The Free Motion Quilting Project: Learn How to Quilt Feathers in Quiltmaker Magazine

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Learn How to Quilt Feathers in Quiltmaker Magazine

Are you itching to learn how to free motion quilt feathers? In the May / June 2015 issue of Quiltmaker Magazine I've got an article just for you!

free motion quilt feathers
For this article I shared a small feather diagram for you to trace and practice and instructions for quilting the feather two different ways. Josh sweetly agreed to stitch the feathers for the article and traced and quilted multiple times so I had plenty of ugly stitches to share.

Yes, it's 100% normal to stitch feathers a bit wonky, lopsided, or just plain ugly in the beginning! Be patient and keep tracing and practicing and pretty soon you will find that perfect shape you've been looking for.

Here's a short video I've created to correspond with the article so you can see how to quilt this feather design in free motion:

So if you've been craving feather designs definitely grab a copy of the May / June issue of Quiltmaker and give this little feather diagram a try! I promise if you stitch this feather design every day this month, you will be seeing definite improvement by May 1st!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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