Dusty Farrell instructs us on his echo puzzle quilt filler tutorial and shows us how to free motion quilt. He uses a background fill which gives texture in the medallion. If the larger motif has feathers, these should be incorporated into the filler design. The filler design can also be enlarged and stitched from edge to edge on a quilt. It’s all about scale. The more you practice, the better you get and the more you’ll want to experiment.
YLI has come out with a Dusty Farrell glow-in-the-dark sample thread pack of 6 glowing colors which are fun to play with. In answer to what kind of batting he prefers, Dusty replied: 80/20 Hobbs. He sometimes uses two layers of batting to give even more texture to his quilts.