In the previous post about the Artistic Edge cutter , we cut some card stock to make a card. Today we are cutting fabric to use for an applique. In the following example, I have chosen a snowflake drawn by Tania at our Janome Canada office.
Since the Artistic Edge Digital cutter also cuts fabric, the aim of this exercise is to understand how to prepare fabric for an appliqué. Use Terial Magic to stiffen the fabric. Also iron fusible web onto the back of the fabric. Later after the applique shape has been cut using the Edge cutter, the paper is removed from the back of the applique and the fusible film remains on the fabric. Position the appliqué, right side up, on the area of the fabric surface that will receive the appliqué; we iron for a few seconds so that the glue can adhere firmly to the fabric. There you go … the applique is in place.
You can use the SimpleCut software that comes included with the purchase of the Edge Digital cutter. You can also use the Artistic Digitizer software for this exercise. Both softwares provide this same function.
When I don’t check the box circled in red, I only cut out the outline of the pattern:
When I check the box circled in red, I cut out the outline of the pattern as well as the holes:
In the next photo, you will see two different cuts. In addition, I kept the frame of the cutout, because it can be used either to make a reverse appliqué or to be heat-sealed on a card or a gift.
And why not superimpose one pattern on the other, the one without a holes below, and the one with holes on the top. Here is the final product:
Visit your local authorized Janome Canada dealer to find out how you can purchase one of the remaining Artistic Edge 12 Digital cutters.
And check out this link to an earlier post where we explained how you could register for Artistic Edge cutter virtual classes with Janome Canada dealers which are coming up in early February.
UPDATE: this class is almost fully booked and registrations close today. You may ask a participating Janome Canada dealer to put your name on a waiting list in case we offer this class again.