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Laura’s Appliqué Feathers

I love using interesting fabrics in my projects and had great fun going through my stashes auditioning them. I wanted large feathers for a runner using fabrics that would make them colorful and each one a little different from the other.

To see all the designs included in each hoop size for this collection, visit the product pages and click on the photos for more eye candy.

~~~Links to purchase these designs are at the bottom of this page ~~~

Made with Feather 1 –  included in the 6×10 and 8×11 sets

The fabric used in this runner can be seen below in the PDF Viewing Files

PDF Viewing Files

To aid you and me in selecting appliqué fabrics, I created PDF Viewing Files. These files are to be printed. Then cut out the feather(s) from each one. Throw away the cutout part(s) of the feathers. What’s left is a viewer for auditioning onto your fabrics to see what the fabric will look like as a feather appliqué, like these.

2 PROJECTS AND 3 FULL SIZE PDF PROJECT TEMPLATES

 

 

Included are pdf files for full size templates to the runner with Feather 1 already placed onto it. 

Feather 1 is included in the 6×10 and 8×11 sets

Also included is a pdf file for  a plain runner (shown right) for you to add designs of your choosing. The runner is 15×30 inches. 

  • Print the pdf file actual size.
  • Cut away the excess along the edges of each one of the 8 pages.
  • Butt the pages together, tape them in place, and you have a full size template.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also made an 18.5 inches curvy/round quilted table cover.

This cover was made using one of the 8×8 designs, circled with 8 4×4 designs.

 

 

 

Center Design Close Up

Close up of decorative stitching added instead of lace

 

Included is a full size template for it as well.

Cut away the excess along the edges of each one of the 6 pages.

Butt the pages together, tape them in place, and you have a full size template.

I added a lace line if you want instead to add lace and not make a quilted table cover.

I added decorative stitching to the line instead. You can see this in the close up above.

 

 

For the curvy/round quilted table cover I didn’t want to rehoop 8 times to sew the smaller feather. So I made it an ITH pattern piece, sewn in the hoop. Sorry it’s too big for the 4 inch hoop. 

Sew 8 of the 5×7 pattern piece or 4 of the 8×11 pattern pieces. Cut them out adding a 1/2″ seam allowance on all 4 sides.

 

Sew them together end to end along the pattern piece stitched outline. As shown on right.

 

 

 

Once all 8 are sewn together you have a wavy ring.

The center round design fits exactly within that ring.

The center round design is faced with very light weight sew in stabilizer or  Soft N Sheer.  Very easy process shown in the PDF document that accompanies these designs.

 

 

 

 

It is then aligned with the stitched pattern outlines and pinned to the outside circle . I then appliqued it on using a blanket stitch.

 

 

 

 

 

For this project, I added quilt batting and a backing.

I then quilted it enough to hold it together, following the lines in the top layer.

I used a straight stitch.

In the PDF documentation I included how to make the two projects and how to add the lace to the runner.

 

 

 

 

 

It doesn’t get any easier than this!

~~~Links to purchase these designs below ~~~

I want EVERYTHING! ON SALE 44% OFF

Includes 10 DOWNLOADS TOTAL!  22 Machine Embroidery Applique feathers for hoop sizes: 4×4, 5×7, 6×10, 8×11,  and 8×8;  5×7 and 8×11 Pattern pieces sewn in the hoop for the round/wavy border;  33 pages of Instructions and photos in PDF format showing how to sew the designs, how to use the PDF viewing files, how to assemble the large templates, how to make the runner and the round/wavy table covers, and how to sew and assemble the  pattern pieces. Plus Pdf Viewing files for each feather for auditioning your applique fabric. Plus Full Size Templates for The Long Runner Table Cover and the Round/wavy Table Cover.

I want  Laura’s 4 inch Feathers

Includes 7 Downloads Total; 4 Embroidery Applique feathers for the 4×4 hoop. Plus 33 pages of Instructions and photos in PDF format showing how to sew the designs, how to use the PDF viewing files, how to assemble the large templates, how to make the runner and the round/wavy table covers, and how to sew and assemble the  pattern pieces. Plus Pdf Viewing files for each feather for auditioning your applique fabric. Plus Full Size Templates for The Long Runner Table Cover and the Round/wavy Table Cover. Not included – The Pattern Piece because it is too large for the 4 inch hoop.

I want  Laura’s 5×7 inch Feathers

Includes 7 DOWNLOADS TOTAL!  5 Machine Embroidery Applique feathers for hoop size 5×7;  5×7 Pattern piece sewn in the hoop for the round/wavy border;  33 pages of Instructions and photos in PDF format showing how to sew the designs, how to use the PDF viewing files, how to assemble the large templates, how to make the runner and the round/wavy table covers, and how to sew and assemble the  pattern pieces. Plus Pdf Viewing files for each feather for auditioning your applique fabric. Plus Full Size Templates for The Long Runner Table Cover and the Round/wavy Table Cover.

I want  Laura’s Feathers 6×10 inch

Includes 7 DOWNLOADS TOTAL!  5 Machine Embroidery Applique feathers for hoop size 6×10;  5×7  Pattern piece sewn in the hoop for the round/wavy border;  33 pages of Instructions and photos in PDF format showing how to sew the designs, how to use the PDF viewing files, how to assemble the large templates, how to make the runner and the round/wavy table covers, and how to sew and assemble the  pattern pieces. Plus Pdf Viewing files for each feather for auditioning your applique fabric. Plus Full Size Templates for The Long Runner Table Cover and the Round/wavy Table Cover.

I want  Laura’s Feathers 8×11 inch

Includes 7 DOWNLOADS TOTAL!  6 Machine Embroidery Applique feathers for hoop size 8×11; 5×7 and 8×11 Pattern pieces sewn in the hoop for the round/wavy border;  33 pages of Instructions and photos in PDF format showing how to sew the designs, how to use the PDF viewing files, how to assemble the large templates, how to make the runner and the round/wavy table covers, and how to sew and assemble the  pattern pieces. Plus Pdf Viewing files for each feather for auditioning your applique fabric. Plus Full Size Templates for The Long Runner Table Cover and the Round/wavy Table Cover.

I want  Laura’s Feathers 8×8 inch

Includes 7 DOWNLOADS TOTAL!  5 Machine Embroidery Applique feathers for hoop size 8×8;  5×7 Pattern piece sewn in the hoop for the round/wavy border;  33 pages of Instructions and photos in PDF format showing how to sew the designs, how to use the PDF viewing files, how to assemble the large templates, how to make the runner and the round/wavy table covers, and how to sew and assemble the  pattern pieces. Plus Pdf Viewing files for each feather for auditioning your applique fabric. Plus Full Size Templates for The Long Runner Table Cover and the Round/wavy Table Cover.

I want  Laura’s Feathers 8×8 + 8×11 inch Combo

ON SALE 30% OFF

Includes 10 DOWNLOADS TOTAL!  10 Machine Embroidery Applique feathers for hoop sizes 8×8 and 8X11;  5×7 and 8×11 Pattern pieces sewn in the hoop for the round/wavy border;  33 pages of Instructions and photos in PDF format showing how to sew the designs, how to use the PDF viewing files, how to assemble the large templates, how to make the runner and the round/wavy table covers, and how to sew and assemble the  pattern pieces. Plus Pdf Viewing files for each feather for auditioning your applique fabric. Plus Full Size Templates for The Long Runner Table Cover and the Round/wavy Table Cover.

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