I’ve got another fun longarm quilting video tutorial for you. This time I’m showing you how to quilt feathered arches. Take a look at the video below.
Feathered arches are a very elegant and formal quilting design. I’m demonstrating how to quilt feathered arches in a border or sashing space. But I can also see them in the melon shape of a double wedding ring quilt.
If you’re going to quilt these in a border like I did, you’ll want to grab your favorite chalk pencil or fabric marker. I added tick marks every 4″, but you might need to adjust that space depending on the length of your border. I also marked the miter of my border. This will be super helpful if you’re going to turn this design around the corner.
To quilt the feathered arches, you’ll start with a large arc. If you’re quilting this in a border, don’t forget to leave about a quarter inch of space at the edge. This leaves room for the binding so that your beautiful quilting isn’t covered up! At the end of the arc, you’ll quilt a circle. From there, start quilting feathers off of the circle and using the arc as a spine. If you need a refresher about how to quilt feathers, check out the post all about quilting feathers on a longarm machine.
Of course, you don’t have to fill the arches with traditional feathers. Try out different feather variations. If feathers aren’t your friends yet, try quilting leaves. There are so many possibilities with this quilting design. Make it unique to you!