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Bookmarks Digital Pantograph Quilting Design




This digital pantograph design is called Bookmarks. Can you see why? Josh and I thought that it looked like those markers that you can slide over a page to keep your pace in a book.

This design is as geometric as it gets! It includes straight lines, angles, and circles. If you have a quilt with column-like or vertical elements, this design would certainly accentuate it. I see this as being a good fit for a modern quilt top.


Here are my specifics using a baby-sized sample in the photos (45" x 50" quilt size):
Row height: 4"
Gap: -2.25"
Pattern height: 6.25"
Offset: none
Backtracking: minimal

I use an Intellquilter as my computer system (on my 20+ year old APQS Millennium), so your terms might differ as far as row height and pattern height. Basically, the pattern height is the total measurement from the top to the bottom of the design.

The only bit of backtracking is a quarter of the bigger circle as it travels from the outside of the shape to the inside of the shape.

The texture is unique and fun!

Depending on your machine and robotics, the smaller circle may not "close" fully. I wanted to give you a close-up photo below to show you what I'm talking about. I tried a few different stitch paths, but ultimately decided that the tiny gap was better than circling the shape again. 

I feel that this shape would hold up pretty well being sized up or down from the default size shown here, so have fun with it!

If you use Bookmarks on a quilt, we'd love for you to use the hashtag #bookmarkspanto and tag @longarmleague on Instagram so we can see what you're up to! 


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