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Tips for Cutting Fabric Appliques with the Brother Scan n Cut

Tips for Cutting Fabric Appliques with the Brother Scan n Cut

After using the Brother Scan n Cut for several appliqué projects, I thought I'd share a bit of what I've learned through trial and error and playing around. Of course, many of these tips also apply to other cutters such as the Silhouette Cameo and KNK Zing. If you don't yet have a cutter, this post may help you decide if you "need" one.

It may initially sound as if there is a lot of prep work involved in using the cutter but truly, I do almost the same prep whether cutting by hand or machine.

A digital cutter just makes cutting WAAAAYYYY faster and of course, completely accurate. (I also have the Zing cutter, which I'll write about sometime in the future as I get more experience with it.)

Penguin Antics

Penguin Antics

I love appliqué! And what I love best is how you can change the look of the design by changing the fabric. Fabric can add pattern and texture that's just not possible with thread alone. And, it can work on fabrics that are otherwise not embroiderable like fishnet.

When I saw this collection of super cute penguin artwork, I knew I had to have it and I knew I had to do it as appliqué. With the proliferation of economically priced digital cutters, appliqué has suddenly gotten much easier!

Halloween Luminaries - Pumpkin Carving with a Needle!

Halloween Luminaries - Pumpkin Carving with a Needle!

Did you ever start out with an idea for a project that evolved into something totally different? That's what happened with these Halloween Luminaries!

I was looking for reflective (glow-in-the-dark) fabric and couldn't find what I had in mind. Then I thought of the recent embroidery club I taught on stitching on paper, metal, and wood.

What's Your Addiction?

What's Your Addiction?

I have a confession… yes, it's true, I am a junkie. A font junkie to be specific. As a long time Mac user (got my first one in March of 1984, the first one in the town of Chillcothe, Ohio where I lived at the time) I've had a head start on collecting fonts.

Machine Embroidered Hardanger

Machine Embroidered Hardanger

Machine embroidered what? In case you're not up on traditional hand embroidery techniques, hardanger is a type of drawn-thread work done on even weave fabric, often linen or cotton, and traditionally in white. It gets it's name from a region in Norway although the technique itself can be traced back to more ancient cultures.

About Me

lindee crafsy ovalHi, I’m Lindee Goodall, a machine embroidery designer, digitizer, and educator  in Tucson, AZ.

It’s pretty accurate to say that I’m addicted to digitizing and I have a major fondness for cats, all things Mac, and Filemaker Pro. It’s my passion to help keep you in stitches—embroidery stitches, that is!

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To inspire and nurture personal creativity and productivity by connecting embroiderers and digitizers with innovative, high-quality products and information that significantly elevate their enjoyment and experience while maximizing the use of technology. In other words, more toys and more fun!

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