New Design To Match A Quilt!!
New Design To Match A Quilt!

Every once in a while, something comes along that is new.

In this case it was a unique quilt, shown below, that really didn't match any of our 5,000 designs. So, what do you do?

Well, Ruth sat down and made a new pattern that fit the quilt's design. She used the Mach 3's "Draw" function that lets you design your pattern with the quilt on the table. This allows the designer, Ruth, to fit the pattern that she is creating exactly to the quilt.
The resulting pattern was a "Point-To-Point", in the Gammill terms, or "Autofit" in Innova's terms.

That means that one square design goes into a each of the quilt's blocks. Given that no two 1/4" seams are the same, you have a problem with the variable sized block and the exact-sized design matching up, especially when there are so many blocks together. The variations in the blocks add up to a significant amount so that at the end of the quilt, the block and the design do not match up as they should.

The "Autofit" technique is simple. Point to the starting location on each quilt block, all the way along the quilt. The Mach 3 will adjust the pattern to fit the quilt's blocks. That is important because even with the most advanced quilters, there is some variability in the blocks.

The result, as always, was another happy quilter!
Al Fin

I trust that this was of assistance or interest. If you have any questions that need to be answered, on this or other longarming or quilting topics, then please write to me at or call 219.255.8085.

Thank you for your time and interest.
May The Lord Richly Bless You!
Rick & Ruth Grihalva
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