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.
Play with color, detail, texture and dimension in brand new ways to achieve exquisite results unlike anything you've quilted before. Join renowned quilting instructor Patsy Thompson, and discover how to use her signature hyperquilting technique to create quilts that shine with vibrant visual interest and enticing intricacy. Get tips for bringing your work to life by selecting the perfect combination of gorgeous threads. Find out how easy it is to use trapunto techniques that add luscious loft and standout texture to any project, from wallhangings to full-size quilts. Plus, learn to combine hyperquilting and trapunto techniques to create dynamic quilt projects that draw attention and admiration for years to come.