Quilting Designs

      We have many designs available or we can quickly download designs from a number of sources. Check our Links Page for their websites. Be sure to look under digital designs not paper patterns. Don't be overwhelmed by all the possibilities. If you want to be very specific about your quilting design we are here to stitch out your vision. If you don't know exactly what you have in mind that's fine, too. It is our pleasure to get to know your thoughts and feelings about the top you have created and complement it. If possible send us a picture of your top so we can communicate with you about it.

       We are only able to use designs compatible with Intelliquilter. These sources below have many options.

  1. Digi-Tech
  2. Intelligent Quilting
  3. Legacy Quilting
  4. Sweet Dreams Studio
   Look over some of the patterns and get a feel for how densely you want your top quilted.  Is there something in your quilt top you especially want attention drawn to or away from? Is there something that just doesn't appeal to you in some of the designs like too many straight lines, too many curves or not enough, too busy or not enough detail.  We are able to divide, manipulate and combine patterns in many different ways and use free hand work to even further complement and enhance your  quilt pattern or your fabric choices. Feel free to be involved in this aspect of completing your quilt as much as you desire.

     Here are some terms that will be helpful for you to be familiar with as you look at design websites.

  1. Edge to Edge, Border to Border or Pantograph all refer to patterns designed to stitch over most of your quilt. They can be confined to an area such as the interior of your quilt allowing for another pattern to be used in the borders.
  2. Block, Cornerstone, or Triangle are examples of patterns that fit in specific confined areas of your quilt. They do not always have to fit within a block you have pieced. They can be used to enhance secondary designs within your piecing. It  means they have been designed in such a way they do not continually repeat.
  3. Point to Point or Line Pattern. refer to patterns that will stitch out again and again over a specified line.  We can use them in straight lines, curved lines or wavy lines. Concatenating as used on the Sweet Dreams web site means "able to be joined in a line".
  4. Border and Sashing patterns are usually point to point style patterns the designer feels would work well in these areas. However, we aren't limited to only using them there. Often you will see a companion design close by for going around corners that is intended to link with these designs.
  5. Cornerstone are block patterns the designers feel would work well in the square blocks of your sashing. They are usually planned to connect to point to point designs. Some websites do not use this term but near the point to point design they will have a variation that will work well in the corner block.
  6. Frames are block patterns with a blank area in the middle to showcase something in the center of that area. Many other patterns can also be combined to create frames.
  7. Background patterns are usually smaller and denser. They are used around portions of another design and/or applique, etc.