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Quilting - Trapunto

The term "trapunto" means "to embroider" in Italian, and "to prick with a needle" in Latin. When speaking of this quilting technique, both meanings apply. Trapunto is a technique which may be done by hand or machine that creates a noticeably raised design. In trapunto, also known as "stuffed work" by American and English quilters, extra padding is slipped behind the quilt top to create the puffed effect.

The French form of trapunto known as "boutis". Whole cloth, usually white and raised images. Delicately striking.

ブティ・ノーツ*ダイアリー boutis notes -diary-

Victoria & Albert Museum. Detail tristan trapunto quilt circa 1360-1400 a.d.

Adventures of a Wanna-Be Seamstress: Trapunto

peony - detail by Catherine Rosselle, via Flickr - hand work

An Elephant a Day: Elephant No. 161: Trapunto likely originated in Italy sometime during the fourteenth century A.D. One of the earliest surviving quilts in the world—the Tristan Quilt, housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London—features trapunto. Made in Sicily during the second half of the fourteenth century as a wedding gift, the quilt is made from two layers of linen, some of which are stuffed in the characteristic trapunto style.

The Tristan quilt, oldest preserved quilt in the world. Made in Sicily ca. 1360-1400. Artist unknown.

The Tristan quilt (Bed cover) | V&A Search the Collections

Trapunto to add depth and dimension to colorful applique

Show-stopper! - CatHouse Chat

Trapunto Alphabet in 5 different sizes

Vintage trapunto from Burda Magazine

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Vintage trapunto from Burda Magazine

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A very well done trapunto tutorial

Boutis' or French Quilting :Update with links for books, blog, pix, supplies, videos!

trapunto - tutorial in Russian on how to do this work - Google Translate does a really good job of rendering this site into English (can't do much for the how-to videos though)

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Quilting Techniques - Trapunto Overview

Trapunto by hand

Quiltsalott: Trapunto by hand

ABC's of Quilting, Machine Trapunto 101, Part 2 of 2 - Machine Quilting and Embroidery

ABC's of Quilting, Machine Trapunto 101, Part 1 of 2 - Preparing the Quilt Top for Trapunto