I had not touched my Brother Scan n' Cut 550 since my first project. So, this is my second inspiration to use the machine. Here is my first. The Little Bird zippered bag. It's a freebie on the Brother Scan n' Cut website. I did it months ago, soon after I bought the machine.
For the elephants I needed to learn to duplicate, and also reverse Mary's elephant drawing. Having not done this before, I was a bit hesitant. But, as you know, and I've said here, if I buy something I really want to use it. Not just let it collect dust in the sewing room, or I need to sell it. I have felt a bit neglectful of the Scan n' Cut machine and a bit guilty that I had bought it, but only used it once. Mary's cute quilt really inspired me!
This morning bright and early with a firm resolve, I decided that I would embrace the learning curve and do or "die" (pun intended) and cut out the elephants for the quilt. I say "learning curve" but, really if you watch all the dozens of You Tube tutorials for the Scan n' Cut, you can overcome some of the "curve" on your own. And of course, as always, learning to use a new gadget, you have to use it. Not just once, but often to get the best of it.
I'm so pleased with the Scan n' Cut! Really, I surprised myself! Once I prepped all the fabrics and applied Heat n' Bond Lite to the fabrics, I was ready to roll!
Here are my Elephants! It took me about 30 minutes or less to cut them out with the Scan n' Cut!
I even learned how to reverse them right on the machine screen!
Baby steps, but I'm learning. What fun!