Whether quilting on a domestic machine or a long-arm machine making reference line will end in a much better result. When using rotating templates, reference lines will give much more accurate spacing. On a domestic machine the quilt is not taught as on a long-arm machine and there is movement of the quilt sandwich which can make it difficult to use the rotating lines on the templates. We like using our Cross Hair Ruler to locate the center and mark 4, 8, 16 and 32 lines if required. The different cross hair rulers don’t come with feet and are not machine specific. These are marking tools and are not to be used for quilting, and unlike the templates they don’t come in different thicknesses.