Free Motion Quilting Design: Pebbling
In the scale of most popular quilting designs, pebbling ranks #3. This filler is time consuming to produce, but looks beautiful over small areas surrounding organic shapes like flowers and vines.
This design also builts up intense thread texture because of the large amount of travel stitching required to quilt it. This makes the design stand out on the surface of your quilt and draws attention to whatever you stitch it around.
See how beautiful Pebbling looks when quilted around this snowflake block from the Winter Wonderland Quilt?
You can speed up the process of stitching each circle by creating larger circles and with medium sized pebbles surrounding them. Try to stitch multiple sizes and shapes so it doesn't take so much time to cover your quilting space with this texture.
Quilting Tip - If you find yourself struggling to quilt Pebbling because your thread keeps breaking, try switching to a thinner, stronger thread like Isacord. This will work much better because you will be able to travel stitch over your circles multiple times without the thread breaking.
This is a group of designs that all work similarly to Pebbling. You quilt all of these designs by stacking shapes together seamlessly. New designs are formed by changing the shapes you are stacking.
Check out the following Stacking Designs and see which ones you like the best:
Remember, if you can stitch Pebbling, you can probably stitch all of these designs too!
Learn how to quilt the 4 most popular quilting designs! Click on the links below:
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