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.