Gina Perkes' Ruler Mastery Series 1 - The Shirley Ruler

Featuring: Gina Perkes

Posts On: July 2, 2017

In this Ruler Mastery Series quilting tutorial, Gina Perkes shows her tips and tricks to get the most out of using the Shirley ruler.

Rulers are available for purchase in The Quilt Show store. Click here.

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Block 5:

Block 6:

Shirley Border:

#19 Wanda Rohle 2017-10-19 13:21
Wanda Rohle. I have a question on block 7. In the handouts block 7 has a square marked in the square on point. Notes on it indicates the Shirley ruler is used to stitch around the marked square. What size is that square? Also in the picture of the quilt it looks like it was stitched on the line. I guess I’m a bit confused about block 7. Thanks for your help in advance
#18 sbsmom3 2017-08-18 20:50
I would like to see you actually mark the quilt top using the diagram as it is a bit confusing to me. Thank you!
#17 SherylZ 2017-08-05 10:07
Hi Gina, I cannot find the handout download for Class 2. TQS is probably the hardest website to navigate. And the forum is not user friendly at all. I am also following the Zoo Nouveau quilt a long and there are issues every month!! So where oh where has your hand out gone this month?? I am hoping you have one and I just need to search further! Ha Ha. I am a linear person and need some extra visuals! Thank you in advance.
#16 Jacquelyn46 2017-08-04 22:04
Thank you for replying to my questions. I am re-watching the first 2 months, and your FB videos. Being new to ruler work, I am in a learning curve..... but very happy with what I am learning and practicing
#15 gperkes 2017-08-04 10:38
If you watch the first video again, you will find the answers to most of the questions. I thoroughly cover the ruler foot topic as well as the marking topic. It is necessary to mark the quilt so that you have registration lines to follow. This is what helps to achieve the precision look. If you desire a more freestyle look, you can certainly create the blocks similarly without marking. Remember, it is your piece, you should feel free to place your own creative touches on the quilt. I simply provide the free videos to show you how I use the rulers but they are designed to be interpreted differently based on your style. I've also included my personal email address in the handouts as it can be difficult to navigate through the forum on a daily basis. I apologize if the questions aren't being answered quickly. Please email me directly so that I can respond more efficiently and easily:)
#14 gperkes 2017-08-04 10:33
The first month is setting up the foundation for the following nine months. It is necessary to mark when you are creating a whole cloth quilt. You will see how helpful marking is once we get more involved in the quilting process:) Thank you for taking the class!
#13 Jacquelyn46 2017-08-04 07:37
I would like a picture of the finished parts each time as well. I too am wondering why there are no responses to the questions.
I also am having difficulty getting the lessons to review them.
#12 Alex 2017-08-02 15:29
You need a thick foot that is made especially for ruler work. Many brands have them now and there are some generic ones available too.
#11 Robosew 2017-08-02 12:25
I've seen this question asked but not answered. Do you need a specialty foot to use these rulers?
I would be very disappointed to buy the rulers, then not be able to use them, without waiting again, for delivery of an expensive specialty foot.
Terry Back
#10 kahrsc 2017-07-31 15:06
How do I watch the video? Or is there a video? All I see is a pdf download that has very little info. Cindy
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