Patsy Thompson

Ultimate Free-Motion Feathers

Patsy Thompson
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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!
Add emphasis to your feathers by embellishing the space around them with echo quilting, pebbling or elegant swirls. Patsy demonstrates these techniques, then shares her innovative methods of filling in the spine with lovely designs. Want to make even more impact? Learn how to quilt a secondary motif inside your feathers using decorative thread.
Enhance your borders, swags and pieced blocks -- or fill odd-shaped spaces on your quilt top -- with a variety of attractive featherette motifs. Patsy explains what a featherette is before offering step-by-step instruction on stitching these multisized plumes, which emanate from a single point. You'll also see how to use guidelines to create the appearance of symmetry.
Build on the skills you learned in Lesson 5 to create cohesive featherette designs that span multiple blocks. Using a simple template, Patsy walks through the steps of constructing two motifs that mirror each other. In addition, find out how to quilt unique feathered patterns, perfect for framing a focal design.
The versatility of plume motifs makes them perfect for filling the backgrounds of your quilts. With Patsy's guidance, you'll see how to stitch groups of plumes, using echo lines to travel between different sets. As a bonus, Patsy shares numerous eye-catching variations that will elevate any of your projects!
 
 
7 Lessons
2  hrs 57  mins

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.

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.

Patsy Thompson

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