Looking for high loft quilting you can do in the hoop? Trapunto is your technique!
Trapunto comes from the Italian meaning “to quilt.” Originally, the high-loft quilting method was extremely time consuming. After two layers of fabric were stitched together with outline stitching, the underside was sliced and stuffed to give a puffy quilted pattern. Fortunately, it is much easier to do right in your hoop.
Typically, two layers of batting are used. One layer is usually stitched to the stabilizer like an applique and trimmed to the stitch line before adding the other layer of batting, a backing fabric, and a top fabric.
If you are looking to add a little oomph to your quilt, try trapunto. This week would be the perfect time since these designs are 70% off!