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Introduction to Ruler Quilting (A Westalee Workshop)

Through the Westalee Design by SewSteady domestic ruler system, experienced free-motion
quilters will learn how to quilt beautiful designs with Westalee’s ruler foot, the 6-piece Quilting
template set and the 12” Arc template.  You must own a ruler foot appropriate for your machine, a sewing machine extension table, the Westalee 12" Arc template, the Westalee 6-piece Quilting Template Set, the Westalee Spacing Gauge, and Westalee Stable Tape.  A complete supply list will be emailed to registered students.

The first half of the class will focus on

  • Westalee Ruler System – ruler foot attributes, template designs and functions
  • FMQ tools for success – how to set up a machine for ruler work
  • Sewing Machine setup – foot installation and tension
  • Ruler work technique – template guide lines, & quilt marking guides
  • Setting up your machine

The second half of the class will focus on

Getting comfortable – Let’s get familiar with the movement and position of templates and how

to use the guidelines by working with the 12” Arc template.

Next, we learn how to stitch

  • A straight and curve grid
  • 2 inch Circles
  • Clamshells
  • 6 inch spiral
  • 4 inch Arcs
  • Spinning Wheels n. 36
If time allows plan and practice ruler work designs for Spring Delight workshop project

Instructor: Dena Wilkins
Instructor Bio: Dena Wilkins

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


  • Daily 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Fridays until 9 PM
  • Sundays 12 PM - 5 PM
  • *Also open until 9 PM when evening classes are in session -- call to confirm


  • Telp: 301-527-0598
  • 15926 Luanne Drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD 20877