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  1. ScanNCut Type Converter

    This application is used to create cutting data for character patterns from TrueType fonts installed on your computer. Have you been wanting to cut letters from the True Type fonts in your computer, but found it difficult to get it right? Brother has a FREE download to do just that!! Go to support.brother.com and click on Downloads. From Search by...
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  2. Accuquilt Go! Qube Christmas Table Runner

    Accuquilt Go! Qube Christmas Table Runner
    If you're looking for a fun way to spruce up your holiday tabletop, or looking to make a beautiful gift, try this Christmas Table Runner project! This project uses Accuquilt dies and cutters, including the 8" Accuquilt Qube. From the 8” Qube: Go! Die #1 (55708) Go! Die #5 (55712) Go! 6” x 6” Cutting Mat (55137) Additional Dies: Go...
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  3. ScanNCut Christmas Pennants

    ScanNCut Christmas Pennants
    In this tutorial, you will be creating a Christmas Pennant for a gift box with helpful tools in ScanNCut Canvas. There are many beautiful borders and lettering just waiting to be used in this fun project. Skills you will learn: Removing parts of a border Dividing a border Sizing Welding Distinguishing line and drawing types Fill the area in an outline...
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  4. Loading Artwork Into ScanNCut Canvas

    Loading Artwork Into ScanNCut Canvas
    If you have not used ScanNCut Canvas before, create your free account. If you are unsure how to do this, click here to watch this video from Brother. Create an account, then log in. Once the software opens, you will see dozens of Canvas Projects from holiday decorations and gift giving to creating cards and decorative fabric projects. The possibilities...
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  5. Reva's Tips: One Good Turn Deserves Another

    Have you ever had to turn anything right side out? This has always been something that I have not really enjoyed. It seems that the piece that I'm working with doesn't necessarily want to cooperate with me and often times the opening gets stretched out. I often end up creating a small hole when trying to get the corners nice...
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  6. ScanNCut Canvas: Getting Started

    ScanNCut Canvas: Getting Started
    ScanNCut Canvas is free cloud-based software to let you create, prepare, add-on, remove, save, etc. a design for your ScanNCut. You can also create rhinestone designs and make stickers and stamps. The software is automatically updated so you do not have to do anything for the newest releases. The formats that can be used in ScanNCut Canvas are SVG, JPG...
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  7. Bathroom Makeover Project

    If you're looking for a fun summer project, Elizabeth Cecchettini from Baby Lock has some great instructions on how to make shower curtains and spruce up your towels and bath mat with new fabrics! Download the Instructions Here! Start your makeover by selecting a fresh and exciting fabric! Use the fabric as the inspiration for the colors and designs, updating...
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  8. French Seams by Lana L. Jones

    A French seam is perfect for lightweight to medium weight fabrics. All the raw edges of your seams are covered for a professional finish… and it is not hard to do. For the July Sew Fun presentations, I choose a black lightweight gauzy fabric that has been aging in my stash waiting for just the right pattern. Lemon Squeeze Cardigan...
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  9. Clover to the Rescue!

    By Lana L. Jones I teach a lot of classes that I take my press to, and that is great as the press has 100 pounds of pressure when the arm is pulled down which makes for excellent pressing. But, with the number of people trying to get their projects done and the fusibles used in class, the pressing surface...
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  10. Shift Happens

    Can you fight physics?Have you ever cut two pieces of fabric exactly the same and when you sew them together one is longer than the other when you are done with the seam? Why does this happen? Or more specifically, how? It's simple. It's Physics. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defined Physics as: "a science that deals with matter and energy...
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