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Table top panto covers....

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Good Morning all. After quilting with a sewing machine for the past 3 years I was fortunate enough to find me a Freedom :D (not sure the year). My question is about the plastic covers that the Pantos sit under. Are they standard on the table tops? These are yellow and rather brittle. I wasn't sure if they are replaceable or if anyone has replaced with a suitable sub.

James


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James. when I had a Lenni, they didn't come with the covers. I went to Hancock's and bought the heavy duty clear plastic and cut it to fit. It worked very very well and lay flat as a fiddle. That would be a cheap fix for you.


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Hi James.

I have a grid for on top of my pantos.

It makes lining them up easier.

Too bad I never use pantos, cause its a cool thing.

Here's the link.

http://www.lovetoquilt.com/longarm_quilting_accessories/pattern_grid.htm


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I sit my pantos on top of the plastic and hold them flat with some slats from a plastic window blind.


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You can go to Wally world and get the plastic table top covers. That worked for me on an old gammill that I had. Before then, I went to tap plastics and got a heavier gauge plastic and that was even better on an ultimate II.


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I am like Lyn, I never bother putting the panto under the plastic, takes too long and time is money. I just put mine on top and hold them down with some extra large washers that my DH got me from the farm supply store.....


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You can call and order a new set of the plastic overlays. I always put my pantos under the plastic. Keeps them from moving and you can mark the sides of the quilt on them, then shift the panto right or left to get the most pleasing starts and stops. I often edit with a dry erase marker on the plastic so I only have one start and stop on a quilt edge. Sometimes I'm only doing the panto in the quilt center, then feathering or doing something else in the border(s).

I had my first machine for 8 years before I replaced the plastic. It wasn't yellowed, just had some left over faint dry erase marks on it. You really should wipe them off when your done and not leave them sit until the next time. I replaced them because I was selling my machine to upgrade to the newest millie. Still looked like new and gave the new owner a totally fresh machine!

The Denver quilting company has the pattern grids with the 1 inch grid printed on the overlays. They're about $80. I think the new ones from APQS are only about $14 so, do you want the grid or can you find some other tools to spend the difference on!


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James,

You have lots of creative solutions from the posts above. If you'd simply like to replace the existing pattern covers, the replacement is $14 from APQS, as Merry Jo indicates. You can order them simply by calling the toll-free number at 800-426-7233 or sending an email to parts@apqs.com.


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I use mine when using a panto because I stick blue painter's tape down at the edges so I know I am coming to the edge of the quilt...I never thought of using dry erase markers...thanks for the great idea!


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Here is a picture of what I do. I put the flip chart paper with the 1" grid under the plastic, to make lining up panto easier. Now I just put the onto ontop with weights. I use 2 bright coloured rulers to mark the edge of the quilt. Fast and easy, and To make money, I need to be fast.....

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