Pebbling is a style of free-motion quilting used to add texture to the quilt top. When pebbling, the quilter stitches small circles, or pebbles, of varied sizes over the top of the quilt to hold the top, batting, and backing together. The pebbles can be stitched freehand or following markings made by the quilter. As the pebbles are stitched, they should connect with each other, creating one fluid motion rather than fully distinct circles.