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    Anne Bright Square Dance

    Hi - Just wondered if any of you have used the Anne Bright "Square Dance" edge-to-edge design on your quilts? If you have, would it be possible to post a picture? I just finished a modern quilt and am thinking about using that design since there is a lot of negative space in this quilt. Thanks so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by plays10s View Post
    Hi - Just wondered if any of you have used the Anne Bright "Square Dance" edge-to-edge design on your quilts? If you have, would it be possible to post a picture? I just finished a modern quilt and am thinking about using that design since there is a lot of negative space in this quilt. Thanks so much!
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    I use pantos all the time and would not end up with perfectly straight lines, therefore I avoid anything that has them.

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    Really interesting designs for sure. Please show us the finished quilt. That quilt pattern looks intriguing for a modern quilt.

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    It also looks like it's a large pantograph so is your machine going to handle the up and down movement to achieve the block design?
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    I agree with Dianne. Hand guided pantos like this will not be perfectly straight. It is almost impossible to get a straight line with a longarm without using robotics or a ruler. That is just how it is.

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    I have a panto with big allover stars made of long straight lines, many on the diagonal, of course. The first time I used it I wasn't satisfied with how straight my freemotion lines were. So the next time I used that panto, I used my stylus instead of the laser light, and ran it along a ruler placed next to the lines on the paper panto. It took more time doing it that way, but my lines were straight.

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    I have used this panto (can't post a picture) and really like it. It is a little too close for me, but I found I liked it well enough. It is not one I've used a lot because I think it really takes the right quilt top pattern. Not saying that I chose the right pattern, but I thought it worked for the pattern called City Blocks. I would like it better if it was more open. It took a long time to quilt. I guess it would be harder to keep the lines straight if it was more open. The picture of the panto was deceiving to me, considering the size was 13 inches. I would use it again with the right top. I am not very good at choosing pantos. That's why I have so many(over 70). I did it!!!!
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    Attachment 600261Here's another with varigated thread. Above had purple.
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    Attachment 600262You can see stitching better. Not perfect, but ok.
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    I have used it on many quilts. It is fairly easy to keep the lines straight. When the quilt is washed any bobble will be gone. It is great on mens quilts. I love her designs.

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