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Trapunto Designs

These are instructions on how to embroider the designs from the Fruits and Flower Trapunto Quilting Block Set I and Fruits and Flower Trapunto Quilting Block Set II. Both sets are available in 2 sizes for large (5" x 7") and mega (8" x 10") hoops. All designs from the sets are embroidered in the same way.

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For the project you will need:

  • Sulky Puffy Foam, 2mm thick (see https://www.sulky.com/puffyfoam/ ),
  • Quilter's tape,
  • Regular cotton fabric for the base,
  • Light-weight cotton (such as batist) for the top,
  • Light-weight tear-away stabilizer,
  • Rayon or polyester embroidery threads.


Use size 12/80 embroidery needle.

Step One: Upload any of the trapunto designs into your machine.

Hoop the base fabric with stabilizer. Place a sheet of puffy foam inside the hoop. To keep it in place, use pieces of quilter's tape.

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Step Two: Start embroidering. The machine will embroider the outline (the frame) of the design and stop.

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Step Three: Neatly break off the foam around the outline of the design.

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Step Four: Cover the working piece with a sheet of light-weight cotton fabric, e.g. batist. Pin the edges of the fabric outside the embroidery field.

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Step Five: Start the machine again and finish the embroidery.

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The finished embroidery can be used in quilts or can be framed.

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Happy Stitching!

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