Free pattern of 1/2 inch cross hatching for hand quilting. It is FREE for all quilters to share. Whether you quilt for yourself, or a quilting teacher or an independent shop owner. Just click to download and print!
Cross hatching is the most classic quilting pattern as “background filler.” It is eternally elegant, the best and timeless Western design for hand quilting! I couldn’t love it more! Because it never fails to lift your quilt up onto a classy finish! One can never have too much of it!
Whether you applique or pieced your top, all you need to do is to download and print this pattern off your home printer. Then place it under neath the back ground fabric of your choice and trace it onto your background fabric around your applique motifs or piecing designs where “play the background role”. Use the pattern shown through to the top of the fabrics (use tape to stick it onto a glass surface would be even better) as a guide, place your ruler along the lines, and trace with iron off or wash off markers, or simply a very fine pencil.
What if you want 1 inch cross hatching instead of the half-inch? Easy! Just print the pattern as instructed above, but only trace “every other line” only.