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Echo quilting is easy with the handy Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler

 

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.

 

The Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler is centered over a circle.
Place and center the Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler over a cut circle or semi circle.

 

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.

 

The Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler is centered over a circle. Using the grooves over the ruler the quilt top is marked for quilting.
Draw lines with a marking pencil using the slots in The Komfort KUT Slash-N-Circle Ruler.

 

I use the same method to draw lines around the half and quarter circles. As you can see from the next photo, overlapping the lines adds interest to the quilting.

 

Lines drawn on the quilt top in preparation for hand or machine quilting
Lines drawn on the quilt top in preparation for hand or machine quilting

 

Before I quilt the lines on my quilt block, I want to show you how to use pieces of leftover batting in a quilt with the help of HEIRLOOM Fusible Batting Seam Tape – 1½” x 10yds.

 

Draw you quilting lines on your quilt top in preparation for quilting. The perfect circles and semi circles were easily made with the Komfort KUT Slash-N-Cricle Ruler.
Heirloom fusible batting seam tape

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.

 

Heirloom fusible batting seam tape is easy to use to fuse leftover pieces of batting together so that you can use it in a quilt.
Pressing the Heirloom fusible batting seam tape 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.

 

The completed quilted quilt block is shown with the SURElight desk lamp illuminating the quilt top.
Quilted block details enhanced with the SURElight desk lamp

 

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

I took my first quilting course in September 1994 in Barrie, Ontario, near the armed forces base where I was stationed. After moving to Ottawa in 1996, I joined my first guild. I took more courses and began to buy quilting books and lots of fabrics. Quilting has become my passion. I have made over 150 more quilts since then, and have never looked back. I now share my knowledge of quilting by teaching and doing presentations, and blogging!

7 Comments

  1. Kathy S

    This is very helpful! Thanks so much for the tutorial

  2. Carol Nelms

    Thanks for all your wonderful tutorials!

  3. Jenelle Boxberger

    I love echo quilting thanks for the idea.

  4. Linda Cartwright

    What a great idea. Thanks for posting the tutorial.

  5. Piroska

    I’ve never seen one of those rulers. Wow! The possibilities!!

  6. Amy

    Wow! This is neat! I will have to it a try!

  7. Sandy Allen

    Okay, now I need to get one of these rulers! Love the circle quilting. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow’s post brings!

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