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So were you like me and the first time you heard someone talking about trapunto wondered what in the world it was?? (Are you still wondering what it is??) I had heard it tossed around and finally managed to deduce that trapunto is a technique in quilting used to make parts of a quilt "puffier". (No that isn't Webster's definition) And so, now that I knew what it was I filed it away for another day :)
Then, about a week ago another day came. I drew up a little design that would look oh so adorable if certain parts of it were "puffier". And so I was off to figure out how the technique was actually done. I found lots of different "how to's" and took bits and pieces from them for my own method. And just FYI, the quilt I using trapunto on is for my next MBS tutorial so it will go over my little method of trapunto.
It wasn't to hard. Basically I just added extra batting to the back of my quilt where I wanted it puffy and then secure stitched my applique on the front. Fun huh!!!
And just to keep it real . . . I somehow managed to stitch the front corner of my quilt top to the back of my applique. So apparently this doesn't just happen when I am quilting, I can manage to do it when appliqueing as well :) At least I got to use my new purple seam ripper all the way from Scotland :)
So that's it for me this week. How about you??? What have you been trying new?? Link on up!