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October 1, 2018
Janome Ruler Kit Have you seen the Janome Ruler Work Kit?  It’s... from Living Water Quilter



Janome Ruler Kit


Have you seen the Janome Ruler Work Kit?  It’s been available for several months now. As a Westalee Design Accredited Teacher, I received a kit from Sew Steady a couple of months ago.

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For less than $100, the kit includes six fun templates and a Crosshair square ruler. Plus, the kit includes pattern instructions for each ruler and a DVD tutorial for making and quilting a ruler carrying case.

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I used two templates in the kit to make my Family Love banner. The Hearts of Plenty and Pointed Oval templates can be used to make unique ...

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September 7, 2018
ABCs of Ruler Quilting, A Design WorkshopFinally!  It’s been a... from Living Water Quilter







ABCs of Ruler Quilting, A Design Workshop

Finally!  It’s been a year from conception to completion for my first pre-printed panel design. Starburst is a 16-inch by 16-inch panel designed with ruler quilting in mind.

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Starburst is the canvas for my new workshop, ABCs of Quilting, A Design Workshop. Quilters learn design techniques using the Westalee Design Crosshair square, 12″ Arc, Sampler Set 1, and Circles on Quilts templates.

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In the ABCs of Ruler Quilting, A Design Workshop learn how to combine templates for multi-layered designs.

Plus learn new ways of using rulers to make designs for quilt blocks ...

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April 14, 2018
Windings Ways - Modern Vintage Part 2There are several phases to... from Living Water Quilter



Windings Ways - Modern Vintage Part 2

There are several phases to making a quilt. Each phase has many steps. The phases are fabric selection, the quilt top pattern design and finally, the surface quilting design. Each of these can be simultaneously challenging and fun. 

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Selecting  Southern Blooms and Neutral Vanilla  was indeed fun!  As an Island Batik Ambassador, several gorgeous fabrics we given to me for the April challenge - Looking Back, Vintage Quilts Inspiring New Creations.

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Selecting the thread for free-motion quilting is also fun and challenging. Should the thread blend or contrast with the fabric? I choose Aurifil 50wt ...

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February 8, 2018
Couching and Ruler quiltingHave you tried yarn couching? It is a... from Living Water Quilter







Couching and Ruler quilting

Have you tried yarn couching? It is a technique I tried over a year ago. It was an experiment that left me wanting to do more. This time I used the JUKI couching foot on the QVP TL2200S, a sit-down longarm quilting machine.

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First, the squiggle ruler was used to mark the curves. The JUKI couching foot has two attachments. One has a large hole for thick yarn and one has a smaller hole for thinner yarn. I used the larger hole to couch the yarn along the marked curves.

Then, using the squiggle acrylic ruler ...

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January 17, 2018
Whole Cloth Ruler QuiltingWhole cloth ruler quilting isn’t new.... from Living Water Quilter



Whole Cloth Ruler Quilting

Whole cloth ruler quilting isn’t new. What is new is the HUGE variety of acrylic rulers now available to domestic machine quilters. As we accumulate rulers for specific purposes, we should also consider how they can be used across a wide range of applications.

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Combining some old favorites with a new spinning template is a fun exercise for learning, applying and designing with rulers.  I didn’t plan.

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