Quilted Feathers

Quilted Feathers are a traditional quilting design that mimics the long plume of a bird's feather. Traditional feathers have a long spine, but there are many variations on the quilted feather. Feathers are the building blocks of many quilting designs to fill spaces on a quilt. Feathers can be quilted by hand or machine.

Benefits of Quilted Feathers

A Quilted Feather is a quilting design for both traditional and contemporary quilts. Feathers work well on borders and can be quilted in circles with the plumbs on the outside of the spine or both sides. The spine of the feather can be straight or with gentle curves. Contemporary Feathers are quilted with additional details in the spine and plumbs in a variety of sizes and styles.

Tools and Supplies for Quilted Feathers

  • Stencils for Quilted Feathers
  • Patterns for Feathers
  • Marking tools
  • Needle and thread
  • Sewing machine
What I Wish I Knew When I Started Quilted Feathers

QUILTED FEATHERS add elegance to the overall quilt.  They can be "dressed up" with additional curls, echo quilting, trapunto and stippling to make them more visible.

Quilted Feathers Resources