Online Class

Ultimate Free-Motion Feathers

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Learn a stunning assortment of free-motion feather motifs, and elevate your quilts to new heights of style!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, feather designs and practice sheets
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Patsy Thompson
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Soar into free-motion quilting feathers with step-by-step guidance from expert Patsy Thompson! You'll get off to a flying start with tips for stitching smooth, precise designs, and master basic feathers as you practice four versatile variations. Next, play with the size, shape and placement of plumes to create looks that will complement any quilt, and make simple adjustments to feather spines for dramatic results. Add flair to your feathers with tips and tricks for echo quilting, pebbling and more, and find out how to use decorative thread for eye-catching embellishment. Then, discover must-have methods for fitting featherettes into any space, from borders and swags to pieced blocks — even as a background fill! Finally, find out how to use a simple template to create cohesive designs that span multiple blocks, and let your imagination take flight with Patsy's inspiring, original motifs.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Feather Basics
Meet expert quilter Patsy Thompson, your guide to creating gorgeous free-motion feather designs that will enhance any style of quilt. Learn how to expertly stitch a feather's curved teardrop shape as you work on four versatile motifs. In the process, you'll discover simple tricks for achieving smooth, accurate results every time!
2. Variations of Plume Proportions & Shapes
3. Mastering Feather Manipulation
4. Decorating Your Feathers
5. Basic Featherette Work
6. Complex Featherette Work
7. Plume-Based Fill Designs

Taught by

Patsy Thompson
Patsy Thompson
Patsy Thompson has been teaching free-motion quilting for almost 15 years. Her quilts have been exhibited in shows and juried exhibitions across the United States, including the American Quilter's Society show in Paducah, Kentucky.

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