playing with feather quilting on your home sewing machine

Feather Quilting

Tags: border quilting, free motion, online workshops, quilting

Everyone loves feather quilting including me. I don't do it enough! Is it easy? As long as you know how to free-motion quilt then yes it is. I have to say it is very difficult if you try to accomplish it with straight quilting.

Today I was playing with feather quilting and I love how the feathers pop when you echo quilt around it. The best thing of all is you don't need that puffy batting. Low-loft cotton/wool batting works just fine and in fact, the only batting I use for all my quilting.

Below is a one-sided feather I quilted and then echoed around several times to make it pop. It's not so easy to see the effect in the photo so I took a photo on an angle as well so you get a better idea.

One-sided feather quilting with echo quilting

One-sided feather quilting with echo quilting

Feather quilting closeup on an angle

Feather quilting closeup on an angle

This is just one of the techniques I teach in my online machine quilting workshop. I've made a demo video on feathers for my students. For more details about this class, visit my website at: Machine Quilting online class 
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