submitted by Sue
means apple time. This fun craft can be used as go along with an apple
theme or home ec project. Would also make a nice Christmas gift for mom
and is perfect with a Johnny Appleseed them.
My kids and I
went looking for holiday crafts this weekend and here is one we found.
You will find the info on where it came from at the end if I know it. I
do not what to take credit for inventing something I didn't:)
This print will
use an apple that is cut in half. Remember that the apple should be
dried before printing. save the seeds too. They will be used to print
the seeds right onto your printed apple. It is best to work with 100%
cotton fabric such as muslin, because the fabric paint tends to run when
used on polyester. You can use either small paint brushes or paper
plates to coat the apple half for printing.
What you need:
in half with seeds removed
9x9-inch muslin squares or any other 100% cotton fabric
9x9-inch piece of batting
Fabric paint- 2 colors are best
Small brushes or paper plate
embroidery hoop, Embroidery needle & Quilting thread
Bias binding (tape)
What you do:
newspaper to protect your work surface. Make sure your 9x9 inch piece of
fabric is free of wrinkles. If not, lightly iron. You can use paper
plates for the paints-this will make it easier to coat the apple with
Paint the cut edge of a dried apple half. Print 9 apples on your
9x9-inch piece of fabric. Alternate colors for a fun look. Paint one
side of a seed brown and print on the printed DRIED apples.
When you are
finished painting and the paint is dry, lay the fabric facedown on paper
towels and on the cotton setting lightly iron the fabric. This will set
Sandwich the pot-holder top, batting, and backing together
with the batting on the inside. Baste the edges. Place the fabrics in an
embroidery hoop and sew around each apple print, stitching through all 3
layers. Sew bias tape around the edges for the finishing.