On this quiet Holy day, I have been spending time in my studio working on digitizing an embroidery design and also doing some practice on ruler work at my domestic Bernina 830 LE.
I bought a ruler foot by an an Australian company Westalee and a #77 Bernina adapter foot so I actually have a ruler foot.
I borrowed some longarm rulers from my daughter-in-law, Beth, to see how this works.
I will be making a second video sometime this week using these rulers and this foot.
I learned a few things about this.
- I really needed something on the ruler to make it grab and hold the foot. I put some small squares of that spongy shelf paper backed with double sided basting tape in a couple of places on each ruler, careful not to cover up an important line or intersection.
- I tried both with and without my supreme slider, and found the slider was a must to make it work well.
- Beth loaned me one ruler that was thicker than than 1/4 inch and I found this would run into the screw on the adapter part of the foot assembly and make the ruler scoot out of alignment, but the normal quarter inch long arm ruler works just fine.
- I found the smaller, shorter rulers are much easier to use than longer bigger ones, and I only have one of her small-medium ones. She can use a much bigger ruler on her longarm.
- I need practice, but I like the way this is heading. The loan of her rulers has really helped me determine what I need to buy in the future (I have to give them back…LOL).
I have a vast collection of classical music, and some of it I’ve loaded onto my little Nano, which I listen to while I work. Today I chose some appropriate and beautiful music for Good Friday. It has so far been a blessed day, except my water heater has stopped heating water and we are waiting for the plumber rather than going to church. They said he may come as late as midnight! So be it. It is still Good Friday and a blessed day.
Sew happy everyone. Try some new technique for your creativity this week to celebrate Easter and spring. Cheers!