See also: stipple. Meandering is a free-motion quilting technique, sewn over the top of the quilt to add texture without detracting from the appearance of your piecing. Meandering is stitched in a wandering line, covering the space of the quilt without following a set pattern. Meandering can follow the shape or style of the quilter’s choice and tends to recede from the eye so the piecing of the quilt remains at the forefront.