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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.


    Quilting - Trapunto

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    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-

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

    Adventures of a Wanna-Be Seamstress: Trapunto

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

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    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.

    Elephant No. 161: Trapunto

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    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

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    Karen McTavish style trapunto. :-)

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

    Adventures of a Wanna-Be Seamstress: Trapunto

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    Trapunto quilting--Russian site

    журавлик: Мои работы 2011г. "Шоколад и сливки" № 16

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    Summer Rain - Geta Grama - Shadow Trapunto

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    Trapunto to add depth and dimension to colorful applique

    Show-stopper! - CatHouse Chat

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    Trapunto Alphabet in 5 different sizes

    Machine Embroidery Designs at Embroidery Library! - Products

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    Vintage trapunto from Burda Magazine

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    Vintage trapunto from Burda Magazine

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    A very well done trapunto tutorial

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

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    breathtaking....wish I could see the whole quilt.

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    Trapunto detail

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    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)

    журавлик: Техники. Обратная аппликация+трапунто.

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    Quilting Techniques - Trapunto Overview

    Trapunto Methods And Options

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    Trapunto by hand

    Quiltsalott: Trapunto by hand

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

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

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    Shadow trapunto.

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