My Sewful Retirement

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Scattered sunflowers

Happy Monday!

I got a new toy last week, a Brother ScanNCut DX. I spent the weekend learning how to use it.

I love applique and spend a lot of my crafting time doing applique with my embroidery machine. I chose the Brother ScanNCut primarily because it works with my embroidery files easily and it’s super easy to scan images for other applique projects I want to make.

After practicing the basics I decided to make a project using both the quilting and applique features.

Brother ScanNCut Quilt Applique
sunflower tumbler
ScanNCut Quilt Applique
sunflower tumbler

I used the ScanNCut to cut the tumbler shapes for the background – once the image was scanned in I was able to add in the seam allowance in the editing mode. The fabrics for the sunflower applique pieces were cut to size so I didn’t need to stop my embroidery machine to do any trimming — that alone is worth every penny I spent on the machine!

You can also scan in hand drawn images – which is what I did for the placemats.

Brother ScanNCut Project
hand drawn sunflower

The machine is quiet and user friendly. My husband will need to make a table for it — I have it set up in my office which is a little inconvenient right now, other than that I’m quite happy with the purchase!

Happy Sewing!

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10 thoughts on “Scattered sunflowers

  1. lindaglovinghome on said:

    Beautiful Love the sunflower design with the batik background. Nothing like a new sewing toy 😊 love it

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  2. dezertsuz on said:

    Oooh, I like your wonderful table runner! I’m surprised that isn’t a batik project on a hop. Did you use scraps for it? Or leftovers?

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  3. Hi Karla! Well, that sounds like a fabulous investment for you. I look forward to hearing about other projects you use the new cutter on. I’ve been on the fence about getting a cutter of some sort . . . Sue doesn’t want one. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. I can see you getting a lot of use out of the ScanCut. Good investment! That’s a pretty runner too!

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  5. As I love sunflowers, this piece is very awesome to me! I am kind of envious – I wish I made one too! Of course I haven’t a clue on how to handle an embroidery machine (they scare me) – those embroidered sunflowers are wonderful. Congrats on your new toy – ScanCut sounds very fun!

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