Having been a total technical dunce since forever and a day and having made my templates by drawing with pen, tippexing out errors, printing out text, cutting it out and sticking it onto the templates and then photocopying, I made this this morning. Yes, all my myself. It's not an actual template for an actual Union Jack block but will be once I've tweaked the measurements. And will form the basis of my lesson at the Fat Quarterly Sewing Retreat in London in June.
It occurred to me yesterday in a Eureka moment that these days the best and cheapest new software(s) are apps. So I hunted around and downloaded TouchDraw for iPad for £5.99 and drew this within the first half hour, from a standing start. I have NEVER used any of this kind of software EVER before EVER, that's how easy this was to use. So all your appaholics out there, are there any great apps I need to know about? I'd like one for my macbook which will replace Piknic when that vanishes soon - some kind of photoshop-type programme but not trillions of wonga. So I can tweak my photos, make mosaics, add text, re-shape them into blog headers, buttons etc. Just a bit more than what iphoto does really.