Friday, 29 November 2013
In defense of the Pantograph ,. . .
Sometimes pantograph quilting gets a bad rap . . . I mean really, a bad rap!
Yes, pantograph quilting is predictable, and yes, it can at times be down right mind-numbing . . . BUT, it's an efficient and economical method of turning quilt tops into their intended purpose . . . a useable quilt!
And, there are so many different pantographs . . . the choice of design and thread is part of the creative process! My customers and I decide on the quilting together - based on budget, piecing elements, use of the quilt and personal preference.
I know many, many quilters (piecers) that want consistent, predictable quilting - at an affordable price . . . and that's what pantograph quilting can offer for them. Don't get me wrong, I love custom quilting, and exploring the endless possibilities of free motion designs, but there is a place for the pantograph, too.
OK, I feel better now!