Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday–Stitching Mug rugs

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Christmas is near, so I was thinking of starting Teacher gifts, I asked my son and he has 7 teachers this year! wow…. mug rugs it will be Winking smile

and I was thinking of embroidering the middle part and designing it using EQ Stitch. So here we go!

To easily stitch out something you want to find an applique shape/block.

First one is SCIENCE,

I searched under science, beaker, rock, then “moon” and found a few

I like the bottom middle one- add to sketchbook!

I also added #8 the tree with the moon, just in case

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Now social studies

found an american flag, not appliqued though.

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Language arts- hmm maybe just writing something

Math could also write something

Gym, under 06 motifs there’s a sports section, lots of things to choose from

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Art; under 05 the last section is called your design studio

I could use the scissors and the bolt of fabric- just pretend it’s a roll of paper right?

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for music, I searched for NOTE and found these

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Okay let’s get started on a mug rug

go to the sketchbook and find a block you like and click EDIT

go to the applique tab

hit CTRL A and CTRL C to copy everything

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then click the WORK on stitching block

and under the artwork tab, hit CTRL V to paste it

Hit the center button on the top and maybe shrink it all a bit, that’s up to you.

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Now go to the STITCH tab

it will look pretty plain like this, but we’ll fix it

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first I want the saxophone to be yellow just so I can see the other stuff on it

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play around with the different fill patterns first before coloring other parts, especially black, because you can’t see the stitching on the screen at all with black thread

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You can also adjust the angle of the stitching, I did it on some of the music notes

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Lastly color the notes black and the orange parts on the saxophone.

Add to sketchbook, if you are sure about the design you can EXPORT stitching too!

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Here’s the art one I combined the two blocks

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And the science one, I combined two blocks also

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math- it’s  an equation- see it?

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Language arts

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And lastly social studies, I traced a block to make it applique then moved it over to the stitch block and made it smaller

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Now go back to the quilt and made it 1 x 1 block with the block being 4”

Then under the border tab, unclick the size adjustments and just add a border to the right 3”

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Now work on block and have the block also be 3 x 4” and only add snaps at 4 horizontally and 16 vertically, draw lines like these

 

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Color the block randomly

and add to sketchbook

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go to the photo tab and import one of your stitched blocks as a picture

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On layer 2, click the SET photo button on the right

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select your photo and hold down SHIFT and start at the top left corner and draw down to the bottom right corner of the block

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You can add a 1/4” border to show binding if you want, otherwise the mug rug is done!

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link up if you try this Smile

2 comments:

Nancy said...

How nice. Your tutorial came at the right time for me. I was wondering how to work on some mug rugs with embroidery. So, off to the block libraries to find what I need.

Connie said...

What a neat mug rug Bea! I don't see the Click the WORK on stitching block in EQ7, am I missing something?