In yesterday’s blog, I showed you how to use the Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler 9⅞” x 12½” to make circles to add to your quilt block. When I use the Slash-N-Circle Ruler, I not only see a ruler to cut fabric with, but I also see it as a great tool to use for marking your quilt tops. Today, I’ll show you how to use the same ruler to help you mark circles and semi-circles on your quilt block in preparation for quilting.
My idea today is to do some echo quilting around each applique piece on the quilt block.
I use the grooves of the ruler to mark the quilt top. With a marking pencil, you can draw as many or as few lines as you want to quilt.
I use the same method to draw lines around half and quarter circles. As you can see from the next photo, overlapping the lines adds interest to the quilting.
Ensure that you have two straight edges on two pieces of batting, and place both pieces side by side. Take the required length of batting seam tape and place it over both pieces of batting. Using a hot iron, press along the length of the tape to fuse it to the batting.
Now that the batting is ready, it’s time to put the top and the backing on and start quilting by hand or machine.
Echo quilting with circles and semi circles adds a modern flare to your quilt top design, and there’s no more guessing about where the lines go. With the Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler, your curved lines are just perfect!
Come back tomorrow for the last segment on the Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler as we play with curves!
This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2: Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler cuts perfect circles for applique quilts
Go to part 4: Cutting curved pieces of fabric for an Easter quilt