A friend brought this charming vintage sewing machines panel to me to quilt for her. It is called Taylor Made by Dan Morris for QT fabrics, discontinued in 2018. She wanted the whole panel quilted so then she could cut the motifs apart and make into a sewing machine cover. I almost didn’t do any pictures, but it is such a cute panel, and I have a new pantograph, so here it is.
She wanted it quilted with grey thread, and all I had was cotton in that color. Given the recent debacle with Signature thread (Pokemon Quilt Part 1 and Part 2), I was a bit apprehensive. But I threaded the machine with Superior cotton thread in the top and Aurifil in the bobbin, did a test patch, and it was fine.
She chose the pantograph for the density, as she wanted it to be more densely quilted to hold its shape a bit better in the finished project.
The pantograph is called Cinnamon Swirl from Urban Elementz.
It was the first quilt I’ve done with that panto, and it came out nice. I liked quilting with it too, as it has an easy flowing path that is quick to finish.
It only took one morning to load, and quilt.
Taking it off the longarm, I scrutinized the back to be sure it was good.
Just in case you’d like to know where you can get one of these cute panels, there are two sizes available on Amazon. These are affiliate links. The large motif panel is 36 inches wide x 44 inches high, and is the one I quilted. Then there is a Taylor Made Small Motif Panel that is 45 inches wide x 24 inches high. There is also a second listing for the small motif panel HERE. One listing has some black background coordinating yardage which would be cute to use. There are a few more offers there, for yardage and a cream background panel, but the prices are a bit much, but that is what happens with discontinued prints sometimes. There is also a Taylor Made Quilt Kit complete with fabrics with a pretty aqua background. An internet search did find a few more spots that still have this panel if you’d rather not shop at Amazon.
Do you like to work with panels?