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Using the Sashiko Pantograph on a Vintage Lace Quilt

To increase web traffic to your site, one of the most worthwhile things to spend time doing is creating blog entries that Google will index for search terms relevant to our industry. One practical way to do this is to highlight specific designs you offer or client quilts that you've worked on. Beautiful pictures convey so much, but when it comes to Google, the images do not translate to search terms. So, actual words are also important to incorporate. Your blog entries do not need to be long, drawn out sagas! Don't worry about getting them to be a certain number of words. Instead, be descriptive of the quilt and the process so we can get those searchable terms associated with your site. I'll provide an example, but please delete this for your site and use your own examples and photos.

••• At a time I was quilting almost ALL mail-in work, it was such a refreshing surprise to have this quilt dropped off at my home studio by Elizabeth B. She found me on Instagram but because she lives a few hours away and was going to be in my area, she and her daughter dropped by my home studio for the hand-off. Liz was so excited to get this quilt finished for her husband's 40th birthday - it was a surprise gift! She chose this gorgeous Kona solid called Pacific for the background, which really made the quilt extra striking and special.

The Vintage Lace pattern is by Lo and Behold Stitchery. I'm a huge half-square triangles fan in quilt construction, so I especially love that element in addition to the symmetry.


We selected the Sashiko pantograph available from Urban Elementz for the quilting motif. I love how it incorporates both traditional and modern elements of quilting. It was a perfect fit for this top!


Since the quilt is primarily this gorgeous blue, I went with blue for the thread choice. It sometimes bothers me to have dark thread in areas of light fabric, but it didn't phase me at all in this example, since it's so minimal.


The backing fabric was this gorgeous Robert Kaufman linen. Can you see the yummy texture from the photo? There were so many thoughtful details that went into this quilt.


I was so thrilled with how this quilt turned out! It's always an honor to be able to collaborate with my clients to finish special quilts that will be loved for a long time to come. Thank you, Liz! If you have a special quilt that needs a loving touch, head to my work request form to get started! I'd love to work with you for your next project.

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