The Free Motion Quilting Project: 62. Learn how to Quilt Wiggle Maze, #407

Thursday, October 3, 2013

62. Learn how to Quilt Wiggle Maze, #407

It's quilting time! Here's a design from the Craftsy class Free Motion Fillers Volume 2 that will look great in the sashing of your quilts:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

You can also fit this into the background or hair sections of Express Your Love, but you have have to do some fiddling to get it to fit perfectly:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

It's pretty simple in the idea, but quilting this is definitely an exercise in precise travel stitching. The good news is you can sometimes hide little mistakes by adding more thread to the area. See what I mean in this video:

free motion quilting | Leah Day
One other idea for using Wiggle Maze is to stitch it around the edges of a block, but don't fill in the opposite edge. This will act like a wiggly frame for that block in your quilt and make it stand out dramatically on the surface!

This kind of reminds me of icicle lights, but without the extra stars added to the lines. I think it would really look great in any fall or winter themed quilts and if you quilted it in metallic thread it really would look like real icicle lights!

If you enjoyed learning this design, which is perfect for the sashing of your quilt, please check out the Craftsy class Free Motion Fillers Volume 2. We learn 50 designs in that class that will work perfectly in narrow places like sashing or borders. Once you sign up for this online class you can watch the lessons anytime and your class pass never expires so you'll always be able to enjoy the class video lessons forever!

Click here to get 50% off Free Motion Fillers Volume 2 today!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. I love this design! And I signed up for your Craftsy class at the bargain rate. I marvel again at the resources we have at our fingertips. Thank you, Leah, for your generous contributions to the community of makers.

  2. This just gave me a filler idea for some Christmas table runners I'm working on. Thanks!

    Ann Alpert
    Tyler, Tx


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