USING THE ARTISTIC EDGE CUTTER FOR APPLIQUE

With the Edge 15 Digital Cutter & Plotter, it is almost impossible to take hours to cut pieces of fabric for a quilt. Since the cutting mat is 15’’X15’’ (or the optional accessory 15″ x 30″ mat), you simply have to lay your fabric on the mat, choose the shape and its measurement and then the Artistic Edge will cut it easily, fast and precisely. These shapes : VECTOR, SVG files are ‘Scalable Vector Graphics’ and are editable, readable and usable in many ways without losing resolution. Here are some SVG  shapes which are included in the Simple Cut software which comes with the Edge cutter :

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How long would it take you to cut fabric shapes manually and especially precisely? The Artistic Edge will do the job for you leaving more time to sew! The following picture shows some of the included quilting shapes.

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Here is the guideline to cut a shape with fabric from the  instruction book:

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Design enlarged

 

Did you notice that the Edge is also cutting the notches or registration marks for much easier sewing ?!

Please practice this exercice to create many of the same shapes for a quilt by following the steps in the manual (see above). You will first follow the steps describe in the previous paragraph and add the the following to step #9 :

  1. Select the motif < click array < apply rectangular array < okarray
  2. Four motifs will appear on the screen
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  4. Keep filling up the mat with < array / copy / paste
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  6. Place your first color of fabric on the 15 x 15 inch mat
  7. Go to step 10 to cut the fabric
  8. Let the EDGE cutter cut all the shapes from the first color
  9. Go back to step 10 to cut fabric
  10. Place your second color of fabric on the mat
  11. Let the EDGE cut all the shapes from the second color
  12. Voilà, now you just need to sew all the pieces together !
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You can cut many of the same design but in different colors in one cut

Please visit the Janome authorized dealer in your area to see samples and to participate to a demonstration!

About Céline Ross

À cause des imprévus de la vie, j'ai changé de carrière très tôt dans ma jeune vie d'adulte. Toute mon éducation scolaire, du primaire au secondaire et jusqu'au professionel, m'a été enseigné par les religieuses CND qui étaient... très exigeantes. Ces professeurs m'ont inculqué le goût de bien apprendre, l'appréciation du travail bien fait et l'envie de toujours me perfectionner. Je n'aurais jamais osé ouvrir mon École de couture sans cette formation ni cette certification. Lorsque je deviens revendeur autorisé Janome en avril 1982, la compagnie poursuit ma formation côté machine à coudre et je deviens Éducatrice. Mon travail est varié; je donne des formations aux marchands Janome pour l'Est du Canada et d'ailleurs. Je participe à des Salons, à Janome Institute, je publie un cyber bulletin, j'ai fondé un 'Club de broderie' à Montréal en 1994 et, depuis l'année dernière, chez d'autres marchands. Je confectionne des échantillons avec les nouveaux produits que Janome ne cesse de développer. Et, depuis aujourd'hui, je blogue ! Après toutes ces années dans ce domaine, je garde toujours le même enthousiasme à apprendre et à transmettre mes connaissances. Janome est à la fine pointe de la technologie moderne et ne cesse de me faire progresser.
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12 Responses to USING THE ARTISTIC EDGE CUTTER FOR APPLIQUE

  1. Lorraine Alcorn says:

    Does this cut felt and do I need to attach it to freezer paper first?

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  2. Beth says:

    Do the fabrics have to be prepared with Terial Magic if you aren’t going to use fusible web (for hand applique and quilt blocks. Can (unscented) Mary Ellen Best Press be used? The Terial Magic has a linen scent which I don’t want to use due to allergies. Thanks! Beth

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Beth,

      Very good question. Yes, you could use Best Press but if that is not stiff enough to achieve a crisp cut, then we have recommended for hand applique etc, that you use a product like freezer paper; Sulky Totally Stable, Johnny Sews etc. Iron to the top or right side of the fabric, stick to the mat, cut & then peel the paper off. You will have a crisp, clean cut without any stiffening to wash out later! Win-win.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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      • Beth says:

        Thanks for the info! But how does Sulky Stable etc. come off the fabric after it is cut out?

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      • lizafrica says:

        Hi

        Totally Stable by Sulky is essentially freezer paper. Iron on, peel off. No problem.

        Liz
        JANOME CANADA

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      • Beth says:

        Have you found that the freezer paper or Totally Stable works for cutting multiple quilt block shapes at one time, like the ones you show in this post? Also, I have been designing my own quilts in Electric Quilt 7. The files can be exported in various formats including .svg, .png , .jpeg, etc. Will these files work with the Simple Cut software? Thanks for all the help! Beth

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      • lizafrica says:

        Yes, Beth, you can definitely cut mulitiple shapes/units on one cutting pass. The mat is 15×15 inches so lay it out and fill that area. Or buy the optional 15×30 mat and double the cutting area. ALL fabric must be stuck to the mat. In other words you cannot cut multiple layers on one pass.
        And yes, the Simple Cut software reads & opens 15 different formats: .svg is probably one of the most common but there are 14 other formats.

        Liz
        JANOME CANADA

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  3. Terri Allen says:

    I have a svg file and embroidery design that I purchased. I want to use the svg file to cut parts of the appliqué and use the prepurchased embroidery design to embroider. (Same design). When I cut it it is coming a little short for the placement lines in theembroidery file. Is there a way of making the cut appliqué just a tad bigger . I hope this makes sense.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Terri,

      This comment forum is unfortunately not the venue for software queries. Please rather use our Software helpline 1-800-631-0183 Ext 775 or send them an email from http://www.janome.ca or http://www.janome.com.

      Having said that, yes, you can most definitely make the cut applique a little bigger in Simple cut software. Just pull the corner handle on the select box to make it the size you require or type the dimensions into the Tool options box. Then send the altered applique shape to the cutter.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  4. Cathy Cloutier says:

    I would like to know how to bring your own drawings into the Artistic edge to cut for appliqué. Instructions on this technique would be appreciated, cathy

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Cathy,

      A couple of ways actually: draw or trace something on paper, scan it and bring the scanned design directly into the software from the scanner.
      OR use the graphics tools included IN the software to digitally draw your own design. I will see if I can include a post on this topic but no promises for anything immediate as we are gearing up for our very busy Spring Sewing season.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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