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Thread: Table topper & ruler work (#9)

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    Table topper & ruler work (#9)

    Since I am hosting Thanksgiving this year, I decided to make a quick little table topper for my Featherweight card table. I recently bought the book Quick & Easy Block Tool! and I picked 3 different blocks that I thought worked well together & that I liked the look of. I used less than 6 fat quarters to make the blocks, there was fabric from each color left and I popped over to Joann Fabricfor the fabric for the sashing, back, and binding. This also gave me a sewing fix since I now have to turn my sewing room back into a dining room:-)

    I have been having trouble figuring out how to quilt my big quilt from the New Quilting Bee so I used this topper to get some more practice with ruler work. Overall I am happy with how it came out. Some of the designs were real fun to do and I think they look good. I have not washed it yet, I just finished making it and I am going to guess that there will be some fun puffing with this:-) The pictures show it on the Featherweight table & it fits! Yahoo! my calculations worked.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Very nice!

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    Great work!

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    very nice indeed
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    it looks great.
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    you did a great job on your quilting--ready for that big quilt!

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    Beautiful!
    You must be having fun with your ruler work. \
    Which machine are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurWorkbench View Post
    Beautiful!
    You must be having fun with your ruler work. \
    Which machine are you using?

    Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
    I pieced on the Featherweight and quilted on the 201-2. When I first got my rulers, I was using the 15-88 but it became difficult treadling & learning how to use the rulers. I do plan to go back to the 15-88, once I am a bit more comfortable doing ruler work. I really like the machine for quilting:-)
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    Beautifully done!
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    Great table topper! Your ruler work is awesome!
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    ​Well done! I am having fun with my rulers also.

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    Looks great.
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    Impressive quilting. Lovely table topper

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    That's some amazing ruler work. Nice colors and piecing as well.

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    Your ruler work is very nice. It sounds intriguing to do. Enjoy your thanksgiving.

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    Theresa, your table topper is beautiful! I can't believe you just started quilting earlier this year, your work is fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscweaves View Post
    Since I am hosting Thanksgiving this year, I decided to make a quick little table topper for my Featherweight card table. I recently bought the book Quick & Easy Block Tool! and I picked 3 different blocks that I thought worked well together & that I liked the look of. I used less than 6 fat quarters to make the blocks, there was fabric from each color left and I popped over to Joann Fabricfor the fabric for the sashing, back, and binding. This also gave me a sewing fix since I now have to turn my sewing room back into a dining room:-'?I have been having trouble figuring out how to quilt my big quilt from the New Quilting Bee so I used this topper to get some more practice with ruler work. Overall I am happy with how it came out. Some of the designs were real fun to do and I think they look good. I have not washed it yet, I just finished making it and I am going to guess that there will be some fun puffing with this:-) The pictures show it on the Featherweight table & it fits! Yahoo! my calculations worked.

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    Can someone please give me an explanation of 'ruler work'?
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    You can purchase a ruler foot for most machines and use the 1/4 inch rulers on a sewing machine just like the log armers. I bought the Bernina #72 foot and rulers for my Bernina. Westalee has ruler feet and rulers that fit most other machines and I believe Janome has a new ruler foot as well. Go to Amy's site at www.freemotionquiltingadventures.blogspot.com and watch her videos on YouTube.
    Basically you are running the ruler foot along side a ruler to make designs while moving the quilt. It takes a bit of practice but I am finding it easier then regular FMQing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvsfan View Post
    Can someone please give me an explanation of 'ruler work'?
    There are a couple of companies that have developed a foot and rulers/templates that can be used on domestic sewing machines similar to what longarms have for quilting designs. You hold the ruler against the foot anf follow the contour of the ruler to create designs. Google "Westalee Ruler", there are quite a few videos. It is not as easy as it looks in the videos - LOL!
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    That looks great- your ruler work is coming along nicely tscweaves!

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    Beautiful table topper and quilting.
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    What a great exercise with your rulers...looks like you’ve got them down pat. Nice job.
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    Very pretty and festive. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

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