Quilting – What is echoing?
I’ve never heard the word “echoing” until I started to free-motion quilt and I’ve never done it before until recently on a customer quilt because it reminded me of the hawaiian quilts.
What is echoing? Echoing is stitching two or more uniform lines a certain distance away from your first (keeping them even if you can). They can help hide mistakes too!
It is a form of free-motion quilting and I think you should practice this one to have it in your back pocket!!! It is used to emphasize an appliqué or quilt design.
I do not have to mark the quilt top when I use the echoing technique. If the customer lets me, I will use the echoing technique for the inside of the appliqué to add dimension and texture.
I love using the echo technique as I can move around the quilt with ease or make the huge open space more manageable.
Have you done any echoing?