3 Tips For Choosing The Right Quilting Design


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When it comes to quilting, sometimes you can use it to your advantage when a quilt isn’t exactly the way you thought it would be.

If your blocks are perfect, you can draw more attention to them. If you hate them all, you can distract. If you are somewhere in between, you can focus the eye to only one area.


Angela Walters from Quilting Is My Therapy has come up with just the trick for figuring out what quilting is best for you.

If You Love How All Of Your Blocks Turned Out

Do you think all of your blocks turned out exactly how you want them to? Do you want to show them all off equally, especially if all of the blocks are the same?

Then try dot-to-dot quilting. Using a ruler to create a diagonal design that frames the blocks works amazingly.

Love Some Of Them Only? Then Highlight Only Those!

Use echoing around your favorite block. Angela describes this as creating a “parentheses” to tell everyone “hey! look at this block!”

Straight line echoing is super easy, too, so it’s a great design for beginners. Any kind of echoing will work well for this purpose, though.

Once your frames are quilted, you can create a fun filler of your choice.

Create A Fun Secondary Pattern With Your Quilting To Distract From The Blocks

Let’s say your blocks didn’t turn out the way you wanted them to. We’ve all been there. The quilt isn’t perfect, so use something else to make up for it!

Angela uses this opportunity to create a grid to fill in later. This zig-zag grid is perfect for distracting from blocks you aren’t so proud of, or just a great way to incorporate more quilting!


Watch the video below to learn how to use quilting to your advantage. Which of Angela’s techniques is your favorite?