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    Old 02-03-2011, 07:26 AM
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    OK, since I found this board, I am not getting much done around the house. I just can't seem to walk away from my computer! There's WAY too much information for me to learn, and WAY too many gorgeous quilts shown here.

    The latest round of pictures has made me wonder, are all whole-cloth quilts made with trapunto? I really love the simplicity and elegance of these quilts, and thought maybe I'd try a small one that I can hand-quilt. The trapunto kinda intimidates me, especially when I see the gorgeous ones on this list. : :shock: I'd really love to learn more.

    Thanks, and hope you are all staying warm!

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    Old 02-03-2011, 07:37 AM
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    Trina, I've hand quilted several whole cloth quilts - fabric I just couldn't cut into mostly - and I find that you can "puff" areas just by quilting. You can always stuff some batting or filler in later if you want it more pronounced. Have fun with it. I love to do the designs most!
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    Old 02-03-2011, 07:37 AM
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    I don't think they have to have trapunto. I have a whole cloth quilt, store bought, that is just the quilting. I think I like the ones just have the design of the quilting, not the puffiness of trapunto.
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    Old 02-03-2011, 07:38 AM
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    A whole cloth quilt by definition is trapunto. The design of the quilt is in the stitching. It's not that difficult to learn if you buy one of the pre-printed trapunto quilt tops. Try this website: http://quiltingstencils.com/cribwallhangingpillows.aspx
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    Nope they are not. Also there are several ways to do trapunto so you can do some investigation.
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    Old 02-03-2011, 07:39 AM
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    No, not all are made in the trapunto style :D:D:D
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    Old 02-03-2011, 07:44 AM
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    I did a wholecloth, no trapunto. It's your choice.
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    Old 02-03-2011, 07:47 AM
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    Originally Posted by catmcclure
    A whole cloth quilt by definition is trapunto. The design of the quilt is in the stitching. It's not that difficult to learn if you buy one of the pre-printed trapunto quilt tops. Try this website: http://quiltingstencils.com/cribwallhangingpillows.aspx
    Ohhh, this is a great site! I did see, however, that shipping is almost $10! Anybody have any coupons for this site? I did actually bookmark this from last night when I did a search on this board on whole cloth quilts.
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    Old 02-03-2011, 07:50 AM
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    I do wholecloths, but I have never added trapunto so far.You can create structure and contrast only by the quilting without additional stuffing.
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    Old 02-03-2011, 08:13 AM
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    Just in case you are interested: here is an interesting article about the French quilting traditon.

    http://www.historyofquilts.com/frenc...t_history.html
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