Ashley Hough

Adding Texture with Trapunto Quilting

Ashley Hough
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Adding Texture with Trapunto Quilting
  • In-depth Instruction; over 70 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $19.99

In this session you will learn what trapunto is and see several different examples of how it can be done, including tradition, machine, hand and shadow trapunto. You will also learn what tools you will need to create each of the different trapunto techniques.

In this session you will learn how to do traditional trapunto quilting. You will see step-by-step how to baste your fabric in place, stitch a quilting design and then stuff it. Once a design has been stuffed, your fabric can be layered and quilted as normal.

In this session you will learn how to do machine trapunto quilting. Learn step-by-step how to layer, stitch and trim away excess batting to create a raised effect, and the how to quilt your piece. Also, see how this technique can be combined with applique.

In this session you will learn how to do a hand trapunto method that allows you to add extra texture to your quilt even after it has been quilted and bound. See what tools you need and see how it is done.

In this session you will learn how to do shadow trapunto, which is considered more decorative than the other trapunto methods. See how to use layers of batting and sheer fabric to highlight a quilted shape or design.

5 Lessons
1  hrs 10  mins

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.

Ashley Hough

Ashley has sewn for years. Her mother taught her at a very young age. When first starting out, she stuck to mastering commercial patterns before venturing into creating her own. Her patterns have been featured in Sew News, Sew It All, and she has even been on Sew It All TV. Quilting is somewhat new to Ashley, but she dove in head first – coming up with an original design for her first quilt that included curved seams and hand appliqué! She was even lucky enough to have it featured in one of Quilty’s “This is My Quilt” episodes. Ashley loves all things crafty, from sewing to knitting, crochet to quilting, and everything in between. When she isn’t working on a new project or learning a different technique she loves teaching her passion to others.

Ashley Hough

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Adding Texture with Trapunto Quilting Purchase this class for $19.99.