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Thread: HELP finding feather fabric

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    Senior Member antylu's Avatar
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    HELP finding feather fabric

    I am looking for a fabric to use in a heron applique and wanted something that sort of looks like feathers. I googled and searched and am finding lots of fabrics that have images of feathers etc. but not what I need. Has anyone ran across anything that might resemble a real feathery look in an off white to grayish? Thanks so very much.

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    Try equilter.com, and just put feathers in the search bar - lots of stuff comes up. hard to know if anything will work for you, but I see some possibiities there.

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    Also you might consider some grass type fabrics in greyed tones

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    I have a pattern making feathers that get appliqued onto your quilt. They are eagle feathers, but technique would work for other birds. if you are interested pm me
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    fabric.com brought up over 400 fabrics when I searched for feather. you should be able to find at least one or two fabrics that meet your needs.

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    Try looking at Bali Pops in the colors you want, I think I saw some that would work.
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    Isn't there a Hoffman fabric that has peacock feathers in it - I mean the fabric itself has the feather veins and such in it - although this may not be the right kind of feathers.

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    i'm going to stick my neck out & say I think I know what you're looking for...the body of the bird, right? I have been sorting fabric for a few weeks now as I am getting back into sewing. I will contact you/post a pic if I find it! if it hasn't been cut into little squares....
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    Thanks everyone! I have looked and looked and today I was experimenting with off white fabric and different shades of gray crayons; I think I could get the results that I want that way. Going to post question to general main and see if anyone had done this and if it lasts.

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