Last month I read through some of tutorials from the certified Art and Stitch instructors. I was particularly intrigued by Anne Hurlburt's tutorial on using Art and Stitch to do applique on a longarm and numerous tutorials by Marjorie Busby on the use of electronic cutting tools, Art and Stitch and embroidery machines.
I decided that I really "needed" an electronic cutting tool and after reviewing some reviews (I believe also done by Marjorie), I decided on the Silhouette Cameo.
I ordered my Cameo, loaded their free software, and began immersing myself in You Tube videos on the software. Most of the videos are focused on card making and scrapbooking -- but as I watched them I could see the possibilities for quilting as well.
So what can I do with my Silhouette?
I realized that I didn't need to start from scratch, but could take applique designs done in either Electric Quilt or Art and Stitch and transfer them to Silhouette.
If I wanted to do applique on my longarm, I could go from Electric Quilt to Art and Stitch and then to Silhouette. Or just from Art and Stitch to Silhouette.
Let me first share a video on transferring applique shapes from Electric Quilt to Silhouette Cameo.
Have any of you used a Silhouette Cameo (or any or electronic cutting tool) for qpplique shapes? If so, I would love to hear your tips and recommendations. Feel free to post below.
Next week I will share how I took an Electric Quilt design into Art and Stitch and then did the applique directly on my longarm machine.
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