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Top 20 Modern Edge to Edge Quilting Designs

Buying new digital pantograph designs is often as enticing as picking up a fat quarter—or ten!—at your local quilt shop. They can be oh-so-appealing, but which ones will you actually use the most in your business?

I can remember designs that I fell in love with and purchased on the spot, yet never actually used on a client’s quilt top. Conversely, there were several that I used over and over again, wringing every drop of value out of them. I developed my favorites based on ease of use and versatility.  Of course, a longarm quilter's personal style and preferences can certainly play a part when making recommendations to clients, as well.

It’s been a while since I’ve quilted for others, so I thought it would be fun to ask other quilters what their current go-to pantographs are. I invited quilters from the Longarm League membership—along with other quilters who follow our social media accounts or subscribe to our email newsletter—to chime in with their current favorite edge-to-edge designs. 

Approximately 80 quilters participated in our survey, submitting three of their top choices for edge to edge designs. We compiled this list and sorted it according to the number of mentions each design received.

We tried to be as accurate as possible when compiling this list and crediting all of the talented quilters involved in each project. Each bolded pantograph title is linked to a retail listing. Please email us at [email protected] if you see any info that needs correcting. 

 

1. Soho

© 2017 Sarah Ann Myers, available at Urban Elementz

Quilt and photo by Sarah Campbell of Stitch Mode Quilts
Quilt Pattern: Vintage Lace Quilt by Lo and Behold Stitchery

 

2. Diagonal Plaid

© 2013 Patricia E. Ritter for Urban Elementz

Quilting and photo by Anne-Marie Hammond of Quilting by Anne-Marie
Quiltmaker: Carol
Quilt Pattern: Penguin Party by Elizabeth Hartman

 

3. Malachite

© 2016 Patricia E. Ritter for Urban Elementz

Quilting and photo by Kristen Lee of Mashe Modern
Quiltmaker: Alison Gamm
Quilt Pattern: Jawbreaker Quilt by Then Came June

 

4. Marmalade

© 2015 Patricia E. Ritter & Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz

Quilting and photo by Shelly Moore of MaTante Quilting
Quiltmaker: Lorna
Quilt Pattern: Burgoyne Surrounded by Lissa Alexander

 

5. Wishbone

© 2019 Jess Zeigler for Longarm League

Quilting and photo by Jennifer Giesbrecht of Jenn G Quilt Co.
Quiltmaker: Charmaine Karl
Quilt Pattern: Tumbler

 

6. Baptist Fan E2E

© Three Sisters Fabric

Quilting and photo by Starla Landis of Guided Star Quilting
Quiltmaker: Andrea Hoke
Quilt Pattern: The Crossroads Quilt by Treehouse Textiles

 

7. Diagonal Plaid - Bias Cut

© 2017 Patricia E. Ritter for Urban Elementz

Quilt and photo by Kathy Holscher of Legacy Threads Quilting
Quilt Pattern: Patchwork Hearts by Quilty Love 

 

8. Ginger Snap

© 2015 Apricot Moon Designs, available at Urban Elementz

Quilt and photo by Elizabeth Brakenhoff of Brakenhoff Stitch Co. 
Quilt pattern: Little Logs Starburst by Deb Heatherly for Cut Loose Press

 

9. Triplet

© Ambling Vines, available at Ma Tante Quilting

Quilt and photo by Sara and Diane Simon of Binded with Love
Quilt Pattern: Vintage Lace by Lo & Behold Stitchery 

 

10. Diamond Loops

© 2019 Jess Zeigler for Longarm League

Quilt and photo by Jennifer Bathurst of Jennifer Bathurst Quilts

 

11. Knit 1 Purl 2

© 2018 Natalie Gorman, available at Urban Elementz

Quilting and photo by Melonie Morrow of Quilty Lab Creations
Quiltmaker: Hollis Threads
Quilt Pattern: Churn Butter Cookie Quilt by Sugar Stitches Quilt Co.

 

12. Peak Blooms

© 2021 Jess Zeigler for Longarm League

Quilting and photo by Amber Foret of SunRae Designs

 

13. Fun Flowers

© 2020 Deborah Lobban for Dastardly Line

Quilting and photo by Narda Pinkham of Maz Q’s 
Quiltmaker: Betsy Perry
Quilt Pattern: Increase by Modern Handcraft

 

14. Moulin Rouge

© 2015 Patricia E. Ritter for Urban Elementz

Quilting and photo by Kim Ratchford of Stitched in Purple 
Quiltmaker: Jane Moss Sanders
Quilt Pattern: Meadowland by Then Came June

 

15. Orange Dream

© 2021 Jess Zeigler for Longarm League

Quilt and photo by Amy of The Painted Bunting Studio
Quilt Pattern: Golden Lattice by Side Lake Stitch

 

16. Rolling Hills

© Julie Hirt for 627handworks

Quilting and photo by Michelle Ramsay of Quilts Made With Love 
Quiltmaker: Amy Schabacker
Quilt Pattern: Stronger Together by Fat Quarter Shop

 

17. Squared

© 2018 Leisha Farnsworth of Quilting It

Quilt and photo by Sara Korinek of Stitch Lab Quilting
Quilt Pattern: Fade Away with Plaid Add-On by Maggie Muggins Designs and Stitch Lab Quilting

 

18. Chantilly Lace

© Norma Sharp, available at Intelligent Quilting, Inc.

Quilt and photo by Pam McPhee of Doxie Dog Quilting
Quilt Pattern: Not So XOXO by Modern Textiles

 

19. Feathered Spirals

© 2020 Jess Zeigler for Longarm League

Quilting and photo by Michelle Pratt
Quiltmaker: Cathy H.
Quilt Pattern: Yellow Brick Road by Atkinson Designs

 

20. Merge

© 2020 Jess Zeigler for Longarm League

Quilting and photo by Emily Hoppe of So Sunny Quilts
Quiltmaker: Lauren
Quilt Pattern: Boogie Nights by The Retro Quilter


Top 10 Honorable Mention

To give you even more great quilting options, we've included links to an additional ten pantographs that were runners up in our survey. These are listed in alphabetical order.

 

1. 60s Mod Butterfly

© Julie Hirt for 627handworks

2. Cake Walk

© 2017 Sarah Ann Myers, available at Urban Elementz

3. Easy Peasy Baptist Fan

© 2015 Naomi Hynes, available at Urban Elementz

4. Fort

© 2018 Leisha Farnsworth of Quilting It

5. Ginger Heart

© 2014 Apricot Moon Designs, available at Intelligent Quilting, Inc.

6. Good Vibrations #1

© 2015 Patricia E. Ritter for Urban Elementz

7. Honeycomb

© 2012 Patricia E. Ritter for Urban Elementz

8. No Fuss Orange Peel

© Julie Hirt for 627handworks

9. Thread Garden

© 2022 Jess Zeigler for Longarm League

10. West Wind

© 2017 Christy Dillon for My Creative Stitches
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