Truckin’ Along Pictogram



Have you ever driven across I-80?   There are ruts in the Highway from the trucks. Cars wander back and forth from one side to the other not knowing where to stay.  Once we pulled into a garage to find out what was wrong with our car.  The man laughed.  He said dozens of people stop for the same reason – but it’s just the ruts in the road!

One of my customers requested this big rig pattern.  I hope she likes it.  The trucks are 8 inches high and of varying lengths depending on what kind: tankers, semis, dump trucks, cattle cars, etc.  (Hope I got the terminology right?)  

This pattern is 8″ wide & 12′ long with no repeats.

The distinctive feature of a Pictogram is that it’s a pantograph with NO repeats.  It’s a complete 12′ roll comprised of 6 trucks all “hooked” together.  They can be used as a border or can also be quilted like an E2E or B2B giving lots of pictorial subject matter to your quilt.

To avoid placing an image on top of itself all the way down the quilt I recommend starting at a different truck  for each “pass.” After starting, continue quilting through as many sections as needed for that row. You won’t have to stop – the line is continuous.  For alignment help see the “Tips” section.

LIMITED OFFER: We have a few copies of this pattern enlarged to 10 inches wide. It is cut off at the normal length of 12 feet.

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10", 8"


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