This book has more ideas than I could possibly think up on my own! I like the fact that the author shows how to combine ruler work designs with free-motion fillers. I also like the spiral binding that allows the book to lie flat, allowing for easier reference when trying some of these designs. I recently took a ruler work class using Westalee rulers for my domestic machine, so I am eager to try this technique on my quilts. I gave the book 4 stars instead of 5 because the author seemed to have a preference for Bernina rulers, and many of her designs seem to require those rulers as she does not show rulers by other manufacturers that can be used for those designs. But overall, this is was a worthwhile purchase and will inspire me to try more ruler work.
Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book
59 Outline Designs to Fill with Free-Motion Quilting, Tips for Longarm and Domestic Machines
Quilting rulers have long been used by longarm quilters to make uniform shapes while quilting, but now, with the advent of the domestic ruler foot, domestic quilters can join in on the fun, too! Amanda Murphy, best-selling author of the Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler, starts by showing you how to use 6 basic shapes of machine quilting rulers to lay a foundation for your quilting, then moves on to teaching you 59 different designs. Finish up by following Amanda’s suggestions for filling in the background space with free-motion quilting.
• Basic introduction to rulerwork, with tons of helpful information on using quilting rulers and ruler feet
• Stitch 59 designs using 6 basic quilting ruler shapes, including straight lines, circles, and squiggles
• Combine rulerwork and free-motion quilting with Amanda’s innovative suggestions
Shop Tip: Display this book near domestic ruler feet and sets of quilting rulers and templates (from BERNINA, Quilter’s Groove, Westalee, Eversewn, and others) to boost sales.
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