Westalee Ruler Foot Starter Set (Choice of 4 versions)
This ruler foot from Westalee allows you to safely use rulers with your domestic machine, even if your machine's brand doesn't have a ruler foot available. One half inch in diameter, this round, 1/4 inch high foot fits nearly all sewing machines and the screw attachment point is adjustable for the thickness of your project. The foot features a semi-circular cut out at the front for better visibility. For more information about ruler feet visit our FAQ's page.
This set comes with instructions, the ruler foot, an adjustment guide, 'stable tape' and a great template with a curve on one side and a straight side. The 12" arc/straight template is a ruler work quilter's friend. This circle-based template from Westalee features a convex curve based upon the curve of a 12 inch diameter circle and a straight edge on the other side. Length of straight edge is 6-7/8 inches long. Easy to see etched markings run along either side at 1/4 inch spacings. Several half inch and inch etched lines run across the template for additional help in placement. The thickness of the template is matched to the foot shank type.
The adjustments guide is an aid to help set the height of the foot for most projects. The foot may need to be set lower or higher depending on the project thickness and the presser foot pressure setting.
The stable tape is an aid to reduce ruler slip and helps grip your quilt top. Just cut into smaller lengths and peel the adhesive backing to stick onto your rulers. Amy recommends not applying as a long single strip as this may cause the ruler to rock from side to side.
* Note this set no longer includes the feather template, which can be purchased separately*
Please enter machine brand and model number to the "Special Instructions for Seller" box during checkout (in the shopping cart area) so we can verify the correct foot version has been ordered. This listing provides a choice of four shank versions, we are happy to help you via email if you can't determine the shank type you need from the information listed here.
See the diagram below for information on how to determine shank height. Measure with the presser foot down. Additional info on choosing the proper foot is found on our FAQs page.
Medium Shank Ruler Foot: The Medium Shank Ruler Foot is recommended for a selection of Pfaff Machines, Creative Sensation Pro, Creative Sensation, Creative Vision, Creative Performance, Creative 4.5, 4.0, 3.0, 2.0, Performance 5.0, Quilt Expression 4.2, 4.0, Expression 3.5, 3.2, 3.0, 2.0, Expression 150. Other Pfaff models use the Low Shank Foot.
Bernina Machines will require the Bernina Adapter Shank #77 to use the Westalee Ruler Foot.
We recommend the Medium Shank Ruler Foot for Bernina 7 and 8 Series Machines, The Westalee Medium Shank Ruler Foot allows more adjustment for thicker quilts, with presser foot pressures changes available on these machines, free motion work with templates is easier than ever. All oher Bernina Machines use the Westalee Low Shank Ruler Foot with the Adapter.
High Shank Special Foot:
Pfaff 1200 Grand Quilter, Husqvarna Mega Quilter, Brother PQ1300 PQ1300 PQ1500S, Janome 1600P 1600P-DB 1600-QC, Singer 2OU 31-15, Babylock BLQP BL500A, JUKI DDL-227 DDL-555 DDL-8700 TL-98E TL-98P TL-98QE TL2000Qi TL2010.
Please note that while the low and medium shank ruler foot from Westalee comes with 3mm thick templates, the rest of our Westalee rulers and templates are 4.5 mm thick. It is our opinion that the 4.5 mm rulers and templates give plenty of clearance around the foot for low shank machines and are easier to grip and keep in the proper place. This also allows us to carry a larger variety of rulers than if we stocked both sizes of templates for each design.