Stippling is a quilting technique that can give texture to your quilt. It can be machine quilted or hand quilted. The design produced from stippling looks like a small meandering line.  Actually, the term stippling is used interchangeably with the term meandering.

I learned that the difference between the two terms has to do with the path of the line; never crosses over as opposed to crossovers.  Today most longer quilters think of stippling as a smaller version of meandering that is used to fill in background spaces on quilts.  Meandering is larger and is used as an all over quilting design.

quilt meandering
Old definition of quilt stippling; lines crossed.
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Doodling or meandering with free motion quilting.



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