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You can quilt a series of concentric, geometric spirals inside a square block. The lines don't have to be even and they don't even have to be perfectly straight to add extra depth and dimension to your quilt.
String of Pearls, Photo via ChristaQuilts
To quilt the square spiral design shown above, start stitching on one side of your square. Using the edge of your foot as a guide, sew until you are about ¼ inch to ½ inch away from the edge. Stop with your needle in the fabric. Pivot, and then sew another straight line next to the edge. Continue in this manner until you have quilted the entire block in one continuous pattern.
Another great way to add interesting quilting with a walking foot or regular sewing foot is to stitch a series of straight lines spaced very close together over the surface of your entire quilt. This is sometimes called "matchstick quilting" and is a very popular design to use for modern quilting.
Cycles 2 Quilt, Photo via SheCanQuilt
To machine quilt matchstick lines, simply start on one side of the quilt and stitch a line from one end to the other. Do not worry about keeping your lines completely straight. Organic, imperfect lines actually add more interest to the quilt. Continue stitching in the same direction all the way across the quilt. You can periodically mark a straight line with painter's tape to keep the lines going in roughly the same direction.
Triangle City Quilt, Photo via SheCanQuilt
Quilting lines spaced further apart look great on quilts with large amounts of background negative space. They can be quilted at a diagonal angle across the quilt to add interest and break up the space. So don't feel limited if you can't or don't wish to free-motion quilt your creations. The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity, and it all starts with a straight line.