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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 500669 views.

From: MarciainMD


Thanks Lynne.  Yes, I'm enjoying working at the sewing machine again. I missed it.  A photo will definitely be posted!


From: lavenderloco


So, I love your idea for the new Hawaiian appliqué project....I love batiks! However, I am curious why you aren't using your Scan n Cut to cut the fabric?  I don't have the machine myself but have heard you can do this.....just wondering. 

Donna in Oklahoma


From: Samsmom94


I finished the turtle turtle quilt top and finished binding a not-your-run -of-the-mill bear baby quilt.




From: judyinohio


Cari, you have done wonderful work with both of those quilt projects.  The Turtle Star quilt is absolutely dazzling and I could look at it for hours while the quilt with bears looks like you took the fabrics out of my bedroom closet.

You done good, girl!  clap

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Donna, I actually did do that once.  The SnC *does* cut fabric and quite nicely too.

The reason why I didn't this time is twofold.  One is that there is a certain amount of prep that needs to be done the the fabric.  Fabric needs to be *stiff as a board* to be accurately cut.  It can't be flimsy or wiggle around on the cutting mat.  You can do this in a couple of ways, depending on the type of applique you're going to do (machine? Hand?)

I do hand applique and would need to also wash out the stiffener before I could do my needleturn. And then wait for it to dry  ... or iron it dry .. all extra steps, which is obnoxious. 

The technique I use for my needleturn is to trace the finished shape on the right side of the fabric, do a long stitch along the seamline,  trim away the excess, and turn under the seamline.  

And because of this technique,  I don't need the applique to be cut into the right shape; having it done so is a actually a hindrance. 

Now if it was a machine applique where you have fusible on the reverse and you *do* need the shape to be cut out, then yeah, the Scan n Cut would work very well.  But I dont do that kind of applique. 


From: latterberry


Wow! That turtle quilt is beyond amazing!


From: MarciainMD


They are both wonderful quilts!  The turtle quilt is amazing.

Caring you have been busy. Love the turtle quilt and the beAR quilt.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


That Turtle Star is something else!! Love it...

Like that you did a 'not traditional' bear quilt as a baby quilt...the wee one will be able to enjoy that for years!


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


that turtle quilt is very cool, was that a pattern?  I love the unique turtle in the middle of a traditional lone star. Reminds me of the southwest style quilts