Changing scale with the Stipple Meander – Intro to Free Motion Quilting

Welcome to our Intro Free Motion Quilting series! We are so excited about this course so we can help give you the confidence to finish your quilts yourself on your home sewing machine or longarm.

We’re branching out a little bit today with the Stipple Meander and learning how to change scale, or make it the design bigger or smaller.

Changing the scale of your free motion quilting design is the easiest way to customize the look of a quilting stitch. When you use a small scale design it will look more sophisticated, tamp down the fabric and make the quilt stiffer.

When you quilt with a large scale, the quilt will look more whimsical, retain a good amount of loft and be very drapey.

Both options have a time and place to be used, sometimes in the same quilt. You can easily see on the sample how the smaller scale stipple in the outer triangles helps define the block and make the center triangle pop.

If you haven’t watched our intro videos on the supplies you’ll need and how to use your stencils and Pounce Pad, make sure you watch those first on our class page:

We have created four reorderable quilt kits using solid fabrics from Northcott Colorworks. The richly colored fabrics are fabulous to work with, and it will make it very easy to see your stitches and make your stitching the star or the show.

Make sure you grab a stencil kit, which contains the four stencils and pounce pad we are using to learn the four basic stitches. And grab the quilt pattern, which is FREE with the purchase of any Free Motion Quilting Kit.

Supplies we are using:
Free Motion Quilting Series Pattern:
Free Motion Quilting Stencil Kit:
Free Motion Quilting Quilt Kit:

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