Thanks so much for your kind words on my quilting in yesterday’s post. I look forward to when I can actually show you the quilt in its entirety! But for now, what I can share is how I did the curve cross-hatching on the quilt.
I got in touch with Carol Olson of Accents in Design, the creator of the rulers I used to do the curve cross-hatching (Thanks, Joan). Carol graciously sent me the rulers for me to use. And voila, you see the results of using the rulers here!
I love love love the concept of being able to use rulers for domestic machine quilting. I love the concept because I can skip marking all the lines on my quilt and jump right into quilting. Manipulating the ruler and moving the quilt at the same time using my left hand wasn’t as hard as I had thought. Once I got used to it, it worked pretty well.
The distance between each curve is 1/2″. When I do serious quilting, I normally do 1/4″ apart for lines or cross-hatching. I am supposed to be able to do that with the rulers. So, I look forward to my next opportunity to use these rulers again.
You can access the entire line of rulers Carol has here. By the way, Carol is the sweetest lady! I enjoyed talking to her on the phone both times I had called her. You may contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Verdict: I like the rulers, I like the effect… now, my only dilemma is whether I can tolerate the slight decrease in my stitch quality because I can’t really use my BSR foot with the ruler. I am still thinking…