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Thread: Are Feathers Over Done?

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    Senior Member FERSID's Avatar
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    Perhaps it's just me but sometimes I feel the quilting done by Longarm Quilting shops (private or store-front) are over-using the Feather Quilting design.

    I see many, many absolutely beautiful quilt top pictures posted to show off their creations only to see that the Longarm quilter has smothered the quilt top with feathers.

    Don't get me wrong, I love the look of feathers on a quilt however, I often look at the pics and say to myself - it would have been nice if another quilting design was used other than the feathers or, along with the feathers to give the quilt some character.

    Often I feel the feathers TAKE AWAY from the beautiful quilt top, its piecing and fabric colour/patterns.

    This is not meant as criticism, but merely to find out other points of view - again I reiterate - I love the look of feathers BUT I think sometimes they should be used in moderation.

    Thoughts please?

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    I agree. But I also like machine quilting that is less dense, too.

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    I agree

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    me too....they have their place, but not too many and not on ALL quilts..and I hate/dispise MICRO quilting....I like to see some space/fabric showing..not just stitching everywhere...

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    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    I agree. But I also like machine quilting that is less dense, too.
    Ditto!

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    not me- i never do feathers!
    i have noticed some people do them on every quilt-- but not everyone does- i am one long-armer that does not do feathers- i'm fairly sure i'm not the only one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    I agree. But I also like machine quilting that is less dense, too.

    oh yes....i don't like quilts that are almost "hard" from so much quilting......they lose that cuddly feel.....am a firm believer in " a little goes a long way"

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    Less is more to me.

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    It depends on the quilt. Some are greatly enhanced by dense quilting, sometimes including feathers.

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