Cut Fabrics for OESD’S Haunted House with the Klic-N-Kut

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Use your Make-The-Cut software and Klic-N-Kut cutters to cut the fabrics for OESD’s Haunted House. The house is comprised of 15 separate pieces that are made up of freestanding lace and applique.  The finished size measures 8.5″ tall  and has a footprint of 6″ x 6″.  The hole in the bottom is sized for a tea light to project light in its windows.

 Materials:

  • Purple, Black, Light & Dark Grey Polyester Satin or Dupioni Silk
  • Yellow/Gold Polyester or Silk Organza
  • Black Isacord Embroidery Thread
  • OESD Black Medium Weight Tear-Away Embroidery Stabilizer was used for Satin or Silk
  • OESD Stabil-Stick Tear-Away used for Organza
  • Steam-A-Seam 2 Double Stick Fusible Web
  • 505 Temporary Adhesive Spray
  • Water-Soluble Stabilizer or Film Water Soluble Stabilizer

Tools:

Settings:

  • Maxx Air:  Force = 50; Offset = .75; Speed = 150; Passes = 1; Blade Height =25
  • Zing!:  Force = 65-90; Offset = .75; Speed = 9/10; Passes = 1-2; Blade Height = 25

 Method:

  1. Each piece of the haunted house, when stitched out, is a combination of lace and fabric appliqué.  The first step is to make the fabric appliqué shapes that will be cut on the KNK and included in the design. Steps, using my Bernina Artista V6 software, are available as a PDF.  If you have a different software, hopefully my process will be an inspiration of what might be possible with your software also.
  2. Prepare fabrics for cutting
    1. Iron the Steam-A-Seam 2 to one side of the Black Stabilizer
    2. Remove the Steam-A-Seam 2 paper from the Black Stabilizer – this will leave one side of the Black Stabilizer sticky
    3. Iron the sticky side of the Black Stabilizer to the wrong side of the fabric
    4. Your fabric is now prepared for cutting
  3. Cut fabrics into appliqué shapes
    1. The cutting mat needs to be very sticky
    2. Place the fabric on the cutting mat with the Black Stabilizer side next to the mat and the fabric facing up
    3. Fabric is now ready for placement in the embroidery as an appliqué
  4. Embroidery steps
    1. Hoop the embroidery hoop with Water-Soluble Stabilizer or Film Water Soluble Stabilizer
    2. Fill the bobbin with the same thread that you are using in the needle
    3. Begin embroidering on the hooped Water-Soluble Stabilizer.
    4. The embroidery machine will automatically stop for the addition of an appliqué fabric shape
    5. Spray the Black Stabilizer side of the fabric with the 505 Temporary Adhesive
    6. Place the Black Stabilizer side of the fabric in the designated place in the embroidery design and continue sewing.  

Repeat the above steps for each piece in the design.  When complete, follow the directions in the pattern for washing away the Water-Soluble stabilizer, drying and assembling them into a haunted house.

This is a fun project, especially because the KNK Maxx Air and Zing cut all my fabric pieces perfectly to the size required by the embroidery design.  Being able to cut my applique shapes to the exact size needed with my KNK cutters has revolutionized the accuracy of my applique embroidery on the embroidery machine. 

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