Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thread-u-cation Thursday: Zigzag Stitch

Thread-u-cation Thursday- Zigzag Stitch
The Zigzag Stitch is great for creating line and texture at the same time. It looks structural to me, so I use it for fence building along a field or in the front yard for my little house quilts. And it's really simple to do.

Here's how I make my ZigZag Stitches: Bring the needle up at point A and reinsert the needle about 1/4" straight up from A at point B. Bring the needle up at point A again and insert the needle at point C which is about 1/4" to the left of point B and on the same line.
Now bring the needle up at point D which is about 1/4" to the left of point A. Point D now becomes point A. Repeat the instructions above.

I hope you enjoy the Zigzag stitch. Please let me know how you use it in your work.


Eva said...

A very useful stitch! I did it a lot on my art quilts, especially on the bird quilt, holding down the cut edges because I'm not practised with needle turn -- and too impatient.

lorien13 said...

Thank you for posting this!!! The only place I could find to tell me how to do this! Thanks so much! <3