Fall is nigh!

Trapunto Flowers

The art of Trapunto has been around many years, adding a measure of beauty to quilts beyond beautiful color arrangements and quilting. You can find it primarily on heirloom quilts. My machine embroidery trapunto is a quick and “pain free” approach to creating trapunto quilts, using the embroidery machine.

What’s more my method of quilt-as-you-go creates a clean neat finish on both the front and the back sides.  The scalloped border is a lovely finish to this beautiful heirloom inspired quilt.

See Olita’s quilt below

See Connie’s quilt below

See Jean’s Jacket Below

Made using 6x6 designs 32” x 32

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Includes scalloped border and corner


My machine embroidery method allows you to make the blocks 3 different ways. It’s your choice.

  • White background with colored trapunto. This is the method I used.
  • Colored background with white trapunto.
  • White background with white trapunto.

Trapunto Flower Pink Fabric & White Trapunto

Pink background with white trapunto

Trapunto Flower White-on-White

White background with white trapunto


Trapunto Flowers Design Details

Pinwheel Petals Collection

"Could I pass a week in the insane ward at Blackwell's Island? I said I could and I would. And I did." - Nellie Bly

You and me both, sista.

Tulips Filigree Collection

What’s Included

All designs shown in the quilt for making the 4 Floral blocks, the borders, and corners

Includes full color illustrated instructions in pdf format

Three separate size file sets for the 4x4, 5x7, and 6x10 hoops

$9.99 US


Machine formats included: ART, DST, EMD, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3 & XXX

Design sizes are clearly marked. When ordering, be sure to order designs that will fit in your sewing machine hoop.

As with any software, refunds and exchanges will not be made.


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Hardanger On-Point Collection

Connie Neer’s

Trapunto Flowers Quilt

Connie writes:

I have to hand it to you, you come up with some wonderful designs. I so enjoyed the Love Is Wall Hanging so had to buy your designs for the Trapunto one knowing it would be fun to do also.

I just love it and couldn't wait to get some pictures of it and send to you. Thanks for the great ideas you have.I will enter it in the local fairs later in the summer and let you know how I did with it.



In August Connie writes, “I entered the Machine Trapunto wallhanging in my two local fairs. At the one in Clarion County I got a FIRST on it and at the Dayton Fair I got a FIRSTand BEST OF SHOW. I told you your designs were magnificant. I know you deserve a part of those ribbons for your wonderful designs.”

All I can say is WOW!!  Congratulations Connie!!

Floral Embellishments 2 Collection

Connie's Trapunto Flowers Quilt

Jean Archer’s

Trapunto Flowers Jacket

Jean writes:

“Hi Laura:

Attached are photos of the trapunto jacket I made from your designs. Thought you would like to see it. Great designs!

I used the medium size designs for the sleeves, back and lower front and the smallest size for the upper front. The jacket turned out to be a size 12. I had to let it be a bit larger across the back because of the scallops and making it work for the sleeve insertion. I normally wear a size 10. It is a short jacket, but works OK for me because I'm 5'6" and am short-waisted. I have to admit it worked best to sew the lining seams by hand in order to take advantage of the scallops, which I love.

I don't mind your sharing it at all. I have several of your design collections, they are all great!

Thank you for your kind words about this project. It was started in February and finished a week ago in time for the Sew Complete program, Clothing & Textile Advisors of Pierce Co., Washington. This is a volunteer group with sewing schools for low-income women throughout the year and summer sewing schools for children in the summer. We are among the volunteers who staff the Sewing Expo in Puyallup, Washington.

Jean Archer

Lacey, Washington”


Olita Saucer’s

Trapunto Flowers Quilt

Olita arranged her flowers a little differently and it really draws the eye to the center of the quilt - a lovely layout.

Olita writes:

“I really enjoyed making this.  I used medium loft batting and a layer of pink Kona cotten instead of fleece. The only thing I would do different is use Steam a Seam to close the slit made for turning.  I am an awful hand stitcher, and it would be faster.  Every one at embroidery club really like it.”





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