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Thread: What is meandering?

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    I know it has something to do with quilting tops.I would like to do more than tacking or tying. Thanks

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    It is done with FMQ or a long arm. It is just going "where ever", I call it making puzzle pieces on my quilt. You may also see it called stipple.

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    You know the cartoon "Family Circus" when the kid takes a round about path home.
    Meandering or stippling is just that but preferably without crossing the lines. Almost like a snake crawling.
    You see it done with hand quilting in the applique quilts especially the Baltimore Album quilts. It is a background fill stitch.
    Machine quilters find it easy to do and a way to fill the space easily.

    Some define stippling as a smaller meander pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    You know the cartoon "Family Circus" when the kid takes a round about path home.
    Meandering or stippling is just that but preferably without crossing the lines. Almost like a snake crawling.
    You see it done with hand quilting in the applique quilts especially the Baltimore Album quilts. It is a background fill stitch.
    Machine quilters find it easy to do and a way to fill the space easily.
    ROFLMAO!

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    I just love your Avatar -- how cute !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    You know the cartoon "Family Circus" when the kid takes a round about path home.
    Meandering or stippling is just that but preferably without crossing the lines. Almost like a snake crawling.
    You see it done with hand quilting in the applique quilts especially the Baltimore Album quilts. It is a background fill stitch.
    Machine quilters find it easy to do and a way to fill the space easily.

    Some define stippling as a smaller meander pattern.
    Now I get it. Great description. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by DottyD
    I just love your Avatar -- how cute !!!!
    Thank you, Makes me giggle each time I see it.

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    Its like stippling but a lot further apart

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    some years ago when The Stencil Co introduced their meandering stencil the manufacturer always called it the "worm stencil". Customers asked why you need a stencil for meandering. It became the most popular stencil in the catalog and might still be. I drew more sizes for the current catalog.
    Then customers started saying that it helped them to get the rhythm of meandering and eventually were able to abandon the stencil.
    I am awkward meandering because it is somewhat like rubboing you head and stomach at the same time. You have to find your rhythm.
    The above is just a bit of quilt trivia that might enhance life.

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