Monthly Archives: July 2016

Clarity Ruler Foot Review / Video

I am so excited about the Clarity Ruler Foot review / video . The Clarity ruler foot is made by Carol Olson of Fine Line  Accents in Design.   I am honored, proud, excited ( and many other adjectives ) to say that I was included in the beta testing of this new ruler foot. I was sworn to secrecy and dying to tell people. Carol went public with this a few weeks ago when I was out of town and not able to take pictures and really show off this foot properly ( Carol worked night and day perfecting this foot). I decided that a video would show it the best, so today I threw this video together, even though my domestic goddess responsibilities are no where near caught up ( I just got in from Richmond last night….still need to do laundry yada yada lol).

The visibility on the Clarity ruler foot is great. I think that alone is a big selling point as I love to just leave it on my machine making transitions between ruler work to regular free motion quilting and back to some ruler work a breeze. 

The other great point is that regular 1/4 inch longarm templates/ rulers work just great with this foot. No need to buy special thickness rulers to fit. I beta tested this foot on a low shank machine with really good results- a little limited to the right, but quite honestly- that is the nature of a low shank machine and not a reflection on the foot. I now have a high shank machine and the clearances are amazing!
The only caution I have to convey is the need for you to lower your presser foot prior to dropping your needle to bring up your threads. This is especially important on the low shank machines – there just isn’t that much room under there and your needle bar could smack the ruler foot , breaking your foot, your machine or both. This issue is not unique to this Clarity ruler foot- if you read about other ruler feet on the market they warn you about the same issue. Just get in the habit of lowering your foot before bringing up threads no matter what foot you have on and it will be second nature.

Carol has included a circle level disk to help install your foot to the proper height. I did not show that aspect in my video as Carol has 2 videos on her site that show all the info needed to install .

comparison on visibility between Janome foot and Accents in Design Clarity ruler foot
notice the increased visibility and ruler clearance around the Clarity Ruler foot below as compared to the Janome ruler foot


Lastly ,this foot is available at at a really reasonable price. The ruler feet are $24-$30 , priced well below anyone else out there. I do not sell this foot or profit in anyway- just think it’s awesome!

Happy Quilting!
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Christmas in July Supplies sale at Craftsy – up to 60% off until 7/24/16 !!!

Great Sales

I am currently up in Georgia at a wedding and realized that there was a few great sales going on out there and I know I am not the only quilter who appreciates a good value :).

First on my list of purchases was a Flash sale from Patsy Thompson. All Fabric cutting dies are on sale for $10.00.  I have an accuquilt-go,  so Patsy said the “blue” Appli-K-Kutz are compatible. Her Fabric die cuts are compatible with different systems.I have been eyeing the feather die cutters from Accuquilt  ( ) for some time, but they can be sooo expensive. This is a steal!!! I purchased 4 dies for $40.00 !

I also have been eyeing Patsy Thompson’s new suspension system. I have ordered the Quilt Suspension 2 System. I thought this was a great way to share the shipping between the fabric die cutters and the suspension system. I can’t wait until I get back home from all this traveling to post about my purchases! Patsy has been so helpful with feed back as to which system would work best for my quilting set up.

As I said the die cuts are compatible with different systems just carefully choose the right one for your system.
Next up is Craftsy Classes on sale- 50% off a lot of the most popular selling classes.
If you are interested please click on through this link.It helps keep the website costs down and product reviews coming 🙂

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This has been such a busy couple of months for me and my family. I have some interesting blog post that I can’t wait to blog about- IF I can stay home long enough to take pictures and write !

Hope you are having a great summer with time for happy quilting,