How to use the Cricut with Machine Embroidery Applique

Did you know you can use your Cricut, Silhouette, Brother Scan N Cut to create the applique pieces for your machine embroidery designs? You can!

In today’s video tutorial I am going to show you how I created this fun applique bib without using a single pair of scissors (to cut fabric).

This cutie patootie design came from Planet Applique.

So, how does this all work? Many applique designs give you the SVG and/or png with their designs. However, Chroma Software, the free embroidery software that comes with any Ricoma machine, actually has a feature built right in to make a PNG file out of any embroidery design. Chroma Luxe (the paid upgrade version) allows you to save as an SVG file. Both PNG and SVG files can be used in Cricut Design Space. There are other embroidery software programs that also allow you to save a cut file. No matter which one you use, this is an invaluable, time-saving feature for embroidery applique projects. Once you have your SVG/PNG to use with your cutting machine, the process is the same.

I’m going to show you how to use this feature using Chroma and the Cricut Maker in today’s video.

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