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.