threaded quilting studio

Take a look through some recent projects to see if these examples inspire any quilting ideas for your top! This is just the beginning of what's possible. Always keep in mind that quilting scale can be easily adjusted for your preferred quilting density.

twisted tatting

I opted to shrink this panto down to a very small scale so that the design was very dense. It would also look great on a larger scale.


(quilt maker Jessie Zeigler, pattern is Star Flurries)

arched loops

Shown in a not-too-dense scale, this quilting is minimal but stylish.


(quilt maker Jessie Zeigler, pattern Mini Modern Heart)

eye appeal

This modification of the traditional orange peel quilting adds a touch of elegance to a top.


(quilt made by the Central Iowa Modern Quilt Guild)


Scale is everything! The larger scale wishbone is perfect for a snuggly quilt but it can be made much smaller for a texture-rich look.


(quilt maker Stephanie Houlson)

wavy lines

This is a great choice when you want the patchwork to be the star of the show... but some fun texture also wouldn't hurt. ;)

(quilt maker Jessie Zeigler, pattern Fierce Feathered Star, 2 block lap quilt)

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This is a whimsical panto that adds dimension to any top. The echoed lines are reminiscent of a topological map and adds movement without taking over a top.

(quilt maker Lisa Nikkel)


geometric fill

Horizontal lines and right angled goodness... for when plain straight line quilting won't do.

(quilt maker Mary Brunkhorst)

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Play up the geometric look while enjoying the random-enough-to-be-hand-guided effect!

(quilt maker Eva Marie Evans)

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I bought this panto because I love the circles and curves so much. Maybe your quilt will be the first one I use it on? 

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Clearly I made these digital purchases with no quilt in mind, but with great hope that I soon have the pleasure of stitching it out for you!

 By Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth

By Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth


This panto is a modern classic and it's basically a crime that I haven't stitched it out on a real-life quilt yet! 


Named after Lindsey of Pen + Paper Patterns, this panto was a creative collaboration between the two of us. 

(quilt maker & photo by Lindsey Neill, pattern Vegas Wedding Quilt)

spirals on spirals

Whimsical and fun, this quilting will add curvy-interest to your top.


(quilt maker Jessie Zeigler)

baptist clams

This is a modern classic and is amazingly versatile!


(quilt maker Darci Hoffman)

loopy lines

These lines can run either vertically (shown) or horizontally across your quilt top.


(quilt maker Barbara Gamble)

straight lines

Perfect for modern looking quilts. It especially plays nicely with bold geometric design and can be positioned horizontally or vertically with spacing at any interval you'd like.

(quilt maker Jessie Zeigler, pattern Nine X)

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leafy vines

I love the spacing, curves and shapes of this panto! Add this one to a floral or otherwise "organic" top.

(quilt maker Mary Brunkhorst)

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time warp

Pick this fun panto for lots of movement and wonder!

(quilt maker Melanie Tuazon- read about this quilt over on her website)


overlapping crop circles

I love this one because it reminds me of the spirals that were a go-to in my hand-guided quilting days.

(quilt maker Jessie Zeigler)

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I've not yet had the pleasure of quilting out this design, but I have it locked and loaded in my system just for you!

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How delightfully fancy is this? I can't wait to use this panto!

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This repeating arch-type shape is going to be amazing future texture for some lucky quilt!