Stippling is a free-motion quilting technique used to add texture to a quilt top. Stippling is a basic quilting skill and serves as a simple filler design that blends into the background of your quilt. To stipple a quilt, stitch a meandering line that doesn’t cross itself over the quilt top. The size and “waggliness” of your stippling will vary depending on the design of your quilt and personal preference.