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Old 11-22-2015, 09:05 AM
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Hi All,

I am thinking of purchasing the Brother Scan & Cut since it has dropped in price from the first time I saw it.

It is my understanding this machine has the capability to scan a simple design to form an appliqué, cut it, and if needed, you can set it to make the design 1/4" larger for needle turn or turned edge appliqué.....Is this true?

I would love to hear your feedback on the Brother Scan & Cut or any other machine if this type.

Thanks,

Sandi
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:21 AM
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My friend bought one and has been to several lessons how to use it. She has not used it at all away from the classes. Said it took too much time but what it did it did a great job.
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My Mom has purchased and then sold several of these beginning with the very first time they were offered for sale. It is a huge learning curve, so take advantage of the classes offered. I do not do applique and use alot of precuts, so it's not for me either.
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I knew of someone who got it when it first came out but sold it later to get an AccuQuilt. It really doesn't work well with piecing, mainly applique.
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:23 AM
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Thanks so much....I have an Accuquilt and I like it, but the dies are just so expensive....It does work great and they keep coming out with nice designs....Sandi
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That's good to know...I am learning machine embroidery, software,ect...not sure I have the time to put into learning something new....Thanks for your input....Sandi
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Originally Posted by quiltsillysandi View Post
Hi All,

I am thinking of purchasing the Brother Scan & Cut since it has dropped in price from the first time I saw it.

It is my understanding this machine has the capability to scan a simple design to form an appliqué, cut it, and if needed, you can set it to make the design 1/4" larger for needle turn or turned edge appliqué.....Is this true?

I would love to hear your feedback on the Brother Scan & Cut or any other machine if this type.

Thanks,

Sandi
I have the scan n cut and it doesn't take much learning curve. I also have the accuquilt GO cutter. I find that on the scan n cut you have to be sure you get the fabric on the sticky mat good and tight, then get the blade set on about 5, that will depend on how thick the fabric is. I did a great job the first time I used it. I find accuquilt cutter to expensive if you are only going to do a couple things. I cut 10 circles in just a few seconds, since it's electric, didn't hurt my arm. If I was going to purchases another accuquilt cutter, I would get the electric one as I find turning the Go does get tiring and it wants to move around a lot, I even have a mat under it, it still moves.
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Old 11-22-2015, 04:55 PM
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Buying this machine is a good investment (in my opinion) because it does so much and you are not locked into only cutting fabric. It is a good all-purpose crafting machine.

Yes, it will cut appliques and allow for the 1/4" seam allowance by changing the settings. I have:

cut my iron-on stabilizer the shape of my applique with the scan n cut,
then ironed the stabilizer pieces to the fabric,
scanned the fabric with the ironed-on stabilizer,
cut the fabric with 1/4" seam allowance around the stabilizer using the machine,
then pressed under the seam allowance,
then sewn the applique with a very small zigzag stitch to give the look of needle-turn.

I have also just ironed on the stabilizer to the fabric then cut the appliques for the raw edge application.

There is a learning curve but it is not difficult to use (I took only one class).

For cutting numerous quilt block pieces I, personally, prefer the AccuQuilt die cutting machine or the good old rotary cutting method.

Hope this info is helpful in your decision.
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Originally Posted by quiltsillysandi View Post
Thanks so much....I have an Accuquilt and I like it, but the dies are just so expensive....It does work great and they keep coming out with nice designs....Sandi
There is a sale right now on both Go and Studio dies. I am not a rep, just a user.
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Love my scanncut. There is a learning curve but there are lots of forums, and hope yoders book is awesome. I have seen people do whole pieced quilts from it. I have not tried just saying people have done them. It is as easy as it looks scan and cut, no computer needed. Great for applique, fussy cutting, also good for paper, vinyl, heat glitter vinyl for shirts, embroidery. I do not feel the learning curve is steep, but would be nice for someone to walk through the steps of actually doing a pattern quilt. I have seen some amy bradley, toni whitney, bunnyhill designs done with the scannncut. I do recommend if you do embroidery to at least get the 550 but the 650 is the only one that scans the 12x24 mat. I could justify the exta money for the added features of the 650 since the only new feature I cared about was the large mat scan
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