Yesterday I was in a fabric dyeing workshop with the Australian professor (of Dutch origin) Dijanne Cevaal. Quilts and quilting much applies a straight stitch instead of zig-zag or cranny, makes reviewing several times the piece as if he were quilting. Are super nice because the fabrics are dyed by herself and achieves dramatic effects.
In addition to these quilts brought a completely white and quilting with black thread, imagine the contrast. It consists of 72 squares of 5x5 "and all the pads are different.
The lady, to pump more pocket money than the dough roll of course, was selling a sort of book (I say sort because it is a file in black and white) with photographs of 72 quilts and when you look closely you see that are full of "failures." If you read the explanation of their way to work say things like:
There are no rules for machine quilting but people say that there is perfectly fine to cross over the lines and pads, it really depends on what effect or texture be obtained. Relax and enjoy your machine like a pencil with which you can draw anything your mind, your eyes and your hands can coordinate. Do not be intimidated by all those bad calls rules. Remember that each one draws a different way, so you can quilt differently. Not perfectly padded, quilted to create texture and visual interest, an opportunity to add emotion to the surface of the quilt. I encourage people to try it. We are obsessed with perfect stitch but if everyone draws differently, why can not we apply the mulch? Who made the rules? If the lines are not perfect or completely straight our eye and makes them perfect for us straight. Nicked and slightly crooked lines can be as interesting as the totally straight.
So after reading this I have been encouraged. Had begun to cushion the Deck Stack a loop with a pattern of continuous line and was about to undo the stitching but I said if you can not draw hardly get a perfect padding and quilting and draw or not padded.