I got a new toy last week, a Brother ScanNCut DX. I spent the weekend learning how to use it.
I love applique and spend a lot of my crafting time doing applique with my embroidery machine. I chose the Brother ScanNCut primarily because it works with my embroidery files easily and it’s super easy to scan images for other applique projects I want to make.
After practicing the basics I decided to make a project using both the quilting and applique features.
I used the ScanNCut to cut the tumbler shapes for the background – once the image was scanned in I was able to add in the seam allowance in the editing mode. The fabrics for the sunflower applique pieces were cut to size so I didn’t need to stop my embroidery machine to do any trimming — that alone is worth every penny I spent on the machine!
You can also scan in hand drawn images – which is what I did for the placemats.
The machine is quiet and user friendly. My husband will need to make a table for it — I have it set up in my office which is a little inconvenient right now, other than that I’m quite happy with the purchase!