed dogs on my 401 before I bought it. It just seems like too much trouble. I may sell it on sewitsforsale.io. When I finally get my 15-91 in the house, I may try again with the low shank ruler foot.

edit: I just looked it up in the manual and the feed dogs will drop on the 301. I tried it and it works.

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Old 10-20-2020, 10:43 AM
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I love my B ruler foot and rulers. The spin rulers from Westalee are fun to make designs inside a large empty block.. Angela Walters new series on using rulers has been great as well. I like that as she back tracks on the rulers, she has some oopsies too.
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Old 10-20-2020, 11:14 AM
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NZquilter, your quilts are beautiful and ruler work also.
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Old 10-20-2020, 12:10 PM
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Old 10-21-2020, 03:07 AM
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I bought the sampler set at a quilt show about 4 yrs ago, and it has been setting in the drawer all this time. I keep thinking I should try it, and after reading some of these comments, I just may have to.
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Old 10-21-2020, 03:20 AM
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Your quilt is beautiful.
I don't understand how to move the quilt and secure the ruler in place at the same time. Could someone explain?
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Old 10-21-2020, 04:23 AM
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Angela Walters explains it well.....you set the ruler on the quilt with the edge where you want the stitches to go. then you use the ruler as a "sort of a handle" to move the quilt keeping the edge of the ruler up against the side of the foot. This is why we need that special ruler foot as it has a higher edge to keep the ruler from getting under the needle which would not be good! It helps if the ruler has some sort of a grippy surface so it does not slide around on the fabric....some use those plastic dots that adhere to the bottom of the ruler but there is also special tape you can apply. The Angela Walters rulers has a rough surface on the bottom that helps the ruler stay in place on the fabric. I also use quilting gloves to help me move the quilt.
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Old 11-06-2020, 01:59 PM
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I use longarm size but i have high shank machine so no issues. Low shank you have to get thinner rullers to be able to use behind foot.
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Old 11-07-2020, 05:28 AM
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I have all Angela Walter's rulers and the intro Westalee set. Both nice but I prefer Angela's.
Her series is fantastic! I love that she isn't a perfectionist. That sits well with me, especially since I'm new with rulers.
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Old 11-07-2020, 06:49 AM
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I have just gotten some of Angela Walters rulers and I do like them.....as I have a long arm, I also tried some of my long arm rulers which also worked....I had the 8 X 2 inch "Ideal Quilt Guide Angel Edition" which has a special tape on the bottom that can be washed once it looses it stickiness and I love how it "sticks" to the fabric yet is very easy to lift and reposition...I loved using it the best on my long arm and it also is great for the sit down ruler work. I did buy two kinds of pricey tape off of Quiltedjoy's website that is supposed to work like that sticky tape but have not applied it yet to my smooth rulers from HQ....
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