How to Machine Quilt 7 Common Quilt Blocks
Log Cabin: Straight Line
Diagonal lines quilted the same distance apart in a V shape create chevron designs across a quilt block or top.See how here.
Log Cabin: Wavy Lines
Stitching continuous wavy lines in a free-form manner gives a sense of movement across the quilt and sharply contrasts the linear design of the Log Cabin blocks.See how here.
Four-Patch: Wavy Lines
Wavy lines alternating horizontally then vertically in adjoining squares are often referred to as a ribbon candy design.See how here.
Four-Patch: Orange Peel
Intersecting diagonal lines stitched across a quilt top make up the framework for curved leaves that are often referred to as a Orange Peel design.See how here.
Diagonal lines that intersect across a quilt block or top are often referred to as a crosshatch design.See how here.
Nine-Patch: Orange Peel
Rail Fence: Echo
Quilting 1⁄4" away from the seam lines echoes the lines created by the fabric pieces and seams. Continuing to stitch into adjacent rectangles without cutting threads allows you to sew more quickly.See how here.
Rail Fence: Orange Peel
An allover meandering or puzzle quilting design is commonly called stippling. It involves a series of random curves closely spaced where lines do not cross.See how here.
Strips: Straight Lines
Stitching horizontal lines across vertical seams creates a plaidlike effect. Vary your stitch length to add interest. On this quilt top the stitch length varies from 2.5–4.0 millimeters.See how here.
Strips: More Straight Lines
Stitching diagonal lines through squares and rectangles adds interest to a bricklike quilt top design.See how here.
Flying Geese: Echo
Quilting 1⁄4" away from the seam lines echoes the lines created by the fabric pieces and seams. Continuing to stitch into an adjacent Flying Geese block without cutting threads allows you to sew more quickly.See how here.