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Old 11-26-2014, 04:03 PM
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I have been researching the brother scan and cut to see which model is best for me. In doing my research online i found that there are 2 models, one is around $500 and the other around $700.
I read on one site that the cheaper model is not for fabric as it does not have the files that you need to cut fabric..can anyone advise me if this is indeed true?
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:43 PM
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I am going to follow this thread, because I am very interested in the Brother Scan & Cut too. I saw one demonstrated. The lady who did the demo was using several computer programs (all of which she sold) to get the picture to the machine for the cut. It looked like it was going to cost over $1000 to use it her way. I really want to know what the machine does on it's own.

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I haven't watched these yet, but they could hold the answers.

Bro Scan & Cut 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzvN9krKWJY
Bro Scan & Cut 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clvjJPbL9Jw
Making a stencil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvrNCwjCvME
How to cut quilt blocks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddhD1Go_8Ig
Making fabric applique http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtVcTVgZ7uE

Well, looks like I could learn what I need to know from this last video. There are more on YouTube.

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Old 11-26-2014, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by blahel View Post
I have been researching the brother scan and cut to see which model is best for me. In doing my research online i found that there are 2 models, one is around $500 and the other around $700.
I read on one site that the cheaper model is not for fabric as it does not have the files that you need to cut fabric..can anyone advise me if this is indeed true?

I have the more expensive one, which I paid 449.00. From what I've seen they both cut material. The more expensive one has more designs built in.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:46 PM
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All of them are exactly the same the differences are included accessories and built in patterns the most expensive one comes with all the built in designs and accessories, the 2nd one has all the accessories but less built in designs, the cheapest has the least accessories and built in designs. They all cut everything including fabric, the cheapest one can cut fabric but has less built in quilting designs. There is a comparison of the 3 online

not sure if it varies by region
http://www.brother-usa.com/ScanNCut/...x#.VHbWfzHF-So
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:02 AM
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I know that my friend who is a member here bought the one for $499 and I know she is cutting her fabric hexes with it.
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:57 PM
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I saw a demo at LQS...wish I could afford one! The demonstrator showed many of the quilts she had made using it and ways she had found to save money, pointed out which features she felt added value and those that didn't depending on the type of use it was for. As Dolphyngyrl pointed out, most of the differences are the accessories that you can get.
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Old 11-28-2014, 04:57 AM
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I just bought one. I can't wait to try it out.
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:48 AM
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I will be watching this thread. I thought you could SCAN any pattern you want into this machine and cut it. What are the built ins you all are talking about.
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Does anyone know if you can just use plain cotton, or if you have to attach some sort of stabilizer to piece?
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Originally Posted by kathidahl View Post
I will be watching this thread. I thought you could SCAN any pattern you want into this machine and cut it. What are the built ins you all are talking about.
If you go to this link, just click on the number of built in designs for each model and it will bring up a PDF of all the designs in the machine...

http://www.brother-usa.com/ScanNCut/...x#.VHkN-MlvCu1
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