Friday, July 5, 2019

Straight Line Stipple Quilt Fill

Today it's about the quilting on the Holiday Stars place mat -

Straight Line Stipple on the Holiday Star place mat by QuiltFabrication

I'm calling it a Straight Line Stipple.

Straight Line Stipple on the Holiday Star place mat

Here's the basic idea: meander through the area to be filled using lines in parallel and perpendicular - no angles.

Straight Line Stipple quilt fill drawn out by QuiltFabrication

Add dimension by changing the line of stitching, creating open boxes here and there. Notice there's no crossing over on any of the lines - this is a geometric take on the traditional stipple. And don't worry about maintaining an exact distance between the lines. As long as the overall density stays consistent, it will look great!

For my place mat project, the space between lines is anywhere from 1/8" to 1/2". For a larger space to fill, the spacing could be somewhere between 
1 1/2" to 3". It's all up to what the quilt (and quilter) want.

Here's a video to see the Straight Line Stipple being stitched, using backtracking within the ditch to move through the space.

Quite a fun, easy, modern fill, suitable for a domestic or longarm machine, and perfect for a variety of quilts. Enjoy!

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  1. Thanks for sharing. I might try this motif.

  2. that looks like an interesting stitch pattern

  3. Great quilting design, usually it's curves, I will try this one!

  4. Hi Susan! Thank you for the great video showing this quilting technique. I think this is one that I can easily add to my arsenal. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Whenever I try to do this straight line meandering I always end up with rounded edges. I think I need to slow down to keep those edges clean and sharp.


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