THE WESTALEE RULER FOOT a true 1/2" round Foot, opens up your creative side by enabling you to stitch with the guidance of a Template, a wide variety of designs normally reserved for the Longarm Machine Quilters.
What Ruler Foot do I need and what templates should I purchase?
The low and medium shank Ruler Feet take the low shank templates. The High and High Special Feet take the high shank templates.
wear quilting gloves - we recommend Machingers
LOW SHANK- MEDIUM FOOT- HIGH SHANK - HIGH SHANK SPECIAL
3 mm templates for low shank machines.
4.5 mm templates for High Shank machines.
1/4 inch (6 mm) mid arm - long -arm machines
LISTING SOME OF THE MANY MACHINES ON THE MARKET
MOST MODERN MACHINES ARE LOW SHANK
LOW SHANK BABYLOCK SOPRANO
BERNINA 1230 – 1630
BROTHER INNOVIS 900D
JANOME 6500 JANOME 3160QDC
MEDIUM FOOT ADJUSTED LOW SHANK FOOT ( CALLED MEDIUM) FOR PFAFF AND A FEW BERNINA USE LOW SHANK RULERS
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,
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).
BERNINA - Use Westalee foot - buy our amazing deal on the #77 Adapter and the Westalee foot works great. or -
Bernina ruler foot - The Adjustable Ruler foot #72
The #72 foot can be used with any thickness as it can be adjusted to different height. 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). When using the 7 and 8 series machines use - Medium Foot with Adapter
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 - LONG ARM MACHINES
MID ARM MACHINES PFAFF POWERQUILTER BABYLOCK TIARRA SWEET SIXTEEN JUKI
JANOME ARTISTIC SD
BERNINA Nolting, A1, Handy Quilter, Innova and Prodigy machines all have a true ½” round Ruler Foot. Janome Artistic Quilter, I've got data suggesting both a 1/2" and 9/16" foot are available
from your supplier
You Will need to check which foot you have. Having the 1/2" makes it easier for you with all longarm rulers
Gammil and APQS have a 9/16” Ruler Foot, which will stitch out at 9/32” from the ruler or template edge.
—an extension table designed to fit your machine will make quilting with rulers, templates and free-motion quilting so much easier.
You have more room for your hands, quilt, and templates with a table.
Slow Down! Watch Leonie West's Videos and take note she works at a slower consistent speed.
Tension—To have the look of good quilting, you should have your top and bottom threads buried in the batting where they connect. If you are seeing the bobbin thread on the top of your quilt, the top tension is too high, so lower it. If you are seeing the top thread on the back of your quilt, your top tension is too low, so raise it. Leonie West has a great video on tension and adjustments. Use a new needle Thread - good quality is important Basting—We recommend 505 Basting Spray.
Fusible Batting another good alternative.
Marking—When using Westalee Templates, it is beneficial to mark guide lines. Cross Hair Square is great and the Sewline marking tools work well • 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.
Weightless Quilter is excellent to hold your fabric stop the drag allow you to concentrate on your ruler work.
Don’t put your presser foot up when the needle is down. This is an important one. The way the Ruler Foot is made you won’t be able to do this. Get in the habit of always disengaging the needle down function before lifting the presser foot.