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.
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!
Once you've mastered the basic feather, play around with the size, shape and placement of the plumes to create whimsical or elegant effects. Practice stitching simple teardrop shapes interspersed with fanciful swirls. Then tackle one-sided and asymmetric feathers for two more eye-catching designs.
Transforming the look of your feathers can be as simple as changing the shape of their spines. Learn how to use flexible curve rulers to mark a variety of spine guidelines before stitching in the feathers. Plus, discover a trusty technique for fitting feathers into spaces of all shapes and sizes!
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