Quilt Feathers Patterns and Techniques

Duration: 10:19

Peg Spradlin adds some elegance and beauty to your quilt top by teaching you how to add freeing feathers. Learn how to draft a traditional feather starting with the height and spine. As you become more comfortable with this you will be able to make feathered cables and feathered wreaths.

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6 Responses to “Quilt Feathers Patterns and Techniques”
  1. Pam Jett
    Pam Jett

    I’ve made a dog quilt and need help on how to quilt it. I’ve done in the ditch around the squares and the different dogs . But how else should I quilt??? It seems undone.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello,

      Heather generally prefers to free motion quilt with her feed dogs up, as she feels a gives her a bit more grip on the fabric. However, free motion quilting is generally done with the feed dogs down. I would recommend trying out those techniques and seeing which one works best for you.

      Cheers,

      Ashley
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  2. Christine Hunter
    Christine Hunter

    I loved the instruction using the spine and height lines but how did she transfer her design to the fabric?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Christine. Thanks for contacting us. To be perfectly honest I’m not sure how she transferred the feathers. I do recognize the blue fabric marking pen that the majority of quilters like to use. I’m assuming that she either used a stencil and traced the design on the fabric or marked the spine using a ruler and freehanded the design with the marker. Most quilters I know either depend on a stencil for tracing or have been doing feathers for so long that they free-hand them. Minor irregularities are acceptable and the eye is so busy with the intricate design that they aren’t noticeable. Enjoy practicing a new skill.
      Colleen
      National Quilters Circle

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