Basic How Tos

StabilizerHi! I’m Kristin from Sweet Whimsy and I am excited to team up with Apex Embroidery to bring you Stabilizer 101. Stabilizers are one of the most frustrating aspects of learning to embroider and appliqué, but oh so necessary! When I first started out, I bought one kind of stabilizer (a tear away I think) and used it on every project!…

This tutorial has many great tips on how to applique and so much more. It shows different Gingher scissors and stabilizers. You will learn:

  • How to hide that ugly embroidery backing and that roughness on your baby's skin.
  • How to hoop a youth size t-shirt.
  • How to clean you embroidery
  • And much more!

We used a Husqvarna Viking Embroidery Machine single needle embroidery machine.

How to stitch a 3D Puff Embroidery Design using a Innov-ís 1500D Brother sewing machine. Supplies needed an iron or hair dryer, a 3D Puffy Design and Embroidery Foam. Try 2mm or even easier 1mm foam. Do not stack multiple foams use singles.

Find your design for this project on our 3D Puffy Designs page!



First you need to purchase your font. Go to /cuttables/cuttables and hover over the yellow banner to open the catalog.

First you need to purchase your font. Go to /cuttables/cuttables and hover over the yellow banner to open the catalog.

At the bottom of that screen you’ll see a list of font categories. Click SHOW ALL FONTS (or if you know the type of font you’re looking for you can select one of the categories.)

This tutorial will show you how to use the fonts from Apex Cuttable Designs with Cricut Design Space and the Cricut Explore machine. These instructions use Cricut Design Space version 2.0.

Courtesy of Narelle Darley

The fonts at Apex Cuttable Designs work differently…

Courtesy of Terri Johnson

First, download & unzip the font. You will notice that it comes with several folders (formats) - SVG, DXF, EPS and PDF - along some graphics of the font. For the purposes of this post, I will be showing you how to use SVG files. You must have Designer Edition to open SVG files in Silhouette Studio, but you can basically work with the DXF format the same way, if you don’t have Designer Edition.

This video will show you how to merge a SVG monogram initials with another SVG frame design. You'll know how to upload SVG files, weld, hide contours and flatten images. These instructions use Cricut Design Space.

Courtesy of Narelle Darley

The fonts at Apex Cuttable Designs work differently to traditional system fonts. The fonts at Apex are delivered to you in several formats, one of those being SVG. To see in details how to work with fonts from Apex Cuttable Designs, please see the tutorial…

Courtesy of Terri Johnson

My last post tutorial shared how to adjust 3 letter monogram fonts that you bought in Silhouette Design Store. However, sometimes you purchase them elsewhere — and today, I am sharing with you a FREE Hearth Wreath Monogram frame — with FIVE beautiful heart frames – from our friends at Cuttable Designs!  Just in…

In this tutorial, you will learn how to merge a Heart Monogram Cuttable Font and put them into a heart-shaped frames using Cricut Design Space. It’s perfect for your Valentine’s Day or Wedding projects. At Apex Cuttable Designs, we have two heart-shaped 3-letter monogram fonts and a various collection of heart-shaped frames. We will be using the Heart Monogram Cuttable Font and our FREE pack of Heart Laurel Wreath Cuttable Frames.