Ruler Work for Quilting - Ovals and Circles
Intermediate | 1 hour 2 min
Ruler Work for Quilting - Ovals and Circles
Taught by Sue Nickels
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Get ready to dive deep into circular motifs with expert ruler work quilter, Sue Nickels. You’ll begin by learning how to create a design plan, and then use circular and oval rulers to create satisfyingly precise quilted curves. Sue’s clear and enthusiastic instruction will give you the tips and encouragement you need to be successful on your home machine. Note that this intermediate-level class is ideal for students with some free-motion quilting experience.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Sewing Machine; Sue is using a Bernina 770 QE
  • Ruler Foot - specific to home sewing machine brand/model; For Bernina, use #72 adjustable ruler foot
  • Straight Stitch Throat Plate
  • Rulers - Straight Line Ruler, Nesting Circles and Nesting Ovals available in the Bernina ruler set for domestic machine and at Quilters Rule 
  • For most high shank machines
    • Mini Straight Line Ruler ¼”- QR-MSLT
    • Nested Mini Circles ¼”- QR-NMC04
    • Nested Mini Ovals ¼”- MQT-NMC01
  • For most low shank machines:
    • Mini Straight Line Ruler 3/16”- HMQT-MSLT
    • Nested Mini Circles 3/16”- HMQT-NMC04
    • Nested Mini Ovals 3/16”- HMQT-NMOV01
  • Grip strips for ruler; Handi Grip Strips
  • Sewing gauge
  • Snips or small scissors for clipping threads
  • Quilters Gloves or rubber glove fingertips
  • Marking pencils; Sue uses Quilter’s Choice from Roxanne’s
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Rulers for measuring and marking
  • Cross Hair Ruler; Westalee brand
  • Sewing machine needles; Sue uses Schmetz Microtex Sharp - 80/12
  • Thread; Sue uses Mettler 50 weight color #0121 Summersun
  • Self-threading hand-sewing needle and basting hand-sewing needle
  • Design supplies - graph paper, pencils, stitching line discs, circle template)
  • Masking tape
  • Safety pins: Size 1 (75 needed) or 505 Spray Adhesive for basting
  • Kwik Klip
  • Project - top, batting and backing
  • Class PDF
Yardage for Project:
  • Dark blue fabric for top - 1 yard
  • Print fabric for backing - 1 ¼ yards
  • Batting - 35” x 35”
  • Binding fabric - ½ yard
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Learn how to:
  • Work with rulers in free motion quilting on your home sewing machine
  • Design, mark, and baste a quilt
  • Stitch circles and ovals using a ruler    

What you'll get:
  • A 6-part series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to use circular and oval rulers to create precise curves in your free motion quilting
  • 8 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list and a PDF with tips and a diagram
  • Step-by-step instructions by expert quilter Sue Nickels
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Ruler Work for Quilting - Ovals and Circles Reviews
101 users recommended this class to a friend
Karen Kurdziel
This is a great intro class for those wanting to use rulers in their quilting…it makes the prospect less scary. She also shows how the “bury threads” something often talked about but I’ve not seen demonstrated
April 30, 2024
Loretta Lopez
very informative I have never used an oval ruler before
More than 3 months ago
Elizabeth Vogt
Great information! The teacher was very specific and methodical.
More than 3 months ago