Wow…when it rains, it pours! I got a nice email today from Debbie Wassenaar of thequiltjournal.com blog and she has been using yet another ruler foot on her Babylock Ellisimo! She is using an open toe ruler foot but the opening is on the left side. I’m going to assume that this foot was designed for use on a frame system (hence the odd positioning of the opening on the foot) but it will still work for the sit-down quilter. Again, we are all out there in the same boat, searching for ruler foot options until our sewing machine manufacturers catch up with us, so this is another option if you are still in search of a foot. You can find her blog post about the foot (with a photo so you can see it) by clicking here and you can purchase the same foot on ebay. Thanks for passing along this info, Debbie! (You should probably bookmark her blog url since she’s posting some great info about free motion quilting!)
One of the most important things about ruler work is having access to a reliable and safe ruler foot. Unfortunately, most home sewing machine manufacturers are behind on this, so most home sewers don’t have access yet to a ruler foot. Thanks to Amy Johnson of Amy’s Free Motion Quilting Adventures Blog, we’re learning about some ruler foot options that would not have otherwise occurred to us. I’ve now experimented with the Janome Convertible Foot and the ruler toe attachment on 5 models of Pfaff sewing machines as well as the Babylock Ellisimo and the Brother Quattro and had fabulous results! These 2 Janome parts may also work on your machine so we made a video that will show you each step I performed to use these parts on the aforementioned machines.
All of the aforementioned machines are low shank machines and I ordered the following 2 parts from Allbrands.com:
1. Janome Convertible Foot for Low Shank machines:
2. Janome Free Motion Quilting Foot Set:
(Remember, determine if your machine is low shank vs high shank before you order anything!) Now here’s the video that shows every single thing I did for all these machines:
…and you can find the crystal applicators in our store by clicking right here.