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The Westalee Sew Steady Ruler Foot Starter Package is the answer to your ruler foot sewing needs.
Guidelines on most machine Ruler Foot Selection Below for your Domestic Machine!
The Ruler foot, made from composite stainless steel, is designed to float just above the quilt sandwich, there is no hopping mechanism to get in the way of your hands or impede your vision
Do you ever wish you could quilt using rulers and templates like those who own a Longarm Quilting Machine?
Exciting News! You now can!
Westalee Design Rulers have developed a Ruler Foot and a series of quilting templates just for YOU which are 3mm (for Low Shank) to 4.5mm (for High Shank) thick which is ideal for domestic sewing machines.
Low shank machines have less clearance behind the foot and under the presser foot bar - the reason we have the specially made Low Shank Rulers, always use the thinner ruler with Low Shank Foot (LS) Medium Shank Foot (MS) and Low Shank machines.
Babylock Machines - Most low shank feet and low shank (LS) templates Except - High Shank & High Shank (HS) Templates- Ellageo, Aria, Crescendo, Destiny,Unity, Journey, Blpy Spirit
High Shank Special (HSS) Foot & HS Templates: Babylock Jane, BLQP, BL500A
Long Arm Templates with ½” Ruler foot: Blsj18 Crown Jewel, Tiara Ii, Tiara IiiBltr16, Tiara Janome Most are– Low Shank Feet using low shank templates except:
High Shank Foot and Templates: Atelier 5, Skyline S3, S5,S7, S9, 300E MC,350EMC, XC 500, 552, 656a, 5000MC, 6600MC, 6600P MC,5700MC, 7700QCP, 8000MC, 8100QC, 8200QC, 8900QPC, 9000MC, 9400MC, 9500MC,9700MC, 9900MC, 10000MC, 10001MC, 11000MC,12000MC, 15000 MC
High Shank Special Foot & High Shank Templates: Janome 1600P, 1600P-DB 1600-QC Most long arm rulers are too thick to be safely used behind the foot of a low shank machine. NOTE -the Janome 6600 and 7700 machines are high shank machines that use the 4.5 mm templates as the accufeed system can interfere with the thicker rulers behind the foot. So do not try using the Longarm Rulers.
Pfaff Bill West Your Pfaff Expression 4.0 has a Medium Shank Ruler Foot but the Passport does not have the mezzanine position so it requires a Low Shank Ruler Foot. They both however use Low Shank Templates. Pfaff – Most are Medium shank foot (MS) or Low shank foot (LS) except:
Pfaff Medium Foot 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, 2170, 2144, 2027, 2027
Pfaff High Shank Machine:1197,1199,1200,1209,1211,1212,1213,1214,1215,1216,1217,1221,1222,1222E,1222SE Pfaff High Shank Special Foot & High Shank Templates: Pfaff 1200 Grand Quilter
Pfaff Long Arm Templates with ½” Ruler foot or 9/16” (must specify): Grand Quilter 18.8,Power Quilters P3
Bernina – Most low shank & low shank templates with #77 shank adapter except:
Medium Shank Ruler Foot & Low Shank Templates: Bernina 7 Series and 8Series machines benefit from a MS foot as it allows the foot to sit lower to the plate and helps remove the hop.
New # 72 Foot:
Recommend High Shank but works with all template thicknesses
Long Arm Templates with Bernina ½” Ruler Foot #96 : Q20, Q24
Bernina, the series 7 and series 8 machines use the Westalee medium shank ruler foot with the #77 Bernina adapter.
Brother Machines Most are Low Shank Following are High High shank Feet & High Templates Brother – ULT(2001, 2002,2003), VE2200, VQ3000,VM5100, VQ2400, VM6200, XV8500D
High Special Foot & High Shank Templates: Brother PQ1300, PQ1300,PQ1500S
Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines Most are Low Shank Machines - make sure the auto lift is turned off.
The information listed below seems to be a great fix for the issues often experienced when template quilting on Husqvarna Viking sewing machines. This includes Designer Diamonds, Rubys, Sapphires etc.
1. Do not choose FREE MOTION setting.
2. Go into settings menu and uncheck AUTO FEED DOG DROP - this will open another Menu where you can CHECK to lower the feed dogs.
3. Then uncheck SENSOR SYSTEM.
4. Use the STRAIGHT STITCH (make sure to center your needle in the RULER FOOT) and you should be good.
I have not had any issues with the Designer EPIC; however, if you experience problems, please try the above changes.
Information submitted by Donelle McAdams, Accredited Westalee Teacher Rule #1 for ruler work is to never raise the foot while the needle is down or lower the needle while the foot is up.