Project ideas for using leftover fabric applique pieces! by Jean Boyd December 31, 2020 written by Jean Boyd December 31, 2020 629 Yesterday, I showed you how to finish the heart pillow I made using fusible heart shapes cut on the Brother ScanNCut SDX225. Brother ScanNCut SDX225 It was so easy to sew all the layers together using the walking foot on my Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine. Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 Finished Valentine pillow Today I’ll show you a quick project I made using up those extra heart shapes I cut on the Brother ScanNCut. I decided I would use the hearts as flowers. So now I needed to cut some leaf shapes to go with my hearts. Again, no problem finding lots of leaf shapes already in the ScanNCut pattern library. To find them, go to the home screen and select Pattern. Home screen on the ScanNCut SDX225 Now select the tree/Eiffel Tower symbol. Scroll through until you find the leaf shapes. Pattern screen on the Brother ScanNCut SDX225 I put five different leaf shapes on the screen and chose three for my final design. There are lots of leaf shapes to choose I prepared three green fabrics, 11″ x approximately 6″, with fusible web in the same way I did for the heart shapes. Look back at the blog post on Day 1 from this week for the details. Before cutting the leaves on the ScanNCut, I cut three stems freehand from the edges of the green fabrics. The stems are approximately ½” wide. Now place the leaf fabric on the standard cutting mat and use the brayer to make sure the fabric is firmly attached to the mat. Use the Scan feature to scan the fabric and see it on the screen. Now you can place the leaf shapes exactly where you want them on the fabric. You can also touch the Edit key to re-size, duplicate or rotate the shapes as needed. Arrange leaf shapes on the fabric After the shapes are cut, use the spatula to carefully remove the background fabric first and then the leaf shapes. Remove the leaf shapes using the spatula tool Now comes the fun part – arranging all the shapes on the background fabric! There are no hard and fast rules here. You are creating your own masterpiece! For my Valentine banner, I wanted to use three main stems and then fill in the spaces with leaves and smaller heart flowers. I auditioned a few different background fabrics until I got the look I wanted. Auditioning background #1 Auditioning background #2 All the shapes are now arranged on my final background choice The paper backing of the fusible web was removed, one piece at a time, as they were placed on the background fabric. When all the pieces were in place, I used the iron to fuse them permanently to the background fabric. Now my Valentine banner is ready for quilting! Be sure to come back tomorrow and I’ll show you some neat tips and techniques for using the Brother ScanNCut SDX225. This is part 4 of 5 in this series Go back to part 3: Ready for Valentine’s now with this adorable quilted cushion Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs344brothercushionsfree patternsScanNCut SDX225sewing machine reviewstutorialsValentines FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jean Boyd Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past several years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts. previous post Ready for Valentine’s now with this adorable quilted cushion next post 6 top tips for Brother ScanNCut SDX225 optimum maintenance YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... Drawing seam lines and cutting applique shapes on... Drawing designs with the Brother ScanNCut SDX225 More sources for stencil designs to cut on... Let’s use the Brother ScanNCut SDX225 to make... Getting creative with the Brother ScanNCut SDX225 Drawing, writing and cutting with the Brother ScanNCut... 3 excellent ways to make the back of... Let’s make Valentine fabric postcards! 9 easy steps make the Brother ScanNCut SDX225... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.