My appliqué quilt block was still in a work progress as I showed the steps to take an appliqué file from my Brother embroidery machine to the Brother ScanNCut to pre-cut all my pieces, in prep for placing them on my pretty Folk Art block. Designs shown above are part of Folk Art motifs included with my new Just Jackets embroidery and appliqué design collection. Any and all of the appliqués from the collection could be prepared in the same manner.
If you missed the show, you'll find the replay below.
Of course, the techniques covered in this close to 90 minute video will work for other appliqué designs as well. With or without software, and with or without a digital cutter, watch this show and learn how to cut appliqués by trimming in the hoop, using an electronic cutter, printing a template, and stitching a template directly on the appliqué fabric.
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Time stamp 20:25 - Overview of the many ways to cut with Ashley showing trimming in the hoop and pre-cutting with a stitched template. Both of these methods work with no added software or equipment needed.
Prepping fabric with Serial Magic fabric stiffener and then an application of the Dime Fuse Me webbing is something featured in our projects. I like to use this light weight fusible web a majority of my pieces, using a small craft iron and fusing as I go by carefully taking my hoop off the machine and placing my hoop on top of my Totally Tubular Hooping Station.
Time Stamp 32:01 - Discussion of the Fuse Me fusible webbing product.
Time Stamp 39:57 - Making use of a digital cutter, with a demonstration of "coding" the appliqué using the combination of a Brother machine and a Brother ScanNCut with the capacity to read the appliqué data from the machine. I used the Brother Luminaire and the Brother ScanNCut DX for my demonstration. Check with your Brother dealer for compatibility of other machine models and ScanNCut pairing combinations.
Time Stamp 57:40 - Last but not least, Ashley showed how to use the Dime Patches and Applique software program to turn appliqué cutting data into the file formats usable on various brands of digital cutters. With a few simple clicks in this new and full featured software program, you're ready to head to your cutter so your pieces are ready to such when you start up your embroidery machine.