Pantographs

When I bought my first long arm, I didn’t think I would ever use pantographs. Boy, was I wrong! Don’t get me wrong, I love free motion work, ruler work etc., but pantos have their place.

Pantographs assure even density in quilting across the surface of the quilt.

They are perfect for quilts that will get washed a lot, like baby quilts.

And often, the quilting design is secondary to the piecing. That is why I use pantos most of the time for QOVs.

There are so many amazing designs these days as well. Gotta love this texture!

When I bought a bigger long arm, I hadn’t thought much about using bigger pantos until my friend, Lynn, opened my eyes. She told me about ordering custom sizes to take advantage of the bigger throat on my machine. That was a light bulb moment for me! I ordered a few and loved them!

Twice a year, Urban Elementz has a 25% off everything sale. I wait for these sales! I thought I missed it this year, but it is going on right now and ends December 9th. My wish list is long. 🙄 So far, I’ve narrowed things down to this:

If you’ve been wanting one of the Dream Big panels, they have those also.

I think I need to find a way to better organize my panto collection!

Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to Pantographs

  1. Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts says:

    I have a friend who scans a portion of the panto and prints it out. She keeps the printed copies in a binder that she can just flip through to see which one she wants to use. Keeps her from searching through all those rolled up panto’s. Those are stored standing up alphabetically in a box with dividers. It’s a pretty cool system she’s devised. I really like City Scape.

  2. That’s quite a long ‘short list’! 😀 But I know you will make full use of whatever you add to your collection. I always look forward to seeing your latest quilting projects.

  3. Becky Schultz says:

    I love working with pantos, too. I noticed that you have yours custom sized…what size is your longarm? I have a 30″ but just use the standard sizes…is it worth having it custom sized?

  4. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy! Those are some lovely pantos. Just curious – how do you store them? I especially like Reef, which I think you should in your last photo. Happy Happy Tuesday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Katy,
    I already received that gorgeous ladder quilt from you, thank you so much! Now to get it placed among my Christmas decorations.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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