Friday, March 6, 2020

Other Stuff - Using my Scan N Cut

Last year I got a Brothers Scan N Cut to use for helping me with some various quilting chores.  My local quilt shop has group classes monthly that I attend where they demo the different things the machine can do.  I then come home and do nothing because I walk in the door and put the bag containing the machine in the closet.  Out of sight as they say.  Last month I decided that I had to justify to myself the cost of the machine and dedicated a full week where I would not sew but I would scan n cut. 

So me, the Scan N Cut and Google worked together to produce all of these items. Google and You Tube really are invaluable sources.

Some of the items came out perfectly and some not so much.   The mug has a flaw where I stretched the vinyl on the visor so it adhered a tiny bit wiggly and the shirt above was done on a very loose knit shirt that I had a heck of a time making the design stick to. 

Mickey's ear got a bit sloppy because I didn't have the vinyl stuck properly to the mat and it shifted while cutting.

All in all I learned an amazing amount.

These cards on the other hand were flawless.

I was able to download SVG files from the internet  and  Use items in Clip Art.  I'm now following several new sites that share information some for purchase some free.

I love the fact that you can take these files and change the size up and down. the turtle on the shirt is about 9 inches across and the the one on the card is about 3

and how can use them such as tee shirt, note card and gift tag.

I also love the amount of detail that I can get.

And now back to the original justification for wanting one of these machines, you know, helping me with my quilting, tee hee, tee hee.

It did a wonderful job cutting hexie's from cardstock

So all in all it was a wonderful and very productive week. 

1 comment:

  1. I’m glad to see this post. I have been trying to talk myself into one of these machines for a long time. A papercrafting friend is also helping me talk myself into one. Those are the best kind of friends aren’t they. Ha! If I had space for it, I’d already have one. That’s what keeps me from going ahead with it. But someday...! Thanks for sharing your experiences with it.


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