by gdsteliga 26 Jul 2018

I have very bad arthritis in my hands and find it very difficult to cut out appliques. I am considering purchasing a cutting machine but do not know a lot about them.

I would very much appreciate any advice Cuties with a machine could give me.
Thank you.
Doreen

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by pennifold 27 Jul 2018

Hi Doreen, I was wondering whether you could use battery operated scissors. I only suggest these as there wouldn't be as much pressure on your hands. The only other thing I can think of is to do really simple appliques with not a lot of fiddly cutting bits to do. Hope you can find something that will suit. Love Chris

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gdsteliga by gdsteliga 27 Jul 2018

Thank you. I do have those scissors but they aren't great in the small cuts, and naturally it is the small complicated cuts that we always want to do. LOL.
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by sewist1 26 Jul 2018

There are a lot of youtube videos out there on cutters. You would be able to get an idea from those whether they would be something you would use.

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gdsteliga by gdsteliga 27 Jul 2018

Thank you. I will check it out.

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by graceandham 26 Jul 2018

I bought the cutter just for this. However, it is a cumbersome process. You have to pull up your stitch file in computer, pull it into Brother's Scan n Cut site, convert to cut format, then send back to computer and over to scanner. I thought it was not worth the time taken unless you were going to cut that particular applique 8 or 10 times. Then, there's storing it on your computer where you can find it next time! Some few companies are now offering cut file formats with their machine format designs. Last I checked, Brother was the only one offering wireless download from computer to scanner on their newer scanners, which could be a step-saver. Basically you're taking a goose and trying to convert it into a duck.

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gdsteliga by gdsteliga 26 Jul 2018

Thank you for the info. I didn't realize it was so complicated.
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