Yesterday, I showed you how to finish the heart pillow I made using fusible heart shapes cut on the Brother ScanNCut SDX225.
It was so easy to sew all the layers together using the walking foot on my Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine.
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.
Now select the tree/Eiffel Tower symbol. Scroll through until you find the leaf shapes.
I put five different leaf shapes on the screen and chose three for my final design.
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.
After the shapes are cut, use the spatula to carefully remove the background fabric first and then the leaf shapes.
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.
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.