Stacy from Sew Steady is a dynamic woman, constantly thinking of ways to improve and help the quilting community. Sew Steady give us quality products made in USA from Acrylic Tables to Westalee Acrylic Templates for Ruler Work. What a team - Sew Steady and Westalee! Quality as only Sew Steady can provide and the expertise of Westalee Designer Leonie West. Expect amazing deals as StitchintheDitch work with Sew Steady to give Canadians the best prices for the busy Sewing Season!
Stitch in the Ditch are thrilled to be part of this amazing growth for quilters in Canada
Now you can free motion quilt with templates on your domestic sewing machine using the Westalee Design by Sew Steady Rulerwork expands your quilting possibilities in so many ways
The essence of the Westalee Ruler concept is that it enables you to free motion quilt, but in a controlled way. If you would love to give free motion quilting a go but have always shied away from it then Westalee Rulers are here to guide you.
Stable Tape will no longer be included with Templates - sold Separately from March Purchase
Quilting with rulers from Leonie West
WHAT WE NEED
A Sew Steady Table to extend your work surface is essential, without an extension table the rulers and the quilt are not supported and become unsteady. Ruler work must be done on an even surface. The supporting legs are easy to adjust. Free Motion Glide - we have the Sew Slip Slider - this really does make the quilt sandwich move much smoother making quilting so much easier
For Most quilters Machingers Gloves are Essential for Ruler work and Free Motion Quilting. Crosshair Rulers Crosshair New BookCrosshair New Book Threads - most exciting time for Quilters! We are no longer expected to use 100% 40wt Cotton. Threads - now designed for Quilting they are amazing! Polyester variety is incredible, Cotton is also available for high speed quilting machines. Experiment with threads this is a wonderful time our selection has never been greater. Leonie West does not restrict herself to one thread weight in a quilt - she is happy to mix up the weights for different effects. Thread shredding is almost always caused by incorrect needle size for the thread being used. We recommend atall thread stand placed behind your machine- carrying the thread longer distance often prevents problems.
Low Shank: use 3mm rulers only
Medium Shank Ruler Foot For Berninas, the series 7 and series 8 machines use the medium shank ruler foot with the #77 Bernina adaptor.
Bernina Sewing Machines Bernina we recommend that you use the #77 Shank Adaptor
7 Series - Low Shank Ruler Foot, Presser Foot
Pressure setting “minus 4"
7 Series - Medium Shank Ruler Foot, Presser Foot
Pressure setting “minus 15"
8 Series - Medium Shank Ruler Foot Presser Foot
Pressure setting “minus 25"
and select Foot #9
These settings may vary slightly depending on the
quilt thickness you are using.
For a selection of Pfaff Machines that have a Dynamic Setting: Creative Sensation Pro, Creative Sensation, Creative Vision, Creative Performance, Creative 4.5, 4.0, 3.0, 2.0, Performance 5.0, Quilt Expression 4.2, 4.0, Expression 3.5, 3.2, 3.0, 2.0, Expression 150. Pfaff 1473 (Other Pfaff models use the Low Shank Foot.)
High Shank foot: JANOME SKYLINE
JANOME MC 9400
High Shank Special Foot: Pfaff 1200 Grand Quilter,
Husqvarna Mega Quilter,
Brother PQ1300 PQ1300 PQ1500S,
Janome 1600P 1600P-DB 1600-QC,
Singer 2OU 31-15,
Babylock BLQP BL500A,
JUKI --- DDL-227 DDL-555 DDL-8700 TL-98E TL-98P TL-98QE TL2000Qi TL2010.
MID ARM MACHINES Right now many Quilters are buying the mid arm machines they are all very similar. Sweet Sixteen Babylock Tiarra Janome Artistic etc The manufacturers supply the foot that works with rulers. You will buy the Westalee Long Arm rulers to work with these machines.
BERNINA Adjustable Ruler foot #72 has a little screw you can turn to raise or lower the presser foot to accommodate different thickness of rulers and different batting lofts.
Rulerwork expands your quilting possibilities in so many ways—and now you can do it on your domestic BERNINA machines
Latest greatest machine is the Janome 9700 that has the upgrade for ruler work included and comes with the new Janome ruler foot that has been tested by Sew Steady and approved as perfect for use with the Westalee Rulers