Open Line Friday-Rulers on a Domestic Machine

Good Morning, Quilters!

Today is Friday and I am home today dusting and cleaning -(mostly dog fur-cheeky, Ruby!)

Log Cabin, Hand dye quilt

In other words, I am eager to be distracted.  What’s on YOUR quilting/doodling/photography/anything-goes mind today?  What questions do you need answered quickly?

I’m here…the lines are open…

A few questions from this week…

MY SEWING LIGHT

My Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

 

A few of you asked about my sewing light…

I bought this light about 15 years ago in February–after a long, gloomy Wisconsin winter.   I was convinced I had Seasonal Affective Disorder.  (Doesn’t everyone by the end of winter???)  Anyway…the light is a Sunbox light.  While I can’t say it did anything for my energy level–I do like the color and brightness of the light and I haven’t had to change the bulb in 15 years!–(you know I just jinxed it!).  (BTW-after reviewing the website, I don’t see the desk lamp model.)

QUILTING WITH RULERS

I have been asked several times…Would you be willing to do a tutorial on quilting with a ruler on a home machine?

For many years, long arm quilters have had the ability to use rulers to create straight line quilting and many types of elaborate quilting designs.  This technique requires a specialized very deep foot that runs along the edge of an acrylic ruler.  A few years ago, after-market companies began making these feet to adapt to domestic sewing machines and many quilters got in on the fun!  Amy Johnson has a very popular Craftsy class called Quilting with Rulers on a Home Machine.   It is filled with all the basics to get you started with rulers and plenty of quilts to inspire!

Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

WHY I DON’T QUILT WITH RULERS

Now,  as you know, I’m a BERNINA girl…I have 5 BERNINAs and my current love is my BERNINA 770 QE.  The problem is…BERNINA prides itself on Swiss perfection and the engineers are still perfecting the Ruler Foot for our machines…

Good News–BERNINA expects to have the Ruler Foot out in 2016!  So we only have a few months to wait….which I prefer to do because…

BERNINA 770 QE

The warranty fine print says something about being void if we use non-BERNINA parts!

BERNINA AMBASSADOR

As a BERNINA Ambassador…I have hinted that I’d love to “test drive” the Ruler Foot  when it comes out-so YOU will be the first to know when it hits the market.

Until then…I know where you can find 100 FREE step by step tutorials that don’t require a ruler!

If you don’t have a BERNINA–I would highly recommend Amy’s class!

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What about YOU?

Do YOU have any questions, special requests, etc?

We’d love to hear! cuz we,

Don’t wanna be dusting,

Lori

PS…Ever wonder why BERNINA is all in capitals?  That’s the brand name–the proper way to write BERNINA –like you’re shouting it!

PPS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

St. Patrick’s Day Quilting

AQ Magazine, Shamrocks, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I’ve been off to a late start every day this week because I am working on a BIG PROJECT!

More on that next week….exciting!!!

I’m also excited about the March issue of American Quilter Magazine!  As you know, for more than two years, I have written a column dedicated to machine quilting…

AQ Magazine, Shamrocks, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

This month’s tutorial  is dedicated to my husband and children who are Irish–(I’m only Irish by marriage!)

The article contains way more than The Clover and The Shamrock

The tutorial also includes a Trefoil and techniques for changing a simple single motif into a fabulous border!
AQ Magazine, Shamrocks, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

It’s on newsstands right now…or better yet, subscribe to AQ Magazine…

Glossy printed FMQ tutorials–the rest is gravy!  (and there’s lots of gravy!)

Signed,

Lucky Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!