Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday–Setting embroidery on Quilt

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Today I’ll show you a fun little way to add your applique (or embroidery) designs from EQ Stitch onto a quilt.
First I started with a basic log cabin quilt layout
here the blocks are 16” so the center is 4”
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Then I found a few applique leaf blocks (search for LEAF)
added those to the sketchbook
-unless you want to look for blocks in the stitching library?? I like to do my own-
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Now open the sketchbook/Blocks and under the MOTIF tab you’ll see the leaves and click EDIT for one of them.
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If you don’t want to change anything, just select all and COPY
(CTRL A, then CTRL C)
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Click on WORK ON STITCHING
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Then make sure it’s an applique block and have the hoop be 100 x 100mm (4”)
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on the artwork tab, PASTE the leaf (CTRL V)
and move to the center of the block
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now click the FABRIC tab and pick some fabrics
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The the stitch tab
select the “set applique” button on the right
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The change to E stitch or Zig Zag and change the density to your liking,
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then color the stitches to match the fabric and add to cketchbook
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Do the same with the other leaves.
Once you have enough leaves, go back to the quilt and go to layer 3!!
Click the “set embellishment” button
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Pick a leaf
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on the quilt hold down SHIFT and click and drag a box around the middle of the log cabin block to insert a leaf.
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click the adjust tool and select the leaf, then change the size to fit within the center part, I chose to do my leaf 3 1/2”
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add in one of each leaf and flip or rotate if you want
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I want to alternate the placement, so pick the SELECT tool again and drag a box around the last 3 leaves
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Copy and paste those
and move them down to the left in the 2nd row
then copy and past the far left leaf and move it down to the right spot
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Continue doing this for the next 2 rows, the last row is a copy of the first row, so copy and paste the whole row
This is how the quilt would look
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If you try this or something similar, link up!! Smile

1 comment:

desertskyquilts said...

That's a really interesting idea. Thanks. I'll have to think about it. I can't ME them, but I could hand do them, or applique leaves.