I never did. I don't like pushing a quilt (even though it was not very big, at all) around under the needle. On Friday I put it on the frame.
I bought a few rulers even before the Nolting was delivered. I knew I would need them eventually.
I put the ruler base on the machine
and checked out my ruler supply. I thought that I had a longer one but the only one with a continuous straight edge was the small one from HandiQuilter.
I figured that I may as well just try making a diagonal line with the small ruler. One would be enough.
So I did .
I played around for several hours. I managed to hit the Stitch in the Ditch ruler with the needle. Now I know what that feels like. I damaged the ruler a bit but the needle did not break. I changed it, none the less.
I use the standard foot that came on the machine. It worked just fine.
This was the first time I used the SR mode. At first I thought it wasn't working because nothing happened when I pushed the go button. A green light came on but there was no action. Then there was a beep and the green light went off. I was perplexed. I got out the manual and looked for information about green lights and beeps. I was wondering if I was going to have to reset the whole machine. I found nothing specific but I found the instructions about the stitch regulated mode. Aha. I read: "The machine will not stitch until it is moved. " Duh. and " If the machine is not moved for 4 seconds, it beeps and shuts off."
So, I am on my way with the rulers. Holding the ruler properly is a bit tricky. I am better in one direction that in others. Going backward is difficult. I had some wonky, wobbles but, for the most part, the lines are straight.