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Holiday Quilting with the Brother ScanNCut!

by Carla A. Canonico

Banish Winter Blahs Cushion

This festive cushion was created and quilted by Lynn Swanson. To cut out the festive designs she used the Brother ScanNCut using built in flourish designs in green and red batik fabric. The flourish pieces were artistically arranged and appliquéd to the charcoal linen background that was matchstick quilted – to give this cushion a modern look.  The back of the cushion cover closes with a lapped closure and 3 buttons.

Now, who couldn’t use a little more help when cutting the designs for applique? … Not only that, but you can draw your own designs on the scanner and the ScanNCut will cut it out as well. Awesome tool to have in your quilting box!

Banish Winter Blahs! Make this cushion for the holidays or to add color to your decor for the long winter ahead. The Brother ScanNCut was used to make the flourish designs! A pattern by Lynn Swanson for A Needle Pulling Thread Winter 2014/15 issue.

Banish Winter Blahs! Make this cushion for the holidays or to add color to your decor for the long winter ahead. The Brother ScanNCut was used to make the flourish designs! A pattern by Lynn Swanson for A Needle Pulling Thread Winter 2014/15 issue.

skill level Intermediate

finished measurement 18” x 18” [46 x 46cm]

cutting and sewing time approximately 3hours

Note: This cushion cover was created using the Brother ScanNCut, digital cutter, Brother 6750D Sewing and Embroidery machine with a walking foot and 1 step buttonhole foot.

materials
assorted red and green cotton fabric 20” [50cm]
grey linen for cushion front and back – 27” [75cm]
lightweight quilt batting (Warm and Natural) 20” x 20” [50 x 50cm] piece
2 strips of stabilizer 2” x 19” [5 x 48cm]
 
threads
monofilament thread
grey cotton quilting thread

The Brother ScanNCut! Awesome tool for creating and cutting quilting designs.

The Brother ScanNCut! Awesome tool for creating and cutting quilting designs.

The full instructions for the cushion will be in A Needle Pulling Thread winter 2014/15 issue.

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