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Learn How to Quilt Pebbling

Let's learn how to quilt Pebbling, another super popular free motion quilting design! This filler is time consuming to produce, but looks beautiful over small areas surrounding organic shapes like flowers and vines.

This design also builds up intense thread texture because of the large amount of travel stitching required to quilt it. This makes the design stand out on the surface of your quilt and draws attention to whatever you stitch it around.

Learn how to quilt Pebbling in this free motion quilting video:

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pebbling | free motion quilting
Pebbling Quilting Design

pebbling | free motion quiltingThis filler design is moderately difficult to create because of the intense amount of traveling you have to do in order to move from one "pebble" to another. It took around 45 minutes to quilt this 4 inch square, which means the Pebbling is pretty time consuming, but the effect is definitely worth it!

See how beautiful Pebbling looks when quilted around this snowflake block from the Winter Wonderland Quilt.

You can speed up the process of stitching each circle by creating larger circles and with medium sized pebbles surrounding them. Try to stitch multiple sizes and shapes so it doesn't take so much time to cover your quilting space with this texture.

Quilting Tip - If you find yourself struggling to quilt Pebbling because your thread keeps breaking, try switching to a thinner, stronger thread like Isacord. This will work much better because you will be able to travel stitch over your circles multiple times without the thread breaking.

Pebbling is the mother of all Stacking Designs

This is a group of designs that all work similarly to Pebbling. You quilt all of these designs by stacking shapes together seamlessly. New designs are formed by changing the shapes you are stacking.

Check out the following Stacking Designs and see which ones you like the best:
double pebbling | free motion quilting
Double Pebble
escargot | free motion quilting design
Escargot
free motion quilting design | coffee beans
Coffee Beans
pebbling | free motion quilting
Sand dollar
free motion quilting design | rocking
Rockin'

Remember, if you can stitch Pebbling, you can probably stitch all of these designs too!


Learn how to quilt the 4 most popular quilting designs! Click on the links below:
stippling quilting design | free motion quilting
Stippling
mctavishing quilting design | free motion quilting
McTavishing
pebbling qulting design | free motion quilting
Pebbling
paisley quilting design | free motion quilting
Paisley