Let’s celebrate going back to school! A great way to start a new school year is to make a little gift for the teacher. EQ8 can help us design a very simple little ‘mug rug/coaster’ for the teacher.
Click on New Block>Pieced and Applique>Easy Draw.
At the top of the block worktable, set the dimensions to be 4 x 6 inches with 24 snaps horizontal and vertical.
On the left side of the screen, click on the grid tool to select it. Set the properties to be 2 columns by 3 rows. Move the cursor over to the drawing table and click/hold/drag/release the cursor from the upper left side of the block area to the lower right side of the block area.
Click on the applique tab at the bottom of the screen.
At the top of the screen, click on LIBRARIES> Block Library.
In the library box navigate to 05 Contemporary applique>fruits and veggies> and select the apple.
Once the apple is selected, click on ‘add to sketchbook’. Click on the close at the bottom of the box.
When the sketchbook opens, click on the apple to select it and then click on the word ‘edit’ at the bottom of the box.
The apple opens on the worktable it was created on. We need to copy this applique apple and then edit it to the worktable where we created our block design.
Select the apple image by using the pick tool to click/hold/drag/release a selection box around the design. Once the selection box is shown, click on EDIT>copy (or CTRL +C) to place it on the windows clipboard.
On the worktable, make sure you are still on the applique tab and then right click>paste (or CTRL +V) to have the apple design appear.
Click on the color tab at the top of the screen and use the fabric tools to select and place the colored fabric choices onto the design area.
Click on the Print and Export tab at the top of the screen and print your cutting and applique directions.
EQ8 makes it easy for us to get creative with our small gift projects. See what you can create as a back to school gift for your little ones, the teacher, the school principal, or more!