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Text Trapunto Technique

on Oct 23, 2014 in Blog, Longarm Quilting Gallery, quilt, quilting, Trapunto Style Quilting Designs | 0 comments

Text Trapunto Class | Monogramed Quilt Block | ReannaLily Designs

I’m so excited to share the Text Trapunto Technique with you! This workshop is coming to the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild on January 10th. We’ll be making the Ampersand Quilt Block shown.

Can’t make the workshop? Grab the Text Trapunto Technique pdf over on Craftsy.

We’ll be using regular home sewing machines to create this 15″ square block. An ampersand stencil will be provided, but you can, of course, use any letter/monogram you choose.

Text Trapunto Class | Monogramed Quilt Block | ReannaLily Designs


I’ve added the alphabet trapunto letters to a few quilts in the past. They seem to go over really well and a few folks have asked how I get the letters to appear “puffed” or “stuffed”. Well, that is the magic of trapunto.

From Google:

  1. Trapunto, from the Italian for “to quilt,” is a method of quilting that is also called “stuffed technique.” A puffy, decorative feature, trapunto utilizes at least two layers, the underside of which is slit and padded, producing a raised surface on the quilt.

In the workshop we’ll go over the basics; as well as, talk about other ways to incorporate text into quilting. Unlike the definition above, we will not be making any cuts/slits into the fabric to actually stuff or pad. We WILL be trying out Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) designs and sharing tips for which styles work best with the puffed-letter-look.

Text Trapunto Class | Monogramed Quilt Block | ReannaLily Designs

Free Motion Quilting | ReannaLily Designs


If you’d like to grab the trapunto technique directions for yourself, you can find them over on Craftsy.

If you’d like the Text Trapunto workshop to visit your guild or shop, read more over on the ReannaLily Designs Lectures & Workshops page.

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