Friday, December 19, 2014

More on the Westalee Ruler Foot

More on the Westalee Ruler Foot?

Who can use a Westalee Ruler Foot?

Well, almost anyone, the Westalee Ruler foot has been designed to fit Low Shank and High Shank Domestic Sewing Machines like - Pfaff - Husqvarna - Janome - Bernina - Brother - Juki - Singer

Pfaff - most Pfaff machines are Low Shank
Husqvarna - most Husqvarna machines are Low Shank
Janome - have both Low Shank and High Shank machines
Bernina - have both Low Shank and High Shank machines (with Bernina machines you will need a shank adaptor)
Brother - have both Low Shank and High Shank machines
Juki machines - are Low Shank

If you do not know what shank your machine is, all you need to do is lower your foot and then measure the height of the centre of the hole for the screw from the needle plate.



Low Shank                                                                                                    High Shank



High Shank                                 Low Shank
Westalee Ruler foot
The Westalee Ruler Foot is different from any other ruler foot on the market and has been designed to work with our Quilting Templates.

The Ruler foot is designed to float just above the quilt sandwich, there is no hopping mechanism to get in the way of your hands and impede your vision.

There is no need for a ruler foot to hop, you have more control and ease of movement with a foot that floats.

The Westalee Ruler Foot has a perfect 1/2" circle so that you can use your ruler from all sides and you can work inside and outside templates. with no flat spot in your quilting caused by the  cut out at the front of the foot.



If you free motion you may have noticed that when using a free motion foot with a spring loaded hop or a free motion foot that hops on the needle bar screw, it can often cause problems and many people will modify the foot so that it no longer hops.

I have tried other feet and found that the hopping feet can often press to low on the quilt causing an uneven almost jerky motion.


Please note that the Ruler Foot shown is a prototype.


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8 comments:

  1. Hi that won't fit for Juki 2010 cuz hook up different

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  2. Hi there, the only machine you have not mentioned is the Elna! I have an Elna 720 eXcellence which is a low shank machine. Will your ruler foot fit it please?

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    1. Uses a low foot, mine does excellent work

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  3. My machine is skipping stitches when using the rulers. I have tried various needles and threads. Any tips please?

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  4. My machine is skipping stitches when using the rulers. I have tried various needles and threads. Any tips please?

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  5. My machine thread is breaking every few inches when using my new Ruler Foot. I don't have this problem with my Brother PQ1500S FMQ foot. I simply changed the my Brother foot to your foot. I made no other changes. I have changed the needle, tried different threads and tensions on the tension gauge. Do you have any ideas for me. Thank you.

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    1. Mine did too and changed thread, no more problems. Use wonderfil now and excellent results

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