These snappy apples are made completely in the hoop (pieced, quilted and "sewn") and will stay crisp and pretty all season long! They make great coasters and mug rugs (wouldn't that be the perfect teacher gift??), but they're also handy parking places for hot bowls on your table. You can also fill them with scented herbs and make them into sachets, or stuff them with rice or crushed walnut shells for a keep-your-bowl warm mat!
There are three sizes of apples - 5", 6", and 7.5" (5x7, 6x10 and 8x12 hoops). The leaf for each apple stitches separately and is applied during the apple design stitching; each leaf design will fit in a 4x4 hoop.
The zip file download includes PDF step-by-step instructions with plenty of illustrations/photos, making this project easy as pie! (Most likely apple pie!) PDF "patterns" to aid in cutting the fabric pieces are also provided.