The Zigzag Stitch is great for creating line and texture at the same time. It looks structural to me, so I use it for fence building along a field or in the front yard for my little house quilts. And it’s really simple to do.
Here’s how to make Zigzag Stitches: Bring the needle up at point A and reinsert the needle about 1/4″ straight up from A at point B. Bring the needle up at point A again and insert the needle at point C which is about 1/4″ to the left of point B and on the same line.
Now bring the needle up at point D which is about 1/4″ to the left of point A. Point D now becomes point A. Repeat the instructions above.