Resource Guide for Trapunto
Complied by Rissa Peace, June 2002, all rights reserved.
The American Heritage Dictionary defines Trapunto as "Quilting in which the
design is outlined with two or more rows of running stitches and then padded
from the underside to achieve a raised effect." The word is derived from an
Italian word meaning to embroider and a Latin word meaning to prick. Many
quilters simply refer to it as "stuffed work" or stuffed quilting. When the
fabric used is sheer enough that the underlying thread, wool, yarn or other
stuffing shows through, this is sometimes referred to as "Shadow Trapunto."
Trapunto articles and information:
Free Trapunto patterns and designs:
Trapunto eye candy and retail kits:
Trapunto information in books and leaflets:
|Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework. Reader's Digest.
Hardcover. 504 pages. ISBN: 0-89577-059-8.|
|Barber, Barbara. Broderie Perse: The Elegant Quilt (Love to Quilt).
American Quilter's Society. Paperback. 64 pages. ISBN: 0891458751|
|Jo Ippolito, Christensen. Trapunto: Decorative Quilting.
Sterling. Hardcover. ISBN: 0806952245|
|Morgan, Mary. Trapunto and Other Forms of Raised Quilting.
Scribner. Softcover. ISBN: 0684169428|
|Rodger, Sue. Trapunto Handbook of Stuffed Quilts. Leaman.
Softcover. ISBN: 0943721075|
|Shackelford, Anita. Surface Textures. American Quilters Society.
Hardcover. 136 pages. ISBN: 0891458905|
|Walner, Hari. Exploring Machine Trapunto : New Dimensions. C & T
Pub. Paperback. 112 pages. ISBN: 1571200436|
|Walner, Hari. Trapunto by Machine. C & T Pub. Paperback. 96
pages. ISBN: 1571200061|
Trapunto specific projects and articles in magazines:
|Embroidery and Cross Stitch. Express Publications Limited.
|Volume 1, Number 2. "Damask Cushion" pp. 66|
|Volume 3, Number 6. "Threads of the Past: Trapunto" pp. 18 and "Edwardian
Cottage" pp 22.|
|Volume 6, Number 4. "Tantalizing Trapunto Cushion" pp. 68|
|Inspirations. Country Bumpkin Publications. Australia.
|Issue 7. "Airs and Graces" pp. 18|