Pantos (short for "pantograms") are continuous line drawings.
Using a laser stylus attached to the machine, the hand-guided longarm quilter traces the design. While doing so, the machine carriage rolls along, thereby stitching the design.
After completing a row, the quilter advances the quilt on the frame and sets up the next row so that stitching is placed precisely in relation to the previously completed section.
Most longarm quilters who charge by the square inch will determine price levels based on the panto's complexity, density, and/or amount of row set-ups to complete the quilt.
Pantos used by Fabric Bandits
This page includes artists' images of pantos that I have already purchased for use on customer quilts. Please roll your cursor over the panto to see its name and designer.
In most cases, the image links to quilted samples of the panto, at www.flickr.com/photostream/fabricbanditsquilting. Images at Flickr are in collections organized alphabetically by panto.
With rare exception, the pantos I use feature interlocking designs. The advantage of such designs is that individual rows are indistinguishable, for allover and edge-to-edge stitching with hard-to-detect beginnings and endings.
Please note: The patterns are copywritten by the designer listed, and I have purchased rights to use these designs. Copying or reproducing any of these designs is an infringement of the designer's copyright and is punishable by law.
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