You may have seen many posts before today about our Janome Rulerwork kit. You have indicated to us that you wish to know about new products and tools you may wish to use in your sewing room …….so today we show more tools available in our Sew Comfortable range of accessories. You may not have seen these items before as they are brand new to Janome.
We are happy to add more rulerwork accessories to what we already offer: The Sew Comfortable range of rulers or templates for rulerwork. We have the rulers for use on our domestic sewing machiens as well as the thicker ones needed for our longarm quilting machines. Here is a pictorial overview below. Also check out this quilt little video and, of course, be sure to ask your local Janome dealer about any you see and would like to possibly purchase.
This block marker is very important to mark your block before beginning your ruler quilting. It is simialr to the one in the Janome Rulerwork kit but is now also available as a separate item for purchase.
This Spin E flex template is very popular and is available as a separate item
This gives a little more info on the Spin E flex 12 above – super cool quilting patterns are very easy to achieve.
Different size of Spin E flex.
And this is the Spin E flex 10 template – also available as a separate purchase for another variety of quilting possibilities.
And a different size of Spin E flex.
Circels are always SO popular. And very difficult to achieve a perfect quilted circle without the help from a template such as this!
Just look what you can do with the template/ruler above! Makes me think of spirographs when I was young.
And now we move to the thicker templates suitable for longarm quilters like our AQSD16 and AQSD18, as well as our stand up quilters like the QMP18
Here is a close up of the nesting rings above. They look a little “milky” – dont worry, that is because I did not peel off the protective plastic backing before taking the pics
And these are the nesting half circle rings.
An dhere is the VERY useful straight ruler with stop satrt indents so you dont over-shoot your spot. PERFECT for ditch and echo quilting
These are the multi clamshells. See below for ideas of how versatile this template is.
And our wave template – perfect for loads of designs at your longarm!
And multiple swag options in one package!
Swag design ideas
Mini scallop ruler with design ideas below.
And the invaluable straight template – Can you free motion a straight line without help from a tool?
And last, but by no means least, is the nesting oval templates
If you manage to scroll all the way down looking at this bumper selection of NEW quilting tools, I think you will agree that we got you covered with our SEW COMFORTABLE ACCESSORIES. Ask your local Janome dealer to order any you would like to purchase.
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Liz, how does the “ how to use rulers” video that shows how to turn off the auto presser foot lift on the 9400 relate to the 12000? The information that is with that Janome video states that these are the steps to follow for the 9400, 12000 and the 14000. I do not believe you can turn off the auto presser foot lift on the 12000.
Oh yes, you most certainly can turn it off! Look at the icons at the top or side of your screen. Look at your manual and establish which icon is to do with auto pivot function. It looks like a foot with a needle going through it. Exact same icon as on the MC9400, Mc9450, MC15000 etc. This must be switched OFF when you do ruler work. If you cannot figure this out, then I think you need to ask your local Janome dealer to show you. Hope that helps.
Hi Liz. This has been driving me crazy. However, I have found that icon. On the 12000 it is located under the stitch “adjust key” (top left) and that icon is at the bottom of the screen. It is too bad on that video they neglected to mention where that icon is on the 12000. Thanks again for all your help. Much appreciated.
I am glad you have found it. I KNOW the MC12000 has that function. Actually I believe it was the first of our Janome models to have this wonderful feature. Icons look the same even though they may be in slightly different places on the screen of different models. Who is your local Janome Dealer? Perhaps if you contacted them to get some owners lessons it might make using your machine less frustrating?
Your didn’t specify which Janome machines, domestic, you can use these new rulers on. I assume it is still the 15000, the new S7, the s9 and the 9450.
Just want to make sure there wasn’t something new about these rulers that allows for the other Janome machines such as the 12000.
You can use these rulers on any of our high shank Janome machines – the MC12000 included.
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Hi Liz. What is the difference with these new ruler that you can now use them on the 12000? This is great! Thank you.
There is no difference in the rulers. We have merely added more ruler options to our line. All we had previously was the janome Rulerwork kit. You have been able to do ruler work all along on your MC12000 provided you followed some instructions which we featured a year ago: See this link from January 2019 which has video’s which explain clearly how you can do ruler work on machines like the Mc12000. https://janomelife.wordpress.com/2019/01/08/ruler-feet-videos/
We have just got NEW Convertible Free Motion Ruler feet in stock which we will feature soon on janomelife. You may ask your dealer about the high shank one for the Mc12000 as they are in stock.
When I sat down with you in PG last fall you taught me so much in a few minutes. I am happy to see different templates are now available. I will be spending my Christmas gift certificate! The problem I am having now is finding the right marker to make my cross hair marks. All of the markers I have do not have a point that is long enough to go through the slot to the fabric. What do you use?
Thanks, glad to be of assistance to you. I like the water soluble marker called Heirloom. It is clear and shows the ink inside the pen so you know when it is running out/ going dry. It also has a long and fine felt tip which allows for easy marking in the slots of the block marker, etc. It is also easy to remove the marks with spritzing with water. There are many other markers on the market but that is my current favorite. You would need to ask PG Sewing to source the marker for you if they don’t already have it.
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Thanks for sending me the info about the marking pen to use with the quilting rulers. I Googled Heirloom markerss but didn’t find the one you described . Is it possible for you to email me a picture of the package? I will check in with PG sewing when I am in PG at the end of the month. Hopefully they will stock them.I am sure other quilters will need them too
Another question. I was using the spin e fex rulers but find it impossible to spin them when I use a tack. I finally gave up and didn’t use a tack and it worked better. Do you use a tack?
Not sure why you could not find it as it came up right away when I googled “heirloom fabric marker”. Here is a link: https://www.hakidd.com/product.php?iproductid=3066433
You won’t be able to buy from HA Kidd unless you have a wholesale account with them but PG sewing could probably order it for you. Show Ken and Melanie the link with pic.
And no, I don’t use the tack. Probably should but I manage without it. If you watch some ruler quilting videos (try Amy’s Free mtoon Quilting) these may show how to properly use the tack.