Pebble Quilting Demo

A couple of people have asked for a tutorial on the pebble quilting I’ve done.

Pebble Quilted Hexagons.

There is so much info out there about free motion quilting that I’m not going to cover the basics again, but along with those other links, I have a post here about them.

I figured it would just be easiest if I posted a little video of me doing the quilting. Check it out!

I hope that having a visual example is helpful!  I go around each “pebble” two full times and then move onto the next pebble.  Sometimes I start a third time around in order to head off into the direction I’d like.  At first I thought it looked a bit sloppy, but the big picture is the key with this quilting – not each individual pebble.  No one will notice if a pebble or two aren’t just right.

One thing to keep in mind is to keep the size of your pebbles basically the same.  Over time they can gradually grow or shrink and you want to avoid that.  Unless you choose to intentionally mix it up with the pebble sizes.

Also, wind all the bobbins you can before you get started.  You’re seriously going to be going through some thread!

Let me know if you have questions!

62 Responses to “Pebble Quilting Demo”

  1. Charlotte turner September 19, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    Apparently the video is no longer available. Where can I preview it?

    • Alissa September 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

      It’s working ok for me… hopefully it now is for you too?

  2. Mary November 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    Hey thank you for the pebble demo. I’m just learning to free motion and this is a nice technique to use as a beginner. Mary

  3. Dorothy July 22, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    Great tutorial. Definitly a “keeper” that I will watch over and over until I get it right.

  4. Janet Weeks September 9, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    I love your tutorial. Your hands are not moving, just the machine. Do you have a tutorial with a basic machine?

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