Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Using rulers on a frame with a DSM >

Using rulers on a frame with a DSM

Using rulers on a frame with a DSM

Old 03-14-2018, 10:22 AM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Watson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,537
Default Using rulers on a frame with a DSM

Has anyone ever used rulers when using their DSM on a frame?

I bought the ruler foot, as my LQS had them at 60% off but when I went to look at the ruler base for using a domestic machine on a frame, it is about $125.00. Plus shipping.

Before I blow that kind of money, has anyone ever done this?

Thanks,

Watson
Watson is offline  
Old 03-14-2018, 11:10 AM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 11,235
Default

I have a long arm setup. The bed of the machine is about the size of a DSM. I would not even think about using a ruler without the base. Because it's so easy to tip the ruler, it's dangerous to use one without the extension base.
PaperPrincess is offline  
Old 03-14-2018, 03:33 PM
  #3  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Watson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,537
Default

I wouldn't think of it either, Paperprincess, which is why I'm asking if anyone has this set up and it works properly.

The picture doesn't make sense to me.

Watson
Watson is offline  
Old 03-14-2018, 08:33 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,176
Default

You need a base to keep rulers steady on a frame. And to keep from breaking needles, hitting rulers and to get consistent stitches
Dolphyngyrl is offline  
Old 03-14-2018, 11:58 PM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 4,782
Default

The ruler base is under the quilt and works like a tiny table around your needle which moves with the machine. Yes, they are expensive, as are the longarm rulers.
JustAbitCrazy is offline  
Old 03-15-2018, 11:09 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
AliKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,943
Default

Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
The ruler base is under the quilt and works like a tiny table around your needle which moves with the machine. Yes, they are expensive, as are the longarm rulers.
They are worth the investment. The learning curve was quick. I onnly have a few rulers, but I think I chose wisely and love using them for certain projects. PM me if you want more specific info.
AliKat is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Maureen NJ
Main
6
08-01-2016 03:40 AM
jillmc
Main
3
06-10-2016 04:55 AM
hopetoquilt
Main
7
10-01-2013 08:46 AM
Tartan
Links and Resources
6
09-30-2013 08:28 AM
twoxover
Main
10
03-07-2013 10:26 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.