How to: Quilt Through

Easily print, assemble, and quilt through the paper to add beautiful quilting from Quiltable‘s Print At Home designs collection.

4 Easy Steps

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  • Print At Home File
  • Lightweight paper such as Easy Tear Paper or Newsprint
  • Clear Tape
  • Fine Tip Marker
  • Machinger Gloves
  • Safety Pins or other sewing pins
  • Tweezers

Design Prep

Blocks: Print block design. Abutt page edges and draw in any missing line segments with a fine-tipped marker.

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Pantograph: Print pantograph (edge to edge) design. In reverse page number order, tape pages together with clear tape abutting page edges and adding as many pages as needed to achieve the desired length.

Why reverse order? The pantograph designs are optimized for quilt-from-the-back longarm quilters. Longarmers will be quilting from right to left as they are standing at the back of their machine.

Draw any missing line segments with a fine-tipped marker.

Pin and Quilt

Using safety pins, quilter’s pins, or sewing pins, pin the paper design to the quilt.

For a Home Sewing Machine, Domestic Machine, or Stationary Quilt Machine:

Use machinger gloves to guide the quilted project through the machine throat. Be mindful to not sew over pins.

On a longarm, working from the front of the machine, carefully sew through the paper on the printed lines. Do not sew over pins.

Remove Paper

Using tweezers, carefully remove the paper.