Sometimes a pattern is perfect just as it is. Sometimes a quilter just wants to re-create the same, or very close to the same, project as it was originally presented by the designer. The colors, the fabric choices, and how it was constructed may be exactly what you're looking for and exactly how you want to make it. Sometimes the joy of creating a project is in doing it. Trying different techniques normally not used, or not preferred, can be very enlightening. You never know when you'll discover a new, or old way, of doing a technique that you love.
The stainless stell Westalee Ruler foot is designed to float just above the quilt sandwich. There is no hopping mechanism to get in the way of your hand or impede your vision, and you can run a ruler completely around the Ruler Foot.
Get started with the Ruler Foot Starter Package that includes the ruler foot, 12" arc template and spacing gauge. The Sampler Template Set 1 has a variety of six templates with outside and inside designs to get you started in the Sew Steady template line. Lots of great Westalee/Sew Steady tutorials can be viewed on YouTube. Once you start using these templates, you'll be hooked.
Sew Steady, suggested retail -- Ruler Foot Starter Package $55 and Sampler Template Set 1 $75