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I am a newbie when it comes to the long arm.  I just did my third quilt today.  My question is this....when using a panto and you get to the end of your quilt and you don't have room for the whole pattern, how do you mark off the paper panto so you know where to stop stitching? I am going to try and post a picture to show you what I did today, but I am sure there is a better way. 

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You are completely correct. On the panto, mark the edge of the top or just beyond--pins work as well as using an erasable pen on the plastic cover or even painter's tape. As you follow the pattern and get to the end of the fabric, scoot up (still stitching) on the batting to where the pattern continues, back on the top and continue the pattern. A few lines in pen may help guide your way.

Some quilters are concerned that the passes don't fit evenly, but the look of the quilting is fine. Some who know the passes won't fit perfectly will start with a partial pass of the panto and end with a partial.


Linda Rech

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I have the Pattern Grid on my machine and love it.  Just slap a piece of blue painters tape on it to mark off the stop locations.  Can also use wet / dry erase markers on it and is very handy for ensuring that the panto is straight all the way across.


Lynn W
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Thank you Linda. You answered another question that was rolling around in my head as how to start and stop  with  the pattern.  Do you find it a problem with stitching over to the batting and then trimming it off for the binding where stitches start unraveling because they have been cut?

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I love the idea of the blue painter's tape and the dry erase. I have the pens in my sewing area as I have been practicing drawing on a dry erase board.  Thank you so much for the advice.  I will give these all a try.  The pins worked, but I think something that won't bounce or get moved by accident is a better choice.  Thank you again. Oh...I am going to have to check out what Pattern Grid is, too.  Thanks

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I have a long skinny piece of wood trim that is about an 1/8" thick and about an inch or so wide. I just lay that where the cut off is and tape the two ends with painter's tape.  I used the paint's tape for the entire quilt width, marking off the cut off before.  But I just thought that was such a waste of tape, so I just use my trim board.  I hate to waste anything!


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Pattern Grid is a plactic sheet with grid lines on it for measurements and it lays over top your panto pattern.  It acts like a weight to keep your pattern in place and also is wonderful to write directly on it for placement of start/stop on sides and top/bottom.  You could also use plastic that is used to cover table tops for ease of wiping spills, however this would not have any grid marks on it and might be hard to line up your panto. You should be able to purchase the Pattern Grid in a size that fits your table, from most Long Arm supply shops.  I use mine all the time and would not be without it!


Laura

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I use a plain old 12 inch school ruler and lay it a little short of the side. That way I start going a little slower and looking at the top to see what I want to do with the edge.


Jennifer Bernard

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