In this class you will learn how to add extra texture and design to your quilts with trapunto. You will learn what trapunto quilting is, where it originated and how to create it several different ways.
First, Ashley Hough will teach you how trapunto was done a long time ago using a traditional trapunto method. This method requires an extra layer of fabric to be basted in place. Then, a shape or design is stitched and the extra layer of fabric is cut open and stuffed. You will see how you can do this technique using both hand and machine stitching. Originally trapunto was done entirely by hand, but machine stitching can save time.
Next, learn how to do trapunto quilting entirely on your machine to achieve the same look in a shorter amount of time. This is done by utilizing extra layers of batting underneath a stitched shape or design rather than stuffing.
You will also learn how to use a hand trapunto method which enables you to add extra texture to a quilt even after it has been quilted and bound. Rather than use stuffing or batting, this technique utilizes a large needle and thick yarn.
Finally, learn how to do a fun decorative trapunto technique called shadow trapunto, which highlights quilted shapes with extra layers of batting underneath a sheer fabric.
Ashley will take you step-by-step through each of these techniques so you can master them all and decide which one to try out on your next quilting project.