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Beginning Ruler Work Workshop



A series of 3 classes for Beginning Ruler Work will teach you how to use basic Ruler Work Rulers,

mark your blocks, how the rulers and designs fit into your blocks, and how to troubleshoot

stitching problems.

Educator: Susan Gouge

Ruler Work Group Basic Class Supplies

**You will need to know if you have a High, Low or Medium Shank and purchase the appropriate Ruler Work Foot and Templates

 

Ø Sewing Machine in good working order, and one on which the feed dogs can be lowered.

Ø Size 12 and Size 14 Quilting Needles, Size 14 Top Stitch Needles.

Ø Extension table, such as a Sew Steady table, or one that came with your machine. The extension table needs to be large enough to support the quilt sandwich/quilt and the size of the rulers.

Ø Sew Steady Slider/Grid Glider: [We can order these if you don’t have one, as they are necessary]

 

Ø Ruler Foot that fits your machine

Ø Westalee 12” Arc

Ø Westalee Design Sampler Template Set 1, which includes 6 templates [We use the templates for a lot of designs and classes.]

Ø Westalee Space Gauge

Ø Westalee Stable Tape

Ø 8-inch or 12-inch 8-point Crosshair Ruler. I suggest the 12-inch, if you need to buy one.

Ø Cotton Fabric: You will want to use a somewhat plain fabric for class, as we want the quilting to show up so that you can see what you are doing. The class work samples you make will become your workbook and reference book, so you will also be writing on the blocks, at least in the beginning.

Ø Low Loft Batting, such as Warm and Natural. We don’t want loft, as the quilt sandwich will need to fit under your Ruler Work Foot with enough space for the foot to ‘glide’ over the quilt sandwich.

Ø Chalk Marker, Frixion Pen, or Marker of choice. It will need to show up well on your fabric choice. Please read all directions on your markers so that you are aware of what to expect from them. I usually use a chalk marker or a Frixion Pen.

Ø Best Press, if you are using the Frixion Pen – Donelle McAdams, my favorite Westalee Ruler Educator, has found that if you are using Frixion Pens, the best way to eliminate the chance of a light grey line remaining on your fabric is to iron the fabric with Best Press, let dry well, and then repeat the process. She says this creates a barrier between the ink and the fabric fibers and it will iron off with no problem. She also said that any marks that may be left should wash out. This step is optional, but one that I find helps the fabric shrink a bit less during quilting and adds a bit of sturdiness to the fabric. I almost always ‘Best Press’ my fabric squares before ruler work quilting now.

Ø Cotton threads that will show up on your fabrics. We use 50 or 60 wt. cotton thread in class.

Ø Notebook and pencil/pen for notes.

Ø Ink pen or permanent fine-line pen for writing on fabric samples, which becomes your reference and workbook.

Ø Fabric Scissors

Ø Rotary Cutter and at least a 12” long Quilt Ruler. Most of our quilt sandwiches will be 12 or 14” square. Please have them precut per class instructions that will be mailed out prior to each class.

Ø Basic Sewing Supplies: bobbins, clips, threads, extra needles, and anything you usually use.

Feel free to take photos during class to help you remember things at home. J

*If you do not know the shank height of your machine, email me with the Brand and Model of your machine and I will try to find out what it is


Skill Level: Beginner
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