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Quilt curved lines with adjustable rulerfoot 72

Quilt curved lines with adjustable rulerfoot 72 after a first try with the straight lines in the blogpost Start to quilt with the rulerfoot.

See how we finish these blocks in Make a placemat with the rulerfoot-exercises.

I’m sewing with the Adjustable Ruler Foot # 72

Image of Adjustable Ruler Foot #72.

Adjustable Ruler Foot #72

Decorative quilt designs such as lines, feathers, circles etc. ✓   are created using a ¼-inch-thick Plexiglass ruler ✓  Markings on the inside and outside for simple, precise sewing ✓  The dial lets you adjust the height of the foot individually to the fabric thickness ✓  For 5.5 mm and 9 mm machines ✓ 

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Let’s take a look at another ruler from the Ruler Kit Table.

Image of Ruler Kit Table.

Ruler Kit Table

The BERNINA Ruler Kits contain five different templates.

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Fabric sizes are described in the above mentioned blogpost. Draw a 15 x 15 cm square on the other half of the fabric.

Add horizontal lines with a distance of 2,5 cm and draw the vertical centerline.

Start on the bottom left corner to sew along the square. After finishing the square, you will travel up along the sideline (only 1 or 2 stitches). Put your ruler on the fabric with the mark on top of a curve on the centerline, matching with the first horizontal line.

Check on the left and right of a low curve if the ruler is in a parallel position to the bottom line.

Press the ruler on the fabric. Hold it with a strong grip of your fingers (eventually with gloves) to prevent from slipping over the fabric. Then sew along the curved ruler.

Gebruik de rulervoet voor gebogen lijnen

In a larger project, you might need to turn the ruler vertical or horizontal, depending on the place.

Feel how to move fabric and ruler under the presser foot.

When you have stitched all lines, you’re finished with this block.

Iron the fabric to see the result:

Quilt curved lines with adjustable rulerfoot 72 Rulerwork Bernina


Use the rulerfoot with circle and oval ruler:

Draw 2 extra squares on fabric.

Finish with centerlines and diagonal lines. Draw a square 3 cm smaller than the outer square (in this exercise you don’t need the small square in the center).

Start to sew the outer square. When finished, sew curved lines with the circle ruler from corner to intersection  of lines.  Keep the opening away from the presser foot.

Going round the block, this is the result.

Bernina rulerwork gebogen lijnen rulervoet quilt

Now sew a second time, going from other intersection points to sidelines:

Quilt curved lines with adjustable rulerfoot 72 Rulerwork bernina

At first, I added an extra line to sew towards the inner square. After finishing, I didn’t like it and started again. Feel free to add other lines as you wish. Practise, practise, practise, remember :)?


Continue with the largest oval ruler:

Sew along the sides of the second square. Connect the corner and intersection of lines. In a second sewing line, you connect other points and intersections.

Be sure to sew along the same section of the oval ruler to obtain symmetric lines.

Look at the result, would you think this was stitched in one continuous line?

Quilt curved lines with adjustable rulerfoot 72 Rulerwork Bernina

After ironing away the marker lines, this is the result:

Quilt curved lines with adjustable rulerfoot 72 rulerwork Bernina

There are so many possibilities to vary in connections.

Would you like more information? Watch this video:

Quilt curved lines with adjustable rulerfoot 72 and I hope you have as much fun as I had when trying these out.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to Complete: Evening
Used Material: batting, heavy weight cotton, ruler foot, rulers, sewing thread
Used Products:
Adjustable Ruler Foot #72
Adjustable Ruler Foot #72
Ruler Kit Table
Ruler Kit Table

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