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.
We have many how to books available at the shop.  Here are a couple on straight line quilting.
Use mild soap and water to clean your acrylic sewing table and rulers.  Do not use products with alcohol or ammonia (such as Windex) in them since they will breakdown these plastics and cause these spidery cracks.

FEB 18 - MAR 31!!!

- Saturday 10-3

closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 

Current In Shop Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 10-3
or by appointment between 3-5pm.

We continue to operate with safety procedures, as noted at the end of this newsletter.
We understand that not everyone will be comfortable with these new operating procedures so we plan to continue offering curb side pick up.

You may also contact us if you feel more comfortable shopping with no one else in the store and we can make arrangements for this to happen.
We continue to operate with the following procedures for everyone's safety:
1) Limited customers allowed in the shop at one time.
2) Face coverings are required. All employees will be wearing face masks.
3) All customers are asked to use hand sanitizer when they enter the shop or use the disposable gloves provided.
4) Please do not come to the shop if you are experiencing any symptoms - fever, cough, sneezes, etc.  Employees are asked to stay home if they have symptoms.
5) Please observe at least 6 feet of physical distance from others while in the store and while waiting outside the store. 
6) We will be cleaning and sanitizing all high touch surfaces in the store, but are not able to clean every item that a customer might touch.  Please avoid unnecessarily handling of products that you do not wish to purchase.
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