What Are Some Longarm Quilting Patterns?


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Some longarm quilting patterns include the Truly Checkers Free Motion Design, the Planks Free Motion Quilting Design, the Feather Puff and the Red Velvet. Additional examples include the Feathered Firs design for a Christmas-themed quilt, and A Gentle Snowflake for general winter-related gifts or decorations. The Jade and Swift designs incorporate abstract arabesques linked continuously.

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Edge-to-edge or continuous line patterns used with longarm quilting machines create decorative and functional designs across the body of a pantograph quilt, which holds the fabric of the top and backing together around quilt batting. These ornamentations are designed to be reproduced with continuous lines from one side to the other, frequently forming convoluted shapes hard to distinguish by eye. Many variations on curls, feathers, geometric shapes and floral designs are available, their repeating designs nestled against one another to form uniform decorations to personalize quilts. Designers create patterns for both manual quilting machines and computerized quilting machines.

Pattern templates for longarm quilting machines are used by transferring them onto the quilt or tracing the pattern directly. Stabilizer paper can be sewn through and torn away when the design is completed, and chalk or pencil create temporary guidelines on the fabric to follow with stitches.

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