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How to use rulers to work around applique

Many times, my readers ask questions or give me inspiration for ideas. This morning was a question that might be a learning tool for everyone. I know when I first started quilting on the longarm, I had NO clue how to work around applique! So, how do I use rulers to work around applique?

I made a very quick video about my method that you can find here on YouTube. Nothing at all professional, just my trusty little Iphone!

I use my favorite quilting ruler as resistance against the hopping foot. I travel very slowly! Also, make sure you are using a ruler base that is made for your longarm machine. I work on a Handi Quilter Fusion which has a specific base made especially for my machine.

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Sometimes I get into tight places, but the size of the ruler allows me to work this way. Remember, light touch and move slowly. Don’t push or pull on the ruler or the base. Let the machine be somewhat guided by your ruler. I hope this helps! Have a fabulous day!

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    Louise
    June 18, 2016

    Thank you for posting this. Very good.

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    Elaine L
    June 20, 2016

    I bought a Handi Quilter Simply Sixteen in March and your rulers shortly after so this is all new to me. I am just working on quilting my first appliqué quilt and the ruler is fantastic. Love it. The machine is pretty good too.

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