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mimi2jefftye
#1 Posted : Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:26:03 AM(UTC)
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How many of you have ever tried trapunto quilting?  What method have you used?

My sewing machine is calling me and today I hope to listen! Sally
mimi2jefftye
#2 Posted : Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:26:14 AM(UTC)
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When going through a tote, I found some water soluble thread that my mom gave me when she showed me a new method for trupunto quilting.  It seems quite easy, of course she made everything look easy.  By using her method you did not have to cut the back fabric, stuff and stitch back up.

You layered a thin backing, like muslin then a layer of batting, then the top.  Sew around the quilt motif that you want raised with the water soluble thread.  Trim the excess batting and backing from the quilting motif.  Layer, baste and then quilt using the same motif, being sure to stitch carefully around the sections previously stitched.  The first time it is washed the first stitching disappears and no one is the wiser.  

I am planning on using this technique on the row by row that we just finished earlier this summer to make the logo really pop out.

My sewing machine is calling me and today I hope to listen! Sally
stitchintime
#3 Posted : Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:50:47 AM(UTC)
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I've used a similar technique, Sally.  I did not add a backing fabric to the trupunto area, just layered the trapunto batting and did a basting stitch around the motif, cut around the basting and then sandwiched it with full batting like normal.  I like the idea of the water soluble thread, saves having to remove the basting threads.

One thing I did learn from the process is to use a high loft batting for that trapunto layer.  I made the mistake of using my normal warm and natural.  It looked great until it was washed and then much of the trapunto effect was lost.....good lesson learned tho 

Barb
GardenGal
#4 Posted : Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:34:40 AM(UTC)
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I've stuffed applique blocks before but that was done before the quilting.   A little over a million years ago, I saw a clip on trapunto and I rushed out and got the water soluble thread...  I still own that thread..  LOL  MAYBE some day... since I have the thread.  ;)

gg



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#5 Posted : Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:14:17 PM(UTC)
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Just remember to never sew yourself a swimsuit with that thread!  

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quiltertess
#6 Posted : Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:51:50 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Nancy_MN Go to Quoted Post

Just remember to never sew yourself a swimsuit with that thread!  

 

HA HA HA HA!!!!

The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.
mimi2jefftye
#7 Posted : Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:31:45 PM(UTC)
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Nancy, you are a riot!!!

My sewing machine is calling me and today I hope to listen! Sally
Brenda
#8 Posted : Thursday, November 1, 2018 8:38:25 PM(UTC)
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I use to use this on all my baby quilts back in the 80s (when Nancy was young) it is her favorite word lol

Brenda

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EvelynB
#9 Posted : Friday, November 2, 2018 7:24:40 AM(UTC)
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I did a pillow years ago using trapunto and the water soluble thread. I was in the habit of licking the end of the thread to thread the needle. Not smart with that thread! I used the method again on the bench pillow swap but I didn’t bother with the water soluble thread this time. To make the raised area really puff up you want to do very dense quilting on the background. I used two layers of 80/20 batting, sewed the outline (no backing fabric) , trimmed, then put warm and natural behind it with the backing. I restitched around the raised area, then densely quilted everywhere I wanted it to be flat. The poly batting should stay puffy after washing and the cotton is so tightly quilted it’ll always be flat. I want to make a stocking now using that technique. Perhaps I could do the first outline stitching with my embroidery machine.
cv quilter
#10 Posted : Friday, November 2, 2018 8:05:23 AM(UTC)
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Evelyn, you're amazing.  Whomever gets your Bench Pillow will get a treasure!

Sharon
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EvelynB
#11 Posted : Friday, November 2, 2018 9:21:01 AM(UTC)
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Thanks, Sharon. One reason I join these swaps it to push myself to try new things. This trapunto design is not elegant. It’s cute and taught me many things about trapunto. I also made a flange cover for the zipper. I’d never tried that before and it was easy so I will repeat it. Now I’d like to try an elegant design with pretty swirls. I have several saved and a book of pretty swirly designs I’d love to use. I do know I don’t want to cut the backing and stuff. I tried that years ago with fiberfill and yarn. Major pain!
jcorsbie
#12 Posted : Saturday, November 3, 2018 5:43:54 AM(UTC)
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Good ideas.  Of coourse, I did it the hard way -- once, only once.  I might try this one sometime. 

jann

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