Educator Pick of the month: Ruler work Kit

Pix courtesy of Amy Johnson of Amy’s Free Motion Quilting – Ruler quilting at its best!

Well, I am just so pleased with the rulers in our Janome Ruler work kit. They have been so well selected that you can do one heck of a lot of ruler quilting showing great variety.

The kit comes with a block marker for you to mark the horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines on your blocks –  a very handy tool indeed as some of my students discovered at Ruler Quilting 201 recently at Saskatchewan Stitches Conference: if you mark your blocks, it is MUCH easier to keep the design straight and where you want it to be. The block marker allows you to make vital registration marks on your quilt to keep you on track.

In addition, the ruler set includes a DVD which is well over an hour long. Leonie West explains in careful and full detail how to use each of the included 6 rulers.

AND there is also a full colour booklet of instructions if you prefer to learn that way or want the best of both worlds.

Full project instructions are included in this kit about how to make the practical ruler/template pouch or folder to store an carry around your collection of rulers in this kit (see pic below). It takes about 4-5 hours to make it so is not a huge, lengthy project – but just perfect for getting a taste of how to use the rulers in the kit and get the most from your investment.

This pic courtesy of Terry Mingee (Janome America Educator) who did his own variation of Ruler quilting on his block at the recent Ed Summit we enjoyed. Thanks for sharing, Terry.

There are 6 different rulers to use in this kit to create a stunning array of designs and combinations of designs:

From top left: Spin E Flex ruler; Simple pointed oval; Heart; elongated clamshell in next row; straight ruler and arc at the bottom

Note the strips of white “sticky” self liner type product. The kit includes this to cut, peel off the paper backing and stick to the underside of the rulers to prevent slippage. Janome sure does think of everything!

And another beautiful quilt with ruler quilting + free motion filling in. Pic courtesy of Amy Johnson

Text and crown were cut on the Artistic Edge 15 Digital cutter and appliqued with a satin stitch. The embroidered block set on point was embroidered on the Janome Mc15000 and is a Kenny’s Kreations design

We have been hosting RULE YOUR QUILTS AND REIGN OVER YOUR SEWING presentations across Canada since April 2018. And we still have a few more during the summer in Manitoba and Saskatchewan so check it out with your local Janome dealer. Hope to see you in Gimli, Yorkton and Saskatoon!

The feedback has been great as we have explained all about the Convertible Free Motion foot set with the “ruler foot” attachment – with which machines to use this ruler quilting system.  And all about the new QR Ruler foot and the upgrades to our Janome Mc15000 and Janome MC9400 and how you can get brilliant ruler quilting results with this QR foot system.

We were literally selling out of these Ruler Work Kits wherever Michael; Erin, Yvonne and I have been visiting! But the good news is that we still have some left……ask your authorized North America Janome dealer today to order you a kit! AND……may we suggest that you ask your dealer when we might be returning to their store if you missed one of our recent Janome Ed events this Spring. Make sure your dealer knows to keep you informed about when we will be next visiting to your area.

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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3 Responses to Educator Pick of the month: Ruler work Kit

  1. Pingback: An Update after a break … | Quilting Gail

  2. Shelley-Anne Zegers says:


    I’m just wondering where I can purchase the ruler work kit.

    Thanks. Shelley-Anne

    Sent from my iPhone


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