Hi everyone! My name is Amanda Murphy and I’m a Quilting and Longarm Spokesperson for, and a huge fan of, BERNINA. As you all know, rulerwork is all the rage right now. You don’t need to have fancy shapes to do beautiful rulerwork. Basic shapes like circles and straight lines can make a myriad of different designs. One of my favorite things about teaching at many BERNINA stores across the US, is the opportunity to see people discover the creative possibilities rulerwork adds to their quilting arsenal. So I’m grateful for the opportunity to share this knowledge online with the WeAllSew audience.
I designed a Rulerwork Quilt-along specifically for BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog to help you learn some of my favorite patterns. You’ll need a straight line quilting ruler and also a set of circle rulers that quilt 1”, 2”, 3”, and 4” circles. (Both the BERNINA Sit-Down and Frame rulers sets include these shapes.) Here’s a preview of this month’s quilting:
This piece measures 24-1/2” x 24-1/2”, so it is the perfect size on a domestic machine. I used. I filmed mostly on my BERNINA Q24 Longarm (since it is easier to film myself without help) but I’ve also included tips and tricks for domestic quilting. I also used Aurifil’s beautiful new 40 weight quilting thread in a contrasting on some of my white-on-white fabric for Contempo of Benartex so you could really see what I was doing, but if you are nervous about seeing mistakes by all means you can opt to use thread that more closely matches your fabric.
I’ll be posting a video with PDF instructions each month for four months here on the WeAllSew blog. Ready to get started? You can download the first set of instructions here.
For this post, I’ve filmed a video for the basic layout and each of the first three sections of the BERNINA Rulerwork Quilt-along Sampler. Don’t forget to watch the tips I put at the end of some of the videos especially for domestic machines!
Quilting Area 1 of the BERNINA Rulerwork Sampler
Quilting Area 2 of the BERNINA Rulerwork Sampler
Quilting Area 3 of the BERNINA Rulerwork Sampler
Tips for Rulerwork on a Domestic Sewing Machine
If you would like to see more quilting tutorials, please join me on my Facebook Group, Quilting with Amanda Murphy, and also keep an eye out for me here on WeAll ew!