Don’t miss my 20% off sale all weekend!! Take 20% off anything in my online shop of rulers and Schmetz ballpoint needles. Use the code BIZ20 in the discount box at checkout. https://kellyclinequilting.bigcartel.com/products
The basic set of 4 rulers is regularly $55, on sale for $44. They fit small hands nicely and can be used on either domestic or longarm machines. https://kellyclinequilting.bigcartel.com/products
The notched rulers are only for use on a longarm or moving machine. The notch nests around the hopping foot to help guide the needle around embroidery or applique. It gives incredible precision to your quilting. They are regularly $30 as a set, today only, $24. https://kellyclinequilting.bigcartel.com/products
You can also see videos on my YouTube channel about various rulers and quilting techniques. https://www.youtube.com/user/headredkc
Don’t forget to grab a package of Schmetz ballpoint needles, round shank for longarm machine only! These will work in most longarms. See specificatons on the order page for more information. I consider these needles a necessity for superior quilting. They eliminate thread shredding and breaking (yes, even when your machine travels from right to left!), skipped stitches, and spreads fibers and does not cut them like a sharp needle. Yes, these rock batik fabrics!! No holes if you pick out stitches either! They are available in 14, 16, 18 or 20. Whatever size you use now, choose the same. These also last 10 times longer than a sharp, so I change my needle on average, 3 times per year. YES, I heard your gasp!!! No burr will form, so quilt on!! Trust me, order one package and come back in 2 years!
You all have a terrific weekend and I hope you’ll shop your favorite small businesses. It’s super important this year especially! Stay safe, stay home when you can and wear a mask, please!!
How’s this for the cutest couple EVER?!! This began as a towel and has probably been in a drawer or tucked away for years. It’s finally time for them to live on in a pincushion!
I used two of my favorite rulers to quilt this one, the 9″ Slim and my Kelly Bean notched ruler. You can find them here in my online shop https://kellyclinequilting.bigcartel.com/products Use the code LOVE10 in the discount box at checkout for 10% off anytime!
I like to ditch stitch these small pieces before doing the free motion quilting. This particular ruler is 9″ x 1 1/2″, making it easy to manipulate. I created the curved ends so it would move freely with no sharp corners to get caught up in the seams.
The other favorite ruler I find particularly helpful is the Notched Kelly Bean. This ruler has a notch to nest around the hopping foot. It’s great to help guide the machine around shapes, applique, or embroidery as I did here. https://kellyclinequilting.bigcartel.com/products The notched rulers are ONLY for use on a moving machine (longarm). You can see how they work in this video. https://youtu.be/D2cAVmhVdNA
After I’ve outlined all of the embroidery, I go back with a very tiny fill. I call this the bubble, spiral and belly button design. I’m using Glide 40 weight thread and a Schmetz #16 ballpoint needle (find these in the shop, for longarm only) https://kellyclinequilting.bigcartel.com/category/long-arm-machine-needles
The stitch length on these is very small, about 14 stitches per inch. When working with curves and circles, a tight stitch length is your best option for creating a good looking curve!
TA-DA!!! Aren’t they just precious?!! You can find many more pincushion posts on my Facebook page. Don’t forget, use the code LOVE10 anytime in the discount box at checkout for 10% off. https://kellyclinequilting.bigcartel.com/products
Have a fabulous Tuesday everyone! Stay safe and sew, at least we have that!!
I love the word NIFTY, and these notched rulers are just that! I use them for precision stitching around embroidery or applique. You can always use the code LOVE10 in the discount box at checkout for 10% off all the products I sell. You’ll find all my rulers, for longarm and domestic machines, plus, Schmetz needles for the longarm only, here in my online shop.
I also keep a YouTube channel with various tutorials. Here is one of my favorites, showing how I use the Notched Ruler to go around applique. I think it’s the music I chose that makes me like it so much. 😉
This was a bed pillow I made for my granddaughter, Juniper, a few years ago. She loves to find treasures, so I put a special fabric envelope on the back with velcro, so she could put small treats inside to hide.
Once I quilted it on the longarm, then I simply put right sides together and stitched up a quick pillow. The buttonhole stitch around her name probably took me the most time, but I love the look!
Have a great day everyone! Don’t forget the code LOVE10 in the discount box at checkout. https://kellyclinequilting.bigcartel.com/products
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Hey, welcome to FRIDAYYYY!!!! I was supposed to be speaking, teaching and FISHING in Greenville, NC, but alas, I am hanging out at home. Honestly, if I can sew or quilt somewhere, I’m pretty happily entertained!
So, let’s have a fun day, Friday!! I’m going to GIVEAWAY a set of my 4 rulers (for the domestic or long arm machine) AND ALSO have a 20% off sale on the set!!! Regularly $55, today only $44. The price is already set up in my shop, so no code is needed. If you happen to be the winner and you’ve ordered them, I’ll simply refund your total. https://kellyclinequilting.bigcartel.com/product/4-ruler-set
Comment below to be included in the GIVEAWAY….What would YOU be doing this weekend if you weren’t at home? I’ll draw a random winner Saturday evening, April 18, at about 8pm. Have a wonderful FRIDAY everyone!