Then there is Adjustable Ruler foot Rulerwork expands your quilting possibilities in so many ways—and now you can do it on your domestic BERNINA machines. (Thanks, Swiss friends!) Hooray!
So, what can you do with rulerwork?
Ruler feet have high profiles, enabling you to stitch right along the edge of any quilting ruler that is between 1/4″ and 3/8″ thick, which gives you very uniform quilting lines. This works particularly well with straight lines and uniform shapes. (Warning: don’t try this technique with your rotary cutting rulers—they can slide right under the foot while stitching, resulting in an expensive repair.) You know those quilts you see with perfectly straight lines or perfectly uniform large circles? Well, chances are someone was using a ruler and ruler foot! Lots of piecers also love ruler work because you can achieve precision after just a bit of practice. (Warning: if I am teaching at your local BERNINA store I just might try to get you to love free-motion by introducing you to rulerwork and sneaking free-motion in!) And the BERNINA Adjustable Ruler foot #72 in particular even has a little screw you can turn to raise or lower the presser foot to accommodate different batting lofts.
Rulerwork is a quilting technique using thick acrylic quilting rulers to create exact, repeatable designs. Quilting rulers are used with a foot designed for rulerwork, as a guide for a line, a curve or a specific design. These techniques are not new to the world of quilting, most especially longarm quilting. Longarmers have been using rulerwork techniques for years. Now that we have a ruler foot for BERNINA domestic sewing machines, everyone is able to employ rulerwork techniques.