Can you use a pantograph on a regular sewing machine?

What size pantograph do I need?

As a beginner, when you look at or consider choosing a pantograph design, start with the overall size of the design. The size should be indicated in the product’s name or within the “more information description”. Designs may as small as a couple inches or may be 16 inches or more.

What is a pantograph in sewing?

A pantograph is a 12′ long paper quilting design used primarily for mid/long arm quilting. The longarm user follows the line on the paper with a laser light that is attached to the machine. Pantograph designs can be anywhere from 5″ – 18″ wide.

Do you need a special sewing machine for quilting?

Quilters can choose from many options, from intricate designs to straight machine quilting stitches. The good news is that you do not need a special sewing machine. There are two basic types of machine quilting that can easily be accomplished on most sewing machines—straight line and free motion.

What are pantographs for quilting?

A pantograph is an overall design that is stitched through the 3 layers of a quilt. The quilting is done over the entire quilt without regard to the piecing or applique design of the quilt top.

How does VOID pantograph work?

Void pantographs work by exploiting the limitations and features of copying equipment. A scanner or photocopier will act as a low-pass filter on the original image, blurring edges slightly. It will also not be perfectly aligned with the directions of the document, causing aliasing.

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What does panto mean in quilting?

A “Pantograph” is a continuous line design, also called a panto. Pantographs allow you to quilt an “Edge-to-Edge” design, which is a single design that covers the entire quilt top. Pantographs are also used to quilt your borders and sashing borders around and your quilt.