When quilting curves and arcs, it’s so important to keep your quilting lines symmetrical. But that can be so hard sometimes! It’s so easy for the first arc to be nice and smooth, but the second one is off just a little bit. If this all sounds familiar, it’s time to give the Taj machine quilting ruler a try!
Angela Walters designed the Taj ruler. You may recognize her from Quilting is My Therapy and her many fun YouTube video series. Angela is a longarm and domestic machine quilter and teacher. So she designed all of her rulers with a quilter’s needs in mind. The Taj machine quilting ruler is conveniently palm sized. It has black and white dashed guide lines that are easily visible on all fabric colors. The Creative Grids Grip will ensure your ruler won’t slip while you’re quilting. You’ll love using this machine quilting ruler on either a stand up longarm machine or a sit down home machine.
The shape of the Taj ruler was inspired by the dome of the Taj Mahal. Those elegant pointed arcs will look beautiful on your quilts! You can use both the inside and the outside of Taj. Don’t you love a tool that has multiple uses?
Quilt along the outside of the Taj machine quilting ruler to quilt pointed arches in borders or blocks. Be sure to come to a complete stop at the tippy top of the ruler to achieve those elegant arcs. You can easily overlap your arcs to add subtle complexity to your designs. Or rotate your longarm ruler for impressive motifs.
Create softer, more round motifs by quilting along the inside of the Taj ruler. You can quilt beautiful leafy motifs in an all over edge to edge design. Or quilt your leaves in a row for borders or sashing. You can also rotate the Taj ruler to create complex floral motifs.
I particularly like the design you create when you combine the inside and outside edges of the Taj machine quilting ruler. The designs you can create have an amazing kaleidoscope effect. The possibilities truly are endless!