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Free Motion Ruler Work for Domestic Machines

Quilting with Rulers on a Domestic Machine with a Ruler Foot designed to work on most makes, that comes in a High and Low Shank and is adjustable. The Westalee Ruler Foot, a true 1/2" round Foot, opens up your creative side by enabling you to stitch with the guidance of a Template, a wide variety of designs normally reserved for the Longarm Machine Quilters.


The Rulers / Templates shown below have been designed to suit your Domestic Machine.
The Low Shank group of machines only has a small clearance between the needle plate and the bottom of the presser foot rod, we have compensated for this and produced an extensive range of designs in 3mm clear cast acrylic.
The High Shank machines do have a little more clearance and this can vary from machine to machine, we recommend using a 4.5mm thick Ruler for all High Shank Domestic Sewing Machines.
If you already have a selection of 6mm or 1/4" templates, they will work from the front and to the sides only, do not attempt to use them from behind, you could damage your machine.


Template thickness, an explanation.

There have been some posts suggesting that there is no reason why you can not use 6mm or 1/4" longarm templates and rulers on your domestic sewing machines when using a ruler foot. Unfortunately this is not allways the case.

When we designed our Ruler foot for domestic sewing machines we spent over a year investigating the vast number of sewing machines available, as it was our intention to make our Ruler Foot fit as many machines as possible giving the ability to use rulers and templates to as many quilters we could.

We studied the height of the shanks, not only for identification of the foot required, High Shank, Low Shank, Medium Shank or High Shank Special. We also looked at the height of the shank from the needle plate, not all shanks are the same height from the needle plate some are much lower than others.

As the vast majority of DOMs are Low Shank and on most of these machines the lowest point of the shank, in the down position is below a 6mm template on a quilt sandwich. This will cause a 6mm template to collide with the shank.

The top photo shows a 3mm template as you can see there is space between the shank and the template, making it possible to move a Template around a Ruler Foot in any direction.

The bottom photo shows a 6mm template and it is obvious that the template is higher than the lowest point of the shank. This would make it extremely difficult to use most of the templates original designed for Longarm Quilting Machines.

The photos are showing a Husqvarna Designer, many Domestic Machines have shanks that will collide with 6mm templates.

We have been manufacturing 6 mm (1/4") Longarm templates for over 7 years, it would so easy just to supply the same template, however your Domestic Machine is not a Long Arm Machine. We wanted everyone to be able to use any of our templates, either inside or outside without any interference caused by the height of the shank.



Fitting the Ruler Foot and what rulers should you use ? Click here to see the video

Want to see the Ruler Foot in action ? Click here to see our video

The Development story is on our Blog Click here to read it.

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.


To help you get started we will include a curved and straight sided template with the each Ruler Foot purchased. Ruler for Straignt and curved crosshatching



Important advice

Our Ruler Feet are not suitable for any Slant Shank Machines. like the Husqvarna Orchidea and Prisma and some early Singer Slant Shank Machines, we can not supply to these models.


We have been busy sending out Ruler Feet and at the same time reviewing and evaulating our product. We are so enjoying this venture, its like being pioneers, we hope you feel the same.
It is important that you let us know the make and model of your machine when purchasing, that way we can pass on any important upgrades or information to do with free motion quilting with your new Ruler Foot.
If you are unsure about which Ruler Foot is right for you, send us an email. Email - Click Here

Low Shank Ruler Foot : $55.00

1/2" round Ruler Foot to suit Low Shank Machines


Instructions and Template supplied with Foot

Your Machine Brand and Model




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.



Medium Shank Ruler Foot : $55.00

1/2" round Ruler Foot to suit Low Shank Machines


Instructions and Template supplied with Foot

Your Machine Brand and Model


High Shank Ruler Foot : $55.00

1/2" round Ruler Foot to suit High Shank Machines


Instructions and Template supplied with Foot

Your Machine Brand and Model





Special Foot, shown below, to Suit:
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.

High Shank Special Ruler Foot : $55.00

1/2" round Ruler Foot to suit High Shank Special Machines


Instructions and Template supplied with Foot

Your Machine Brand and Model



Leonie has put together a Sampler Set of 6 Templates consisting of Spin-e-fex No 4, SImple Circle 2" Template, Spinning Wheels No 36, a 6" Spiral Curve, 4" double sided arc and a 3" Clamshell with 1" on the other side.
This set of templates along with the Westalee Ruler Foot will have you creating stunning designs with your Domestic Machine. We will be doing short videos on each of the Rulers in this Sampler Set over the next few weeeks.


6 Piece Template Sampler Set for Domestic Machines

High Shank Template Sampler Set $65.00


Low Shank Template Sampler Set $65.00




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Curved / Straight Template CS2 - 6"

Note: This Template is supplied with our Domestic Machine Ruler Foot

High Shank Curved Straight Template $20.00


Low Shank Curved Straight Template $20.00


Long Arm Machine Curved Straight Template $22.00




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Cross Hair Ruler 2 sizes Available

Up to 32 Reference Lines 12.5" Square

Easily find block centers,

Also available in 8.5" Ideal for Quilts on a frame.

Cross Hair Ruler 12.5" $45.00

Cross Hair Ruler 8.5" $35.00



Stable Tape - Controls template slip

Pack of 5 strips

Cut to size required.

Click on picture for larger view and sample application.

Stable Tape 5 Pack $10.00



Spacer Gauge -

Handy Tool for 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" & 1" measurements for setting template spacing

For Quilting with Templates

Spacer Gauge $10.00



Echo Guides

3 Piece Set $12.00

Your Machine Brand and Model







I was stitching an Echo around a Spin-e-fex design using a curved ruler on my domestic machine. The 1/4” was easy, but when stitching the 1/2” and 3/4”echo it proved to be a little harder. When we produced our Domestic Ruler Foot we designed the Echo Guides to make this task easy.
The Echo Guides will only work on the Westalee Ruler Foot. To view the Video Click here






Add a Handle

Pack of 6 handles

Handles that you can add to any ruler or template for quilting or patchwork.

Click on picture for larger view and sample application.

6 piece set $12.00




Spin-e-fex templates for Domestic Machines are made from 3mm and 4.5mm clear cast acrylic, have multiple reference lines and have been sized to enable easy handling when stitching. The Templates are cut to suit your Domestic Machine Shank Type. Use the chart shown earlier to work out your machines shank type,if you are unsure, please contact us.


Click here for Important informaton on the care and use of these Templates

 

Made by Westalee Design in Australia.
Measurement


The list of Domestic Sewing Machines is ever growing and its suitability for use with templates varies. The Spin-e-fex range of tools are manufactured to suit your Domestic machine. Please use the drop box next to each size and template to select your Domestic Machine Shank Type..
We have modified the reference lines on our Spin-e-fex series and will be updating the pictures shortly, it does impact on the finished stitched design.


Spinefex 1

Spin-e-fex No. 1

3 1/2" High Shank $15.00

5 1/2" High Shank $20.00

11 1/2" High Shank $25.00

3 1/2" Low Shank $15.00

5 1/2" Low Shank $20.00

11 1/2" Low Shank $25.00

Spinefex 1

Spin-e-fex No. 2

3 1/2" High Shank $15.00

5 1/2" High Shank $20.00

11 1/2" High Shank $25.00

3 1/2" Low Shank $15.00

5 1/2" Low Shank $20.00

11 1/2" Low Shank $25.00

Spinefex 1

Spin-e-fex No. 3

3 1/2" High Shank $15.00

5 1/2" High Shank $20.00

11 1/2" High Shank $25.00

3 1/2" Low Shank $15.00

5 1/2" Low Shank $20.00

11 1/2" Low Shank $25.00

Spinefex 1

Spin-e-fex No. 4

3 1/2" High Shank $15.00

5 1/2" High Shank $20.00

11 1/2" High Shank $25.00

3 1/2" Low Shank $15.00

5 1/2" Low Shank $20.00

11 1/2" Low Shank $25.00

Spinefex 1

Spin-e-fex No. 5

3 1/2" High Shank $15.00

5 1/2" High Shank $20.00

11 1/2" High Shank $25.00

3 1/2" Low Shank $15.00

5 1/2" Low Shank $20.00

11 1/2" Low Shank $25.00

Spinefex 1

Spin-e-fex No. 6

3 1/2" High Shank $15.00

5 1/2" High Shank $20.00

11 1/2" High Shank $25.00

3 1/2" Low Shank $15.00

5 1/2" Low Shank $20.00

11 1/2" Low Shank $25.00

Spinefex 1

Spin-e-fex No. 7

3 1/2" High Shank $15.00

5 1/2" High Shank $20.00

11 1/2" High Shank $25.00

3 1/2" Low Shank $15.00

5 1/2" Low Shank $20.00

11 1/2" Low Shank $25.00

Spinefex 1

Spin-e-fex No. 8

3 1/2" High Shank $15.00

5 1/2" High Shank $20.00

11 1/2" High Shank $25.00

3 1/2" Low Shank $15.00

5 1/2" Low Shank $20.00

11 1/2" Low Shank $25.00

Spinefex 1

Spin-e-fex No. 9

3 1/2" High Shank $15.00

5 1/2" High Shank $20.00

11 1/2" High Shank $25.00

3 1/2" Low Shank $15.00

5 1/2" Low Shank $20.00

11 1/2" Low Shank $25.00

Spinefex 1

Spin-e-fex No. 10

3 1/2" High Shank $15.00

5 1/2" High Shank $20.00

11 1/2" High Shank $25.00

3 1/2" Low Shank $15.00

5 1/2" Low Shank $20.00

11 1/2" Low Shank $25.00

Wreath No 16

Wreath COQW 16

Visit our Youtube channel to view this template in use on a Domestic Machine

Wreath size is 11 1/2" with 16 rotations.

11 1/2" High Shank $27.00

11 1/2" Low Shank $27.00


Feathers, 4 piece Template Set

Visit our Youtube channel to view this template in use on a Domestic Machine

Feather Templates with all 4 pieces

High Shank Feathers $60.00

Low Shank Feathers $60.00

Handiquilter Longarm $60.00





feather_sample

10 inch Spine Template

Spine Template was used to create the line shown above.

1 1/2 inch curve over 10 inches

High Shank Spine Template $24.00

Low Shank Spine Template $24.00



Spine

Spin-e-fex Feathers



Spin-e-fex Feathers 4 sizes - Domestic Sewing Machines

The Spin-e-fex Feathers Templates are available as a set of 4 or seperately. Design to stitch feathers in a perfect circle as a filler. To see a short video showing a template at work Click here

$25.00 - Spin-e-fex Feather 7.5"

$25.00 - Spin-e-fex Feather 5.5"

$20.00 - Spin-e-fex Feather 4.5"

$18.00 - Spin-e-fex Feather 3.5"

$70.00 - Spin-e-fex Feathers 4 piece set

Circles on Quilts



Circles On Quilts - Avaiable in a 2 and 4 piece Template Set - Domestic Sewing Machines

Set 1 will enable you to stitch Circles and Baptist Fan in 2", 3", 4" etc up to 12" (1/2" spacing), Set 2 will enable you to stitch Circles and Baptist Fan in 2.5", 3.5", 4.5" etc up to 11.5" (1/2" spacing. With the 4 piece set, you can stitch over 20 different sized circles down to 1/4" apart. Designed to work with the Westalee Ruler Foot, you can now get accurate circles in multiple sizes where you want. Also suitable for Long Arm Sit Down Machines. To see a short video showing these templates at work Click here

$49.00 Set 1 - 2" to 12" - 2 piece Set

$49.00 Set 2 - 2.5" to 11.5" - 2 piece Set

$80.00 - Set of 4 Templates

Snowflake Templates

Snowflake

From our video. Spin-e-fex Snowflake Template 7
Sewn with a Brother Dream Creator VQ2400 Domestic Machine



Spin-e-fex Snowflake Templates 1 and 2 - Domestic Sewing Machines

The Spin-e-fex Snowflake has been one of my favourite tools since we first launched the Spin-e-fex range in January 2012.
We made some improvements to the Snowflake template to make the tool more suitable for domestic machines and we gave the tools a name. You can still create the same patterns only easier and with more exciting variations.
Each set has 2 Snowflake tools and 4 Keys to give you 4 sizes of Snowflakes 5.5", 7.5", 9.5" and 11.5".
To see a short video showing these templates at work Click here

$39.00 - Set of 2 Templates



Spin-e-fex Snowflake Templates 3 and 4 - Domestic Sewing Machines

$39.00 - Set of 2 Templates



Spin-e-fex Snowflake Templates 5 and 6 - Domestic Sewing Machines

$39.00 - Set of 2 Templates



Spin-e-fex Snowflake Templates 7 and 8 - Domestic Sewing Machines

$39.00 - Set of 2 Templates



Spin-e-fex Snowflake Templates all 8 - Domestic Sewing Machines

$125.00 - All 8 Templates



We have more than 200 different Rulers and Templates to post for Domestic Sewing Machines to use with the Westalee Ruler Foot. Our Catalogue will be posted soon. If you have any questions please drop us an email or call