The Free Motion Quilting Project: 56. Learn How to Quilt Crack Maze, #404

Thursday, September 12, 2013

56. Learn How to Quilt Crack Maze, #404

It's time to quilt! I've been playing around with simple shapes again and ways to break up space quickly and easily. This Crack Maze design is the perfect fit to break up large space with wiggly lines of irregular cracks:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

This design actually starts in the same foundational way as Foundation Puzzle, and you can see the two designs look similar in a 4 inch square:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

The major difference here is Foundation Puzzle involves stitching a spiral within the triangle shapes and a lot of careful travel stitching to move around the design. Crack Maze is a lot faster and hopefully easier for you to stitch if you're just starting out.

Let's learn how to quilt it!

Here's the specs on Crack Maze:

Difficulty Level - Beginner. This isn't a super difficult design and if you want, you can totally minimize the travel stitching for an easier experience.

Design Family - Foundational. Start with the simple wiggly line foundation, and if you like that effect and feel it's dense enough, you can stop there! If you're looking for a more dense effect, just travel in each area and fill with more wiggly lines.

That's it for this design! Where are you going to use it? Make sure to jump on your machine and give it a try today so you can link up with us tomorrow on Free Motion Friday!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. Oh this sounds like lot of fun. Would be great for a Halloween theme quilt :-).


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