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Thread: Can you help me find textured quilting?

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    I went to the Hershey quilt show and there was this quilt there with the hand quilting stitches placed in a very strategic pattern to create texture. I have never seen it before and have thought about it ever since. I have made this graphic to try to explain what I mean. Has anyone done this? do You know what I am talking about? Can you point me in the right direction to see other patterns?
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    It looks a lot like smocking to me.

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    No it is not smocking. It just changed the texture of the fabric. Each black line in my graphic is a stitch.

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    The beige in the background is a solid color fabric. That is the texturing I am talking about. Actually that is not true. This is machine quilted in a very excat way to creat that pattern but this is similar to what I mean. I guess I didn't get a photo of the quilt I keep thinking about.
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    That is a type of trapunto. I enlarged the picture and you can see where the quilted areas were filled with batting to make them stand out. Or it was quilted over an extra layer of batting and the excess was trimmed away...but that would be hard to do in those little triangle areas.
    That is a stunning quilt, I can see why your are intrigued with it :D:D:D

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    I don't think I was right... It looks like the quilt center is laying flat and it is the optical illusion... Was it flat or raised K?

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    They were following the lines of the fabrics design, too. The shadowing of the fabric really makes it stand out!!! What an awesome effect!!!

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    I have never seen that before, but sounds beautiful.

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    Trapunto? I've done the kind you stuff from behind to create raised areas, but it looks like they've gone a step further, unless that is the fabric pattern I'm seeing.

    Did they let you touch it? Trapunto is stiffer than regular quilting.

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    It also looks like they did a similar tracing around the leaves in the green fabric, making it stand out in a more muted manner...

    I keep coming back and looking at this quilt, I see different types of detail work each time :D:D:D

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    I'm SO glad you changed that, Moonpi! Shibari is the Japanese art of rope bondage!! :shock:

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    :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    I'm SO glad you changed that, Moonpi! Shibari is the Japanese art of rope bondage!! :shock:
    ROFLMBO!!!!!!!!

    Okay, now that is just hilarious and made my day! I love hanging out with you ladies!

    I think I know what you are talking about but I don't know the technique, which isn't very helpful. I do remember seeing something like you are talking about at the last local quilt show here. Let me look through my photos and see if I can find it. If not, hopefully someone else will have an answer.

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    If you enlarge the picture you can see they followed the design of the fabric. If you look at the whole center, you can see the fabric design is a directional. The shading of each design in the fabric along with the quilting gives it a stunning effect!!! What a great choice of fabric for this center!!! The green leave fabric is very similarly shaded and the way they followed the lines of some of the leaves gives it the same more muted effect. Brilliant!!!

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    There are several patterns here, kwhite. http://www.secretsof.com/content/1898 There are many tutorials out there and like all Japanese arts, this one is very rich in meaning. (If you want to see the rope patterns, send me a PM and I'll give you that link too! ;-) )

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    Yes Ghostrider it is very similar to this. Amma the picture I posted is mqchine quiltied. What I am looking for is texturing with hand quilted stitches. I was not allowed to touch it. Where the stitches we not it did "puff" a bit making the pattern. Perhaps is was trapunto. It was just very diffrent then anything I have ever seen before or since. I would love to see more samples of "it".

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    are you looking for stencils or patterned tissue type designs like this?

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    I believe it is mpeters that has done some sashiko work. You might PM her with questions.
    A tutorial http://www.purlbee.com/sashiko-tutorial/
    And Baby Lock has come out with a sashiko machine which may have been what did the work you saw. http://www.babylock.com/quilting/sashiko/
    As for examples, if you enter 'sashiko' in Google images, you will see plenty.

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    Amma I don't know what I want really. I guess I just want to know more about it. Sashiko looks most like it that I have seen, but this was done through all layers of the quilt.

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    That really looks like a type of smocking to me. I would really like to know more about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    That really looks like a type of smocking to me. I would really like to know more about this.
    Me too -- looks like fun! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Amma I don't know what I want really. I guess I just want to know more about it. Sashiko looks most like it that I have seen, but this was done through all layers of the quilt.
    You lost me. Sashiko quilting is done through all three layers, the embroidery version is not of course. The method was originally used for quilting. http://www.quilt.com/FAQS/SashikoFAQ.html
    I also found stencils http://www.sewfancy.com/sashikostencils.htm

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    the design is definitely sashiko, do you think it was done with the newish product texture magic.

    if you do the sashiko design with the texture magic under the fabric and then activate it - it should shrink up and provide texture.

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    On one of the quilting shows they did a technique where you hand or machine quilt through just the top fabric and a layer of batting. Then you cut away the batting from the areas where you don't want the special effect and then finish the quilting by making the sandwhich with the top, regular batting and a back. That makes certain areas really stand out because they have the extra batting. If you don't want to quilt with quilting thread over the same area twice you use thread that melts away when it gets wet for the first quilting.

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    Oh K...I love that look! I'm going to have to spend some time studying the pic and all the links provided here. Looks like another doll quilt in the making to try something else new!! Thanks for bringing this up :D

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