Quilts! Quilts! and more Quilts!
Our How-to-Quilt Classes Include:
Machine quilting classes are held on each Sunday of each month. Quilters can work on their own projects or be inspired to begin new adventures in our shop.
We offer how-to-quilt classes as well as quilting accessories and hand selected kits. Whether you have put together your materials or you want to begin anew, we have beautiful hand selected fabrics cut to just your size here in our shop. Look and see what will inspire you on your next journey!
February's Quilter's Club Experience!
Technique of the Month - Trapunto
Trapunto is a whole cloth quilting technique which produces a raised surface on the quilt. Trapunto patterns consist of vines, leaves, grapes, cherries and so on. The vines and straight line patterns are threaded with a soft yarn or cording. The rounder shapes are stuffed with small amounts of batting inserted from a small slit made in the backing fabric. After the shapes are stuffed, the slit is whipped stitched closed. A second backing fabric is then added to the quilt and normal quilting is done all around the previously stuffed shapes.
Another style of Trapunto uses a loosely woven fabric for the quilt backing. Then, instead of making slits in the backing to stuff shapes, a needle is used to carefully push the backing thread apart to form an opening for the stuffing. The threads are then carefully pushed back into place. This eliminates the need for a second backing fabric.
Trapunto originated in Itay in the early 16th century. It appeared in the United States in the the late 1700's and remained popular until the Civil War.