Some designs are crazy, but this one is just plain psycho! Learn how to machine quilt Psycho Ziggie in this new machine quilting tutorial:
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Tips for Quilting Psycho Ziggie with Walking Foot Quilting
This design is quilted with all zigzag lines and it’s super easy to stitch with walking foot quilting. Starting in the middle of your quilting space, stitch a zigzag line from one end to the other. Travel stitch along the edge and quilt another line across, as wild and crazy as you can.
This is basically Crazy Ziggie, but to turn it into Psycho Ziggie, you’re simply going to double it by quilting more random zigzag lines on top, running in the opposite direction.
It’s very easy to get lost in this texture so try to stay on track and remember where you are in the designs. If you do get lost, don’t worry! You probably won’t be able to tell once you’ve quilted the entire area.
Is this texture feeling just a bit too wild for you? Check out the other zigzag designs you can quilt easily with your walking foot: Zigzag Lines, Pinstripe Ziggie, Matrix Maze, Pinstripe Matrix Maze.
Tips for Quilting Psycho Ziggie on a Longarm
I found Psycho Ziggie super easy to quilt on the Grace Qnique longarm. I used my Slice Quilting Ruler to keep the lines straight and change directions randomly across the area.
What I like most about quilting on the longarm is being able to see the entire area I’m quilting very clearly spread over the frame. I quilted to the bottom edge of the frame and stitched a zigzag line across to create a little pocket of space to fill with Psycho Ziggie, then simply filled the space with zigzag lines running in both directions. It was not only fast, it felt super easy because all I had to do was steer the longarm over the quilt.
In this video I’m quilting the Double Stripe Diamond Quilt and filling up the background space with as many different funky designs as I can! This quilt has been an adventure in learning and experimenting with different techniques, most of them created by my quilting rulers.
Keep in mind you don’t have to quilt the lines so close together. If this seemed really close to you, please understand that you can also quilt these lines wider apart and the quilt will finish softer as well. This quilt is destined for my kitchen table so I want it to be quilted densely. The closer the quilting, the more practice you get in a smaller amount of space so it’s a great way to practice and learn.
Find more videos with a bit of walking foot quilting and a bit of Longarm quilting by clicking the links below:
What am I going to do with the square I quilted with my walking foot? That's a block for the Marvelous Mosaic Quilt! Click Here to find a tutorial on connecting your blocks together!
I've quilted all 30 designs from the book Explore Walking Foot Quilting with Leah Day and now you can connect the best 20 blocks together to create the Marvelous Mosaic Quilt. Find the quilt pattern and detailed instructions in the book, available in the following formats:
Click Here to find all the walking foot quilting videos I've shared so far. We're making three quilts together from this book and you can join in the fun and follow along anytime!
Let's go quilt,
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