The Sunflower Block table runner is a great way to get used to cutting shapes on your Brother Scan and Cut SDX. We will show you how to bring your .pes file into the Scan and Cut, isolate the applique sections, size them appropriately, and cut the correct number of shapes. We will discuss different types of stabilizers and adhesive sheets. You will cut all the shapes for your embroidery project in week one.
The second session will involve embroidering your designs. We will sew four individual blocks (corner stem, stem and 2 different sunflower blocks) during our class, and you can repeat as many times as needed at home for the size table runner you wish to do. You can sew out your blocks on any brand of embroidery machine. You will need to bring your embroidery machine to class.
Final construction of the project will be on your sewing machine, and we will discuss tips and tricks for you to finish this at home. We will not be finishing the entire table runner during these two class sessions. This project can also be made smaller and into a pillow or table topper.
Class fee includes a kit with the following:
The Sunflower Block embroidery design from Sweet Pea, licensed.
Fabric for the table runner as pictured, colors may vary slightly.
Practice fabric for Week One
You will need to bring to class:
A USB Stick
Your Scan and Cut : SDX225, SDX325, SDX330D (Earlier models of the Scan and Cut are not appropriate for this class as the machine needs to be able to read .pes files)
STRONGLY Recommended: A Rotary Blade for your Scan and Cut- if you do not have one they are available for purchase at Creative Sewing Machines. This blade is a game changer.
Scan and Cut tools: stylus, spatula, hook
Standard mat, clean and sticky.
Ziplock bags to keep your applique pieces organized
USB stick with the Sunflower block design loaded
Your embroidery machine, with the appropriate hoop for whichever size table runner you are making. The Sunflower table runner can be made in the 4x4, 5x5, 6x6 or 7x7 size hoop. We did ours with the 9.5x9.5 hoop. Please label your hoop.
Bobbin Thread wound with four bobbins
Embroidery Thread: Hunter Green, Gold, Yellow Gold, Rust, Brown
Size 80 or 90 Sharp Needle (we used a Schmetz Size 90 Jeans)
Rotary Cutter labeled with your name
A ruler for squaring up your block