I finally decided to just do a stipple pattern on my first FMQ project and have been practicing. I will be using a stencil because I don't feel I have the ability to meander evenly. I've looked at a few to order online and they all have beginning and ending points (see sample images).
In one image the start is upper left, end lower right. In the other start is on the upper left, end lower right.
When you mark your quilt with a stippling stencil, do you mark the quilt so that the next section starts at the end of the last - essentially an unending stipple across the quilt (until you lay it for the next row)? This would work if the start and end points were both on top.
But if they are in different positions, do you just mark laying the stencil side to side and then sew each marking independently - starting and stopping with each? Or, would you stagger the marking so that the next section starts where the first ends?
Or am I just overthinking this?
Thanks for your help.