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Old 06-24-2012, 12:28 PM
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Picture of wallhanging with trapunto work.

This is the first time Iíve tried this type of Trapunto work. I purchased a book called Shadow Trapunto Quilts by Geta Grama and just had to try out this method. Iíve done shadow work with my heirloom sewing but Iíve never done it in quilting before so I was eager to try out this method. The method involves drawing a design on paper (or printing out a design from the cd included with the book), layering the paper over a piece of organza and a thick batting. The directions call for using water soluable thread, which I was unable to find in my home town, so I used clear nylon thread to sew on the lines that I had drawn on a piece of computer paper. When finished, use scissors to very (extremely) carefully trim away the excess batting. When finished, layer this over a thin(er) layer of batting with a backing and quilt! Bind. If you used water soluable thread, you will wet the project at this time to remove the thread.

I thought the project turned out pretty cute for my first attempt. What I did not like was the amount of time it took to cut away the excess batting around the designs. SoÖwhile Iím sitting there, using blunt tip scissors while I spent a veryyyy longggg time cutting away the extra batting I began to try to figure out an easier method, more efficient method for making this type of design and I began to think of my wool felt and wondered why I couldnít cut out the wool felt (even if it's a couple of layers) and position it in place on the back side of the organza (or other sheer material) using a temporary, water soluable, spray adhesive. Iíll have to try that next time! The advantage to using the felt is the wide variety of colors available. I can just see a pillow made with a black background and bright, intense colors of wool felt as the trapunto design.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:34 PM
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I'm not sure yet how you did it but it's beautiful. I think if I had the instructions where I could read a little at a time as I was working, I could figure it out. You did a great job. I like it.

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Very very nice!
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WOW - That is just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing
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How cute! I've seen her new book....... someday. It just looks so time consuming.
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I don't understand how you make it, but it sure is pretty.
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wow looks very nice
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Very nice... must add to my bucket list
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It is gorgeous! If you try felt be sure and post a picture so we can all see how it turns out!!!!
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Picture of wallhanging with trapunto work.

This is the first time I’ve tried this type of Trapunto work. I purchased a book called Shadow Trapunto Quilts by Geta Grama and just had to try out this method. I’ve done shadow work with my heirloom sewing but I’ve never done it in quilting before so I was eager to try out this method. The method involves drawing a design on paper (or printing out a design from the cd included with the book), layering the paper over a piece of organza and a thick batting. The directions call for using water soluable thread, which I was unable to find in my home town, so I used clear nylon thread to sew on the lines that I had drawn on a piece of computer paper. When finished, use scissors to very (extremely) carefully trim away the excess batting. When finished, layer this over a thin(er) layer of batting with a backing and quilt! Bind. If you used water soluable thread, you will wet the project at this time to remove the thread.

I thought the project turned out pretty cute for my first attempt. What I did not like was the amount of time it took to cut away the excess batting around the designs. So…while I’m sitting there, using blunt tip scissors while I spent a veryyyy longggg time cutting away the extra batting I began to try to figure out an easier method, more efficient method for making this type of design and I began to think of my wool felt and wondered why I couldn’t cut out the wool felt (even if it's a couple of layers) and position it in place on the back side of the organza (or other sheer material) using a temporary, water soluable, spray adhesive. I’ll have to try that next time! The advantage to using the felt is the wide variety of colors available. I can just see a pillow made with a black background and bright, intense colors of wool felt as the trapunto design.
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Beautiful!
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