Have you ever seen longarm quilters using rulers to keep their lines straight while in free motion? Or maybe executing curves and circles without having to draw on their quilts? Now, Leonie West of Australia has designed a system for domestic machines so that we can use rulers, too! Her rulers are so mathematically precise that you will get beautiful results with a minimum of marking on your quilts. Once you have drawn your placement lines, you are good to go! The Westalee rulers have taken the thought out of figuring out where and how to place the ruler to get the best outcome. This is really fun, easy and time saving!
Often described as an “artist with a sewing machine”, Paula Reid is a custom heirloom quilting specialist. Paula made her first quilt in April 1990, three weeks after attending the Glendale (California) Quilt Show with her best friend, Mary Ponce. Paula taught her first machine piecing class two years later, but found that her heart was captured by the quilting process. Machine quilting on her first Bernina machine was her very favorite way to spend time.
In 1993, Paula opened her machine quilting business, utilizing the skills she had developed working on her own quilts. Since the day that she made her very first quilt, she has quilted over 1,400 quilts, all on her regular home machines. Of these, 50% have been queen size, 25% king size and the other 25% were various smaller sizes. The largest quilt she has ever “fluffed and stuffed” was 112” x 128”!
“Fluff & Stuff” is what Paula calls her method for moving large quilts through a home machine. She began teaching workshops on her techniques in the southern California region in 1993, expanding to national teaching a few years later when appearances on “Simply Quilts” brought her to the attention of a larger audience. Now spending weeks at a time on the road, she has decided that nothing is more fun than sharing ideas with the quilters she meets on her travels.
Paula Reid's Ruler Play on a Domestic Machine
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