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    Sew Steady/Westalee rulers for domestic machines - anyone tried them??

    I know these aren't totally new, but they're still kinda new
    http://www.sewsteady.com/collections...teady-products
    Has anyone tried these? Love? Not love? Difficult to maneuver on a domestic? I do have 10" of space to the right of my needle...

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    Re: Sew Steady/Westalee rulers for domestic machines - anyone tried them??

    I have them, and have played with them and there is a learning curve. On the last Craftsy free class day, I got the class for using them, but it has been since my mishap and have not done anything with either yet.
    pat.

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      Re: Sew Steady/Westalee rulers for domestic machines - anyone tried them??

      Originally posted by bubba View Post
      I have them, and have played with them and there is a learning curve. On the last Craftsy free class day, I got the class for using them, but it has been since my mishap and have not done anything with either yet.
      Thanks Pat Let me know if you get a chance to play with them; I'm thinking of perhaps asking for them for Christmas.

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        I saw them demo-ed at a quilt expo. It looked interesting but the cost is holding me back. I'm sure there is a learning curve but I would like hands on before I spend. Got burned on the Martelli binding system a few years ago so I am a bit leary
        “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

        ― Albert Pine

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          I have some of these and like them, but one problem I came across with the spinning templates was that the pin that "anchors" it kept snagging on the small gap between my machine's bed and the table it's set down into. A piece of tape or two over the pin helped, but I might need to add some kind of slider or other flat piece across the bed and table to get around that.

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            I have them and I like them. They're not hard to use, but you need to try a couple practice squares for each design to get the hang of each template. I got mine from Massdrop and then purchased the feather and circle templates from Nancy's Notions.

            I've just done small projects but I most enjoy the feathers and circles. Of course, I haven't perfected either of them yet, but I'm getting there. If you'd like to see the process for each of the templates, Westalee has a set of youtube videos you may find helpful.

            https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...OrbZfrjmkXMSwo

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              I have been wanting to try these too. Maybe a retirement gift to myself.
              ***Kathy***

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                I got mine on a screaming sale when I got them, otherwise, they would still be at the store!! Check on Ebay, maybe you will get lucky there! I recently saw another company that had them.....was it Martelli??
                pat.

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                  The lowest price ruler foot that I am aware off was just released in a clear version. Make sure you pick the right shank size for your sewing machine

                  http://www.accentsindesign.com/#!shop/c2ud
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                    Re: Sew Steady/Westalee rulers for domestic machines - anyone tried them??

                    I purchased the ruler toe for the Janome and I use long-arm templates that my mother no longer wants. Also, the small rulers with handles from Quilter's Apothecary (Jamie Wallen) are wonderful. Plus the handles are maroon!! And I've used a small curve-y thing from DeLoa Jones.

                    So my take is--get and use whatever works for you in the space you have. It does help to put grippy dots on the rulers.
                    The trail is the thing----Louis L'Amour

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                      Thank you all, for the info! I'll keep an eye out for sales

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                        #12
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                        I have them but I have only played with them. I bought them thru Massdrop and they came with the ruler foot. I just started fmq and I LOVE this ruler foot! It doesn't hop up and down and I can do a much better job with this foot than I could do with either of my darning feet that came with the Juki.

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                          Originally posted by bakermom View Post
                          I saw them demo-ed at a quilt expo. It looked interesting but the cost is holding me back. I'm sure there is a learning curve but I would like hands on before I spend. Got burned on the Martelli binding system a few years ago so I am a bit leary
                          I just ordered the starter set, on sale. Can't wait to try it.

                          http://www.qualitysewing.com/dream-w...arter-kit.html

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                            Didn't they have any in stock at the Puyallup store? The Tacoma store usually always has them. Anyway, that is who I got mine thru too! When they first came out I grabbed them for $79.95. Your deal is a good one too!
                            pat.

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                              Re: Sew Steady/Westalee rulers for domestic machines - anyone tried them??

                              Originally posted by bubba View Post
                              Didn't they have any in stock at the Puyallup store? The Tacoma store usually always has them. Anyway, that is who I got mine thru too! When they first came out I grabbed them for $79.95. Your deal is a good one too!
                              Truth be told, I didn't check directly with the store. I have had several unpleasant customer service experiences with the Puyallup store, and will not go there again, even if it means driving further for what I need/want.

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