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Thread: Using rulers on a frame with a DSM

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    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?

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    Watson

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    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.
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    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

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    You need a base to keep rulers steady on a frame. And to keep from breaking needles, hitting rulers and to get consistent stitches
    Brother (XL-3500i, CV3550, SQ-9050, Dreamweaver XE6200D), Juki MO-2000QVP, Handiquilter Avante

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    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.

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    Quote 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.
    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.
    ali

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