How to Quilt Crazy Grid - Walking Foot Quilting Tutorial

I'm going crazy for walking foot quilting! When you quilt Crazy Lines on top of itself, you'll create a Crazy Grid. Learn how to quilt this design in this new walking foot quilting tutorial:

Click Here to find the book Explore Walking Foot Quilting with Leah Day. Inside you'll find 30 fun walking foot quilting designs with tips on how to use them in real quilts. This book also includes the quilt pattern for Marvelous Mosaic, the quilt we're making together with these squares!

Check out the other tools and supplies shared in this video:

Basting Pins and Pinmoors

Fabric Marking Pencil

Isacord Thread

Queen Supreme Kit

Affiliate: I also used 1/4-inch masking tape to mark the narrow lines of Pinstripes. I found this tape on Amazon right here.

Tips for Quilting Crazy Grid with Walking Foot Quilting

how to quilt crazy grid

Weirdly enough, I find quilting random lines with walking foot quilting a bit challenging. Because the foot is so large and because it's harder to see the quilt surface, I found I really needed to use the tape to guide the angles of the lines. Otherwise I'd naturally start echoing the line before using the edge of the walking foot as a guide.

But this may just one of those quirks about me. Give it a try and see how it works for you!

Just a quick reminder about my machine settings:

For walking foot quilting I always set the stitch length to 1.5 mm and place a Queen Supreme Slider on my sewing table to the left of the feed dogs like so:

Quilting on your home machine table setup

However, for this Marvelous Mosaic Quilt, I have Minky fabric on the back which likes to grip the machine and table. When using this fabric on the back, I increase the stitch length to 2.5 mm. 

What's that weird thing on top of my machine? That's a small magnetic pincushion and a cheater needle. I keep those handy for tying off and burying loose thread tails as I quilt. Click Here to check them out.

How Much Crazy Grid Do You Need?

How to quilt Crazy Grid

Grid designs involve a lot of lines of quilting. You have lines running in one direction, then lines running perpendicular. Question is: how much quilting do you really need?

The answer might surprise you - not very much. Check the rating on the batting package and see what it says. If it says "Quilting up to 10 inches" then you can quilt Crazy Grid with lines 8-9 inches apart. That is a lot of space between those lines of quilting!

So please don't feel pressure to quilt your lines super tight together like you see in this video. In a real quilt, you only need as much quilting as your batting requires.

Would you like to learn new machine quilting designs and make a big, beautiful quilt? 

That's what we're making with Marvelous Mosaic!

Marvelous Mosaic | walking foot 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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