This is the Rice stitch which I understand is a canvas stitch. Sharon B at http://pintangle.com/ shows the different variations of this stitch and recommends using waste canvas when stitching onto a crazy quilt/regular fabric. Okay, so I am always the rebel and just went straight to stitching onto my fabric without using the waste canvas. I honestly don't care if my stitches are perfect. I like the irregularity as it has a more organic feel to me.