Monday, September 12, 2016

Westalee Ruler Foot for Machine Quilting - Domestic Machines

I am so excited to share with you the Westalee Design Ruler Foot for Domestic Machines.  This is a foot that fits on a domestic machine and allows you to use rulers for machine quilting.  I have been looking for a foot like this for a long time, and I have to tell you it is WONDERFUL!

This foot is a true 1/2" foot that gives you 1/4" stitching from the needle to the template. on all sides.  It works just like you see on a long arm machine.  The foot is available for low shank or high shank domestic machines.

Sew Steady is a wonderful company that will be able to help you make sure you have the correct foot for your machine.  All you have to do is give them the name of the machine you have and they will be able to tell you if you need a low shank or high shank foot.  You can also go to the Westalee Design website and they have diagrams and info on which foot you will need for each machine.

          *just a note of clarification - Westalee Design products are designed and made in Australia,.  They are partnered with Sew Steady to bring these great tools to the USA.

The foot attaches to your machine just like your other feet.  I have a Bernina machine and I did need to purchase a small adaptor shank to put the foot on, and now it attaches like all my other feet.  Sew Steady can let you know if you need an adaptor shank- not all machines need this.

My Bernina machine took a low shank foot (almost all Bernina's take a low Shank foot), and this foot also fits on my Gem Gold Machine from Janome because it is also a low shank machine.

I encourage you to go to both the Westalee Design Website and the Sew Steady Website and read all their information and how to order your own ruler foot. You can also start looking at their great variety of templates.  They have many wonderful videos on how to use the templates- these are very helpful.  You can also find their videos on U Tube. 

I'll be sharing about many of their templates in future posts - stay tuned!


  1. Looking forward to your insights - I bought the foot for my Bernina but I have been too chicken to try it out!!! LOL

    1. Oh you need to experiment! You'll love how easy it is. You might like to watch the u tube videos. They might give you more confidence

  2. I have the foot for my machine and some rulers. Now I just need the time to get good at ruler work. I enjoy all the tutorials I can find!