Did you try to sew along rulers with the Adjustable Ruler Foot # 72? Well, I made several blocks and liked it a lot. I collected 6 that succeeded well and suggest to make a placemat with the rulerfoot-exercises. Instructions and information can be fuond in these blogposts: Start to quilt with the adjustable rulerfoot 72 and Quilt curved lines with adjustable rulerfoot 72.
I suppose you have sewn several blocks. It’s up to you whether you choose to repeat the same or to make variations with the rulers. I described 4 in the previous blogposts. To make this placemat we need 6.
I added these to my collection:
For the left one, I found out that a larger space in between the lines would prevent difficulties in overlapping or touching the curves. For the right one, I had to think well how to change directions in straight lines. It was fun to find a new pattern with straigh tlines.
Make a placemat with the rulerfoot-exercises.
We made the blocks per 2, now cut the patches to single blocks. Find a nice combination to sew together to a placemat. When you find a satisfying composition, cut all 4 sides of the left over batting to 0,5 cm. You need to fold over the front and back fabric away and cut with a rotary cutter.
Now cutthe fabric of all connecting seams to 1,5 cm. Cut the outer seams to 2 cm.
Sew the blocks together, with a 1 cm seam allowance. Iron open the seams on the back.
Add a fabric with equal sizes to the back (wrong sides together).
Sew the outlines together with a zigzag stitch. It’s easier to finish with biastape.
Sew the biastape to the edges to finish the placemat. I used Binder attachment # 87.
The placemat is finished. These exercises were a double gain: you learned how to work with the adjustable ruler foot 72 as well as the Ruler Kit Tableje and you finish to have an extra creative placemat.
A few more tips to work with the adjustable ruler foot:
- Keep training, you really need a learning curve!
- Sart bigger projects when you feel safe with the smaller ones.
- Accuracy and symmetry are key features.
- Adjust the heigth of the ruler foot to the volume of your project. It’s one of thecharacteristics of the presser foot.
- Experiment with new creative ideas!
Do you think it was a good suggestion to make a placemat with the rulerfoot-exercises we made before?