Pantograph Catalogue Help

What Kind of Information Do the Pictures Provide?

Click on any thumbnail, and it will take you to the design’s page where you can see the full picture.

The full picture shows

  • the pattern in original size in the background
  • a smaller version of the pattern as an inset
  • the name and original size of the pattern


What Size Are the Pictures?

The original picture size is exactly one letter page. That means the pattern part that you see in the background would cover a 8.5″ x 11″ rectangle on your quilt. You can click on the picture, and it will show you a larger size.

The insert is 15% of that size to give you an idea of the density of the pattern.

I edit all patterns the same way but I am only human, so mistakes can happen. There is no guarantee that everything is actually exactly to scale. So please use this as an approximation only.


What Is The Difference Between Categories and Tags?

I have sorted the patterns into as few categories as possible. Some pictures are in several categories. Searching by category will give more results than searching by tag.

I have taken the tags from my personal database of patterns, and they are very detailed. They are more a description of individual elements of the pattern. Lots of patterns have loops or swirls, for example, but their main focus might be something entirely different. Tags are helpful if you are looking for a very specific pattern like paw prints or dinosaur tracks. I have tried to simplify the tags as much as possible but there are a lot to scroll through. Using the search function might be a better option.


What Are the Pricing Categories?

The cost of a pattern is determined by its density. More density means more stitching time, and the longer it takes the more expensive it gets, naturally. This does not make much of a difference for small quilts but can have quite an impact for queen- and kingsize quilts. Category I is the least expensive.

I used to have five different categories with Category V being the most expensive but I have reworked all pattern sizes to eliminate the highest category and offer more choices for a lesser cost.


Can a Pattern Size Be Changed?

Theoretically, yes. If you like a pattern but would prefer a different size, please let me know, and we can work out the details. However there will be an extra charge of $10 to have pattern size changed. Please be aware that there are limits to enlarging patterns, the throat space of the machine determines how large a pattern can be. Changing the pattern size might also change the pricing category because the density will have to be calculated for the new size.


Search Bar

If you use the search bar on the pantograph pages, it only returns results from these pages, not from other areas of the website. You can search by name if you are looking for a specific pattern or use another search term. Please be aware that the results depend on how the patterns and pictures have been tagged. If you can’t find what you are looking for, try a different/broader search term.


Pattern Suggestions

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of patterns to choice from, don’t worry about it too much. Once I have your quilt here, I’ll be happy to suggest a few patterns that work for your quilt. The online catalogue is only supposed to show you what is available, and if nothing catches your eye while you are scrolling through, that’s perfectly fine. I’ll be happy to help.


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