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I'm wondering if it's worth purchasing a Pattern Grid for my machine.  It looks like it comes in 18" wide by 12 ft long and has 1/4 inch increments that are dotted lines and 1 inch increments that are solid times.  It's supposed to help with squaring up patterns, etc.

 

Do those of you who have purchased one of these find them useful and worth the expense?    How helpful are they?   TIA


Millenium

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My frame is a Nolting and I find that I don't like to use the Pattern Grid - it is a real headache. I marked the bed of my frame with a nice straight line of wide painter's tape by using my channel locks. That way I can make sure my panto gets laid out straight. The wide painter's tape lets me have two choices of where to line up the paper edge, depending on the depth of the panto. I hold down the panto on the right and left edges with acrylic rulers I bought at a sign shop and different colored acrylic rulers to show me where to start and stop stitching the panto, and I also an old iron that was my husband's great grandma's. It acts as a weight on one end of the panto so I don't accidentally pull the panto. I need to find another iron!

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I have a Millenium and use the Pattern Grid for lining up pantos and templates like Sue.  I also draw start and finish lines on it and alter a pattern if I'm doing a panto with a different border.  I'd say worth the money.


Caroline

2009 Green Millennium with Quilt Path

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Hi Mercedes

 

Yes I like the Pattern Grid.  Helpful for measurement, lining up, drawing on start and stop points of a pass and also end of pattern at bottom of quit.  You can also draw on no-sew zones.  I also find it holds the panto sheet firmly in place.

 

Think you will be pleased with your purchase.

 

Chris

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I have had mine on the table since the beginning.  I don't use too much anymore, but when I used to do a lot of pantos it was the best thing ever!  You can mark on it with a dry erase for stops and starts.  I have used it stack 2 separate borders so I could quilt them as a panto.  Lots of uses.  It's worth the money if you use pantos.

 

 

 

http://www.coloradoquiltingcompany.com/documents/The%20PatternGrid.htm


Hand driven green Millennium, Bliss Table.

 

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I have had mine on the table since the beginning.  I don't use too much anymore, but when I used to do a lot of pantos it was the best thing ever!  You can mark on it with a dry erase for stops and starts.  I have used it stack 2 separate borders so I could quilt them as a panto.  Lots of uses.  It's worth the money if you use pantos.

 

 

 

http://www.coloradoquiltingcompany.com/documents/The%20PatternGrid.htm

The Quilting Connection sells these.    http://www.longarmconnection.com


Millenium

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I love the Pattern Grid! You can see how useful it is in my YouTube videos for the "Precise" Pantograph System.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHYs5gbwODz97dmfCOzQjtPEGVCRr4ALk

There were so many people asking me where to purchase them that I have now added them to my store.


Trinity Burak • Meridian, Idaho • APQS Millie • CircleLord • "Precise" Pantograph System

www.2sistersquilting.com • www.precisepantographsystem.com • https://www.facebook.com/PrecisePantographSytem

trinity@2sistersquilting.com or pps@2sistersquilting.com

 

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