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An Introduction to Ruler Foot Quilting with Templates – (Quilt As You Go Beginner Class)

Quilt As You Go is the ultimate beginner course for any quilter looking to develop their skills and explore the world of quilting with Westalee Design templates. The course is split into seven lessons that are taught over a seven month class series but can also be condensed into a more intensive schedule. By the end of the entire course, everyone will have created their very own 60″ x 72″ sampler quilt covered in a wide variety of patterns.

The intent of the course is to not only teach the process of quilting with templates but to also encourage the creative process of planning and designing an entire quilt. Students will also be able to experiment with various applications of each template to experience the versatility of each Westalee Design ruler. If you wish you can of course choose to cut your quilt from different fabrics to add extra color and variety to the design.

The lesson series begins with an in-depth machine setup guide. Leonie explains the ins and outs of using a Sew Steady table, how to apply a free-motion glider and the process of attaching your Westalee Design ruler foot. Once the machine is set up correctly, quilters will get into the basics of designing with Westalee templates. Leonie even demonstrates how to mark out guidelines using the Crosshair Square for various template applications.

There is no burden of knowledge assumed in this beginner class series so Leonie does a thorough job of explaining how to adjust thread tension and introduces how the Westalee Design templates work before a single stitch is sewn. If tackling such a full-sized quilt is feeling a bit intimidating there is an expedited course options where only the inner 36″ x 36″ 9-piece quilt is created. Even for an experienced quilter, this portion of the class can be a valuable refresher course from one of the industry’s most illustrious pioneers.

With all of the blocks complete we will stitch together all of our new knowledge into a finished quilt that highlights a wide variety of ruler work concepts and styles. Quilt As You Go is coming to a quilt shop near you and is an excellent and deep introductory course to quilting with templates. If you’re interested in taking the course, let your local shop know!

13 thoughts on “An Introduction to Ruler Foot Quilting with Templates – (Quilt As You Go Beginner Class)

  1. I just took the beginner ruler class with Mary. We had to purchase rulers and glide guide for class. I also purchased other items like the space gauge and such. Is there a way to take the course without getting duplicates of all the tools? Or is ordering materials and getting class included the only way to get these lessons. Thanks for any assistance

  2. Is quilt as you go a free class?
    I have the starter set of templates and the foot for my machine but not sure what else to purchase
    Really interested in the quilt as you go class
    Please let me know if this is a free class and how I go about signing up


    1. Hi Donna,

      Thank you for your interest. The class is free with purchase of the QAYG package, which includes the templates and tools needed to do the class.

      You can access the class on our Sew Steady University (link below) The required tools are listed, which might help so you can review what templates you already have and what you might perhaps need. Please feel free to contact us, as we can provide a coupon code for a portion of the course if you already own the tools/templates required.

      Link to Class: https://sew-steady-university.teachable.com/p/an-introduction-to-ruler-foot-quilting-with-templates-quilt-as-you-go

      Thank you – Sew Steady Team

  3. I am new to ruler quilting and was inspired by the quilt as you go class that one of my quilt group member had done on line. Is this still available and if so could you please advise the cost of this tutorial.
    I look forward to your reply.
    Carol Diphoorn

    1. I am very interested in this class. Will you please send e-mail all the information needed. This is an on-line class that is available, we can complete in our home with the computer.

    1. Hi Cyndi,
      Thank you for reaching out to us. You can find our Ruler Work 101 Class under courses on our Sew Steady University. If you already have purchased your Ruler Work Kit, feel free to give us a call so we can verify purchase and we can give you a coupon code to access the class for free.
      Please let us know if you need anything further.
      The Sew Steady Team

  4. Is this course going to be available to purchase or do online? My local dealer as been teaching the Janet Collins basic book class that I am taking. I have just about finished but the class has just been me and one or two others that come one time and I haves never seen again. I am sure with the poor turnout they will not offer any other classes. I would love to take more classes especially with the idea of design and layout for a quilt.

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