Learn how to create Trapunto with two layers of batting with domestic machine-quilting expert, Deborah Louie. Practise Deborah’s Trapunto technique while you create your own version of her feathered heart cushion.
Deborah shares all of her tips and tricks for creating the Trapunto
You’ll learn about the best tools and materials to use
Deborah takes you through the steps, from tracing the design onto fabric, stitching your first layer of batting to your fabric using dissolvable thread, quilting through your second layer of batting, creating the outline of your Trapunto, and quilting down the background to give your cushion more depth
After you’ve watched Deborah’s demonstration, the instructions will provide you with all of the steps, instructions and diagrams to create your own cushion
This smaller project is a good starting point for quilters with little free-motion quilting skills
Chapter 1: Meet Deborah Louie (5 mins)
Meet award-winning quilter, and domestic machine quilting expert, Deborah Louie, as she introduces you to trapunto and the project she will be teaching you.
Chapter 2: Preparation (6 mins)
Deborah shares her tips on how to trace your trapunto design onto your fabric and how to prepare for the trapunto.
Chapter 3: Trapunto sewing (13 mins)
Follow along as Deborah demonstrates how to do trapunto using two layers of batting. She will also share her advice on the best tools, material and batting you will need for creating your trapunto, along with how to setup your sewing machine ready for the trapunto.
Chapter 4: Quilting the outline & background filler (25 mins)
Deborah shares her advice on preparing your quilt sandwich and setting up your machine for quilting. Then, Deborah shows you how to quilt your outline and your background filler, plus her tips on free-motion quilting.
Chapter 5: Colouring the daisies & finishing the cushion (5 mins)
Add texture and dimension to your design, as Deborah shows you how to colour in your work with pencil and thread drawing, and then learn how to put your cushion together.
Chapter 6: Show and tell with Deborah (11 mins)
View a gallery of Deborah’s other quilts, with some spectacular examples of the visual impact of trapunto.