Welcome to a new Frame Quilting Friday! I've been looking forward to teaching you how to use the mini slide quilting ruler all week. Learn how to quilt two of my favorite designs using this ruler on a longarm machine in this new quilting tutorial:
Quick links to the tools and supplies shown in this quilting video:
Quilting with the Mini Slide Ruler
Both the Mini Slide Ruler and Super Slide Ruler are continuous line curves. This means if you line up your needle 1/4 inch from the ends the line will continue seamlessly to create a perfect flowing curve. The same curve is cut on both sides of the ruler intentionally so you can easily rotate the ruler whenever needed to continue your design.
My first tip for quilting with any ruler is to use something grippy on the back to help it stay in position as you quilt. I like using True Grips which add a bit of grippy texture to the back, but don't stick too firmly to the quilt surface. Click Here to find True Grips.
When quilting long curving lines the most important thing is to keep the ruler straight with the seam lines of your quilt if that's the look you're going for. I lined up one of the etched lines on the ruler with a seam line on the Double Stripe Diamond Quilt so I could stitch the curve continuously down the length of the quilt.
As I echoed back up that line occasionally I found the line I previously stitched not matching up perfectly with the etched lines on the ruler. You can fudge it ever so slightly by shifting the ruler to left or right while you're in the deepest part of the curve.
At any time, you can also rotate the ruler around 180° to match up the same curve but in the middle of the ruler rather than the outermost edges.
|Pinstripe Curves||Mesh Curtain||Curving Lines||Landscape Stitch|
Click here to learn more about my longarm machine and quilting frame, the Grace Qnique 15R and Continuum quilting frame.
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Let's go quilt,