Free Motion Quilting Ruler Feet
Informaton and Supplies Below
Westalee sell 3 mm templates and recommends the use of 3 mm templates for low shank machines.
These are on the StitchintheDitch site as " Low Shank"
Westalee sell 4.5 mm templates for High Shank machines.
These are on the StitchintheDitch site as "High Shank"
Westalee sells rulers for mid arm - long -arm machines
1/4 inch (6 mm)
These are on the StitchintheDitch site as "Longarm"
Most modern machines are Low Shank Listing some for our High Shank - Medium Foot - High Shank Special
Westalee Medium Shank Ruler Foot: 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,
Quilt Expression 4.2, 4.0,
Expression 3.5, 3.2, 3.0, 2.0,
Other Pfaff models use the Low Shank Foot.
When using a Medium Shank Foot for your Pfaff machine, you will need to use either the Spring Free Motion setting for the Expression and Creative range of machines, or put your presser foot into the mezzanine position - free motion position - darning position (refer to your manual).
Place enough pressure on the ruler to gently guide foot along the edge without the ruler moving.
Bernina have a ruler foot - The Adjustable Ruler foot #72
The #72 foot can be used with any thickness as it can be adjusted to different heights, but I would recommend thicker rulers as they are much easier to manage.
The Adjustable Ruler Foot #72 is compatible with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Series machines from about 1998 forward (except model 950 and 1008). See the models below.
1 Series – 130, 140, 145, 150, 155, 160, 165, 170, 180, 185
2 Series – 200, 215, 220, 230, 240
3 Series – 330, 350, 380
4 Series – 430, 440, 450
5 Series – 530, 550, 560, 570, 580
6 Series – 630, 640
7 Series – 710, 720, 730, 740, 750, 770, 780, 790
8 Series – 820, 830
an alternative use the Westalee foot
Simple buy our amazing deal on the #77 Adapter and the Westalee foot works great. Bernina Sewing Machines
We recommend using the #77 Shank Adaptor (the #75 Shank Adapter is too close to the needle plate, making it difficult to move templates as the shank adaptor presses on the templates).
When using the 7 and 8 series machines use - Westalee Medium Shank Ruler Foot
Westalee 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.
TIPS FOR USE:
Never try ruler work without a ruler foot Wear gloves! Apply small pieces of Stable Tape on your ruler Use Sew Slip Slider on your sewing machine base to allow fabric to glide.
Use new needles for best results. New Chrome Needles for Quilting are exceptional! SUPERIOR Titanium-coated Topstitch Needles are also good Weightless Quilter is excellent to hold your fabric stop the drag allow you to concentrate on your ruler work.
Update - Leonie West does not support the Clarity Ruler Foot Due to Canadian Requests - We now have the Clarity Ruler foot in stock -- many Westalee customers like to have both options. Other customers love the clear foot for their echo work.
Longarm on Frame Machines
Ideally the Ruler Foot should measure 1/2” across the collar with the needle stitching at 1/4” from the ruler or template edge. This will make it easy to calculate spacings across a block or quilt.
AT A SIT-DOWN MODEL
• Place enough pressure on the ruler to move the fabric and ruler at the same time.
• There is a fine balance between the proper pressure and too much pressure.
Nolting, A1, Handy Quilter, Innova and Prodigy machines all have a true ½” round Ruler Foot. Gammil and APQS have a 9/16” Ruler Foot, which will stitch out at 9/32” from the ruler or template edge.
We now have a 1/2" hopping foot made for Gammill Machines.
Please advise if your longarm is 1/2" or 9/16" so we can supply the correct rulers