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How to Machine Quilt Wobbly Cosmos

We've learned how to quilt Bright Star and how to quilt Jagged Cosmos. Now let's learn how to quilt the wiggly, wobbly version of this design with Wobbly Cosmos! Learn how to quilt it with walking foot quilting in this new video:

Quick Links to things in this tutorial:

Marking Pencil

Quilting Gloves

Isacord Thread

Explore Walking Foot Quilting

Click here to find the Wobbly Cosmos quilting stencil.

Tips for Machine Quilting Wobbly Cosmos

This is a Center-Fill Design which means you start in the center of your quilt and always quilt outward to the outer edges. In the case of Wobbly Cosmos, your goal is to quilt gently curvying lines from the center to the outer edges while also slowly increasing the space between the lines.

how to quilt wobbly cosmos

I think it's a lot easier to quilt this particular design with marked lines. The curving lines can be harder to match up and quilt consistently, especially in the center of the design and having a marked line to work with just makes everything easier.

As with all curvy line designs, you'll need to watch out for signs of fabric shifting and any pleats and puckers as you stitch over your lines of quilting. Make sure to lift your foot and rotate the quilt as you stitch along deeper curves. If you try to stitch and steer through the curves at the same time, you'll often see strange ripples appear over the quilt - those are whiskers. 

To avoid whiskers just lift the foot often to rotate and reposition the quilt so you can stay on the curving lines.

how to quilt wobbly cosmos

If that feels really clunky to you or hard to remember to lift and rotate the quilt, you can also try quilting it with free motion quilting. Wobbly Cosmos was the 98th design I shared to the Free Motion Quilting Project and here is the original quilting tutorial for this design:

I hope you can see both methods of machine quilting can work great when quilting Wobbly Cosmos. Which is the best for you? Try quilting it both ways and see for yourself!

Would you like to create a big, beautiful quilt AND learn how to machine quilt lots of different designs? Then you should join in the fun and make the Marvelous Mosaic Quilt with me!

marvelous mosaic quilting sampler quilt

We're quilting all 30 designs from the book Explore Walking Foot Quilting with Leah Day and we're going to connect together the best 20 to create the Marvelous Mosaic Quilt. Find the quilt pattern and detailed instructions in the book, available in the following formats: 

Explore Print Edition

Explore Ebook Edition

Explore Kindle Edition

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,

Leah Day

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