JANOME’S “RULER” FOOT AND FREE MOTION USING RULERS

CONVERTIBLE FREE MOTION FOOT WITH OPEN TOW ATTACHED AT THE BOTTOM. tHIS IS WHERE THE RULER FOOT WOULD BE ATTACHED FOR RULER WORK - SEE NEXT PIC

CONVERTIBLE FREE MOTION FOOT WITH OPEN TOE ATTACHED AT THE BOTTOM. THIS IS WHERE THE RULER FOOT WOULD BE ATTACHED FOR RULER WORK – SEE NEXT PIC

Well, it is quite staggering how incredibly “HOT” this technique has become in the last while. Everyone is talking about using rulers for free motion work on regular stationary sewing machines.  Using rulers with long arm quilting machines on a frame has been done for a long time. But what is really “hot” right now is using the same sort of rulers long-armers use to free motion straight lines, circles, scallops and all sorts of shapes…..but this is done on any stationary sewing machine where you move the fabric & ruler instead of the machine across the frame.

I am getting SO many phone call; emails and blog queries that I thought I should do another blog post on this topic.

this is all free mtion quilting using rulers or templates as a guide to make the shapes you desire for your quilting

This is free motion quilting using rulers or templates as a guide to make the shapes you desire for your quilting

Just so you are aware: I have done many posts over the last 12-18 months on this same topic so you may search for ruler foot in the search box on janomelife. This will show you all the posts on this topic.  However, I will repeat a good deal of the information here as most people don’t seem to know it is possible to go back in the archives of our janomelife blog to access all past posts.

more ruler work

more ruler work

Also: you might be aware of the website http://www.craftsy.com. Just a week or so ago, Amy Johnson’s class on Ruler work became available for purchase. I bought it and found it pretty good. Amy has been doing ruler work for a couple of years and she is a Janome fan – she actually uses the Janome MC8200 in her online class and shows the “ruler” foot I will feature today. You might like to investigate this online course.

This is attached to the bottom of the Convertible Free motion foot

This is attached to the bottom of the Convertible Free motion foot

THIS is the foot that everyone is calling the “ruler” foot. It was actually made for the Janome 1600P straight stitch machine. However, we have found that it works wonderfully well when attached to the bottom of the CONVERTIBLE FREE MOTION FOOT SET.  So you have to start there. Some of our machines come standard with this Convertible Free motion foot set. Some don’t & you will need to purchase it from your local Janome dealer. Please be sure to buy the correct one for your machine model as follows:

  1. LOW shank machines with 7mm wide stitching  Convertible Free Motion foot set Part # 202002004
  2. HIGH shank machines 7mm wide stitching Convertible Free motion foot set Part# 202001003
  3. HIGH shank machines 9mm wide stitching Convertible Free Motion foot set Part# 202146001
  4. Please note that Janome is not recommending the use of this Convertible Free motion foot and “ruler foot” attachment for machine models which have automatic presser foot lift as there is a chance that the foot could go up too high in the auto presser foot lift function and cause damage. Warranty will not cover damage caused by using these feet on models with Auto presser foot lift: Janome Mc12000, Mc15000 and Skyline S7.
CONVERTIBLE FREE MOTION FOOT WITH OPEN TOW ATTACHED AT THE BOTTOM. tHIS IS WHERE THE RULER FOOT WOULD BE ATTACHED FOR RULER WORK - SEE NEXT PIC

CONVERTIBLE FREE MOTION FOOT WITH OPEN TOW ATTACHED AT THE BOTTOM. tHIS IS WHERE THE RULER FOOT WOULD BE ATTACHED FOR RULER WORK – SEE NEXT PIC

THEN add the ruler foot set Part # 767434005 – same part number for any of the #1-#3 feet listed above.

Convertible free motion foot set with RULER foot attached. Note the thick "lip" or edge that will ride up against the rulers

Convertible free motion foot set with RULER foot attached. Note the thick “lip” or edge that will ride up against the rulers

More ruler work using different shaped rulers: free motioning circles & scallops is a breeze!

More ruler work using different shaped rulers: free motioning circles & scallops is a breeze!

ruler 12

 

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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38 Responses to JANOME’S “RULER” FOOT AND FREE MOTION USING RULERS

  1. Sylvia says:

    Which foot can i use for the mc 8900?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Sylvia,

      As your MC8900 is a high shank 9mm model you need what I wrote in this blog post as follows: HIGH shank machines 9mm wide stitching Convertible Free Motion foot set Part# 202146001

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  2. Valerie says:

    Can I use the ruler foot on my MC 8200?

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  3. J Schnabel says:

    Which foot should I order for the Janome professional 6600

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  4. Lily feng says:

    Hi,I have Janome 2160 DC can I use free motion ruler feet?

    Lily

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  5. Marjorie Kenny says:

    I have a Janome 7700 Horizon and need to know what ruler foot I need.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Marjorie,

      The Janome Horizon 7700 is a HIGH shank 7mm model. In this blog post that you attached your comment to, your machine is therefore #2 so please follows those specifications + further down in the post it mentions you also need: Part # 767434005 – so typically a high shank/7mm machines needs 2 parts. HOWEVER the first one listed under #2 is already supplied as a standard accessory with the 7700 so you only need to buy ONE part: 767434005.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  6. Linda Fielding says:

    H Liz. Is this foot set compatible with the 4900 Quilters Companion? I know I should not use this foot set on my 12000 but I am hoping I can use it on my 4900.

    Thanks Linda

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    • lizafrica says:

      Yes, Linda. I do believe you need a low shank set for the MC4900 but please check with your dealer. And you would need the slightly thinner rulers for a low shank machine.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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