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ScanNCut Technique Videos

I'm so pleased to be a spokesperson for the Brother ScanNCut.  It's a product that I genuinely like and use all the time!  As part of my spokesperson duties, you'll be seeing lots of video tutorials from me on using the ScanNCut.  Some of the videos will be project videos (one of them appeared two weeks ago), but if you're like me, you want quick and dirty explanations of how to use the various functions of the ScanNCut.  Therefore, I'll also be sharing short and useful technique videos each month!  Here are the first two:

Julie's 4 Fabulous Tips for Cutting Fabric

In case you need a cheat sheet:

  1. Use the High Tack Fabric Support Sheet always when cutting fabric.
  2. For a cotton weight quilting fabric, adjust your blade speed to 1, your pressure to 5, and your blade depth to 4.
  3. Keep separate blades for paper and fabric.  Paper dulls blades, that's why quilters have separate paper and fabric scissors.  Also: change your blade frequently when cutting fabric!!
  4. When cutting fabric with a fusible web, cut it paper/fusible side UP.

Tips on Scanning In Your Handwriting

This is probably my favorite thing to do with the ScanNCut.  In the video I share lots of tips on getting the best results when scanning in your handwriting and converting it to a cut file!

If you have ScanNCut technique questions, I hope you'll let me know.  I'll try my best to add your technique to the video queue!

As a side note, I wanted to share that I hired a friend of mine to help me make my videos look a bit more professional.  His name is John Houghton and he's a wonderful freelance filmmaker.  


If you're ever looking for someone extremely nice, super fast, and very professional, hire John.   He's all of those things!  (Plus he managed to make my insanely cluttered apartment look kind of okay!)

ALSO: The good folks at Brother are looking for you!  Do you love your ScanNCut and love making things with it?  Brother is recruiting talented people like you to create projects for stuff like tradeshows, HSN, and use online.  If you're interested, send me an e-mail (put BROTHER in the subject line) with the following information:

  • Your full name.
  • Your location.
  • Your blog (if you have one, not required).
  • 3-4 images of stuff you've made with your ScanNCut.
  • 1-2 sentences about why you love your ScanNCut.

Thanks for stopping by!


Please note: I am a paid spokesperson for the Brother ScanNCut, but all of the ideas, commentary, and enthusiasm are my own!