Mr. Potato Head and more

Today’s post is about using the Brother Scan N Cut and novelty fabric motifs. The entire post can be found at a new blog area that I created that is specifically for projects and tutorials using/creating precut shapes and machine embroidery applique. I have added a link on the menu bar to that new blog area for those of you who are interested in machine embroidery, digitizing applique, and have either a die cutting system or one of the electronic cutters like the Silhouette Cameo or Brother Scan n Cut.

Recently I gave a talk at Electric City Quilters Guild in Anderson, SC. One of the members there showed me a beautiful quilt she made for her granddaughter using a Princess novelty fabric. She cut the motifs out and appliqued them onto the blocks. I think this could very loosely be called broderie perse. While the motifs are not fussy cut like real broderie perse, it is a patterned motif appliqued to a background.

On my way home I stopped at Mary Jo’s and happened to see an adorable Mr. Potato Head fabric on the sale table. This was the perfect opportunity to try to fussy cut the motifs with the Brother Scan N Cut.

More . . .


Author: Marjorie Busby

My blog is about helping other quilters learn to use great tools in their quilting through what I can teach and through finding other bloggers who have good information. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother. Other hobbies include any other stitchery which makes me happy at the moment. I worked in clinical research for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying every minute.

3 thoughts on “Mr. Potato Head and more”

  1. OH my gosh…I am going to have to spend time in this folder of yours, what wonderful information. I am wondering if my machine will do this. I think that once you get the image in it will be fast but if you are just doing one….then just taking it to your machine and doing it would be faster. Thanks so much.

  2. Lots of good information. I don’t have the new Brother Scan N Cut but I am still going to see what I can learn from your tutorial. I was wondering if you just might consider doing a machine embrodiery applique design for the Accuquilt Go “Funky Flowers” (55042) with maybe an applique leaf that would work with the flowers. I guess I am just lazy and don’t want to really learn to digitize. It is so easy to buy your designs and to know that they stitch out so well. I want to make a table runner with the flowers appliqued on it.

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