Digital Cutters and My Block Piecer

Use your digital cutter to cut quilt block patches with Inspirations’ My Block Piecer (MBP) . Let me show you how.

GO to the Block Library and select a block.  I chose Basic, Nested Triangles. This block features five patches, two patches in fabric A and three patches in fabric B.

Go to the Properties Box and click on the Transform tab. Enter the size of your finished block.  My sample is 5” finished – the software will add all necessary seam allowances to each patch. Click Apply.

Select the block and click on the Cutter icon.

Scroll through the list of formats and select the appropriate format for your digital cutter.  I selected FCM for the Brother Scan ‘n Cut.  The screen shows the first frame, or the two patches for the fabric A. 

When you click on Frame 2, you’ll see three patches for fabric B. Click Save.

Select FCM for the Brother Scan ‘n Cut to actually save the files in that format.  The software creates a new folder with all of the necessary files.  Name the file and select Save.

The software creates a folder and stores the cutting files in that location.

If you are cutting patches for multiple blocks, change the number of repeats on the cutter screen.

How easy was that?

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11 Comments on Digital Cutters and My Block Piecer

  1. sophia jane moffit
    January 27, 2019 at 5:54 am (1 year ago)

    can u do the same thing with pe 11 design program

    • eileenroche
      January 28, 2019 at 8:04 am (1 year ago)

      Sophia, PE Design does not have the ability to make piece-in-the-hoop quilt blocks as that technique is a patented feature of Inspirations My Block Piecer.

      As far as preparing cutting files, I wouldn’t know as I do not use PE Design nor do I teach PE design. I suggest going to your Brother dealer for instructions on PE Design.

  2. Ana Restivo
    January 29, 2019 at 4:15 pm (1 year ago)

    Where are the files for the Celebration Quilt Block of the month?

  3. Kathleen De Verville
    January 30, 2019 at 5:09 pm (1 year ago)

    First, I can’t sign on to Eileen’s blog. I have the Dime software. I subscribe to the Dime magazine and have for a few years now. All of a sudden I am getting nowhere Fast. I am also looking for the Celebration Quilt Block of the Month. I would like to participate in this Quilt-a-Long 2019.

  4. Virginia (Ginger) Frazier
    January 30, 2019 at 5:53 pm (1 year ago)

    I am trying to download Block one from the website using the link that you provided in the magazine but it does not bring me to the downloads.

  5. Margo Reppert
    February 1, 2019 at 9:06 am (1 year ago)

    That’s my question. Where are the blocks for the Celebration Quilt? I’m all excited to try it and the link takes me nowhere. Thanks in advance.

    • Denise Holguin
      February 1, 2019 at 4:58 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Margo,
      Our team is working on it. You’ll see the first post on Saturday followed by one each day. (A total of 4)

      Thank you for posting.


  6. Mary Richardson
    February 2, 2019 at 2:40 pm (1 year ago)

    trying to locate the block of month mentioned in January February 2019 issue of Designs in Machine embroidery.

    • Denise Holguin
      February 2, 2019 at 6:12 pm (1 year ago)

      Great question! Today (Saturday) we published the intro to the Block of the Month. Look for Blocks 1, 2 and 3 on the blog over the next three days. Links for each block will be included in the blogs.

      Thank you,

  7. Rose Edgar
    February 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm (1 year ago)

    Have to turn off my virus software blocking dangerous websites to use your website. It is listed as an unsafe site. Seems like a lot of people are having the same issue. Don’t have any problems with any other site.

  8. Vernia I Clements
    August 22, 2019 at 12:04 pm (9 months ago)

    Is there a format to download or print out shapes for the AccuQuilt cutter or exact size shapes so I can scan the pieces in to I can adjust them?


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