Wednesday, March 14, 2018

My First Pantograph

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This is the Mystery Quilt I made through my quilt guild last year. It's been finished for a while but I wasn't sure how to quilt it. I used all Kaffe Fassett fabrics. There are no solids and the fabric has very vivid colors and patterns. I felt free motion quilting and ruler work wouldn't even been seen. I decided this quilt would be a great candidate for edge to edge quilting using a pantograph.

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I own about 10 pantographs. I wasn't sure how much I'd use them. I did take a class last year on using pantographs. It was a lecture, not a hands on class. I kept the handout but wasn't very comfortable about using pantographs on my own. The name of this pattern is Hedge and sold by Golden Threads.

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After watching YouTubes and reading articles, I decided to just do it! It was so much easier than I expected. You can see the pattern in this picture. I'm so glad I chose a pantograph for this quilt. You don't really see the quilt pattern unless you really look for it. The fabric is the star of this quilt.

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Here's a closeup of the back.

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I love the texture! 

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Here's a closeup of the front. I'm very happy with my first pantograph. I think I'll be using them more in the future. I don't think every quilt has to be quilted to death. Sometimes a nice overall pattern is all your quilt needs!

8 comments:

  1. Yes, great choice...looks fabulous! How big is one line of that pattern?

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    1. Thanks, Karin! Each row is about 4 inches. It's a quick way of finishing a quilt. I'd like to buy a few more so I have some different patterns to choose from.

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  2. Just a lovely quilt--I like that texture a lot..hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! I'm glad I finally gave pantographs a try!

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  3. Absolutely the right choice for this colorful quilt. It's beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Em! It came out nice with a minimum of effort!

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