How to Weld in Cricut Design Space

Welding is one of the tools you’ll use a lot in Cricut Design Space, along with Slice. The Welding tool allows you to attach or merge multiple images together to make a new single image. It even works with fonts. If you’ve ever used Illustrator, “weld” is the same as “unite”. It combines multiple images into one. So if you’re wondering how to weld in Design Space, keep reading, because we’ll show you some tips and tricks.

One thing not to be confused about is the Attach tool. The Weld tool turns multiple images into one, while Attach simply keeps the arrangement of the shapes on your mat.

How to Weld in Cricut Design Space

Welding with your Cricut is fairly simple. The Cricut Design space is the same no matter if you have the Cricut Explore or the Cricut Maker machines.

  1. The first thing you need to do is place your images so they are partially overlapping each other. Weld in Design Space - Align Images
  2. Highlight the images.Weld in Design Space - Click Weld Tool
  3. Click the Weld button and that’s it!Weld in Design Space - Final Result

Important! The thing to remember is after you weld shapes together and save your project, the weld cannot be undone.

How to Weld Fonts in Design Space

Learning to weld fonts in Cricut Design Space is just as easy. You just have to be careful to take into account a few considerations.

The best fonts to use for welding are script-style fonts. Script-style fonts are fonts that are often fluid that look like they were created by handwriting. Some fonts while beautiful are very thin and difficult to cut. Learn how to thicken a How To Thicken a Font for Cricut and Silhouette.

weld fonts in Design Space - Letters not touching

How to weld fonts:

  1. Make sure all the letters are touching one another. This can be done by changing the font spacing, but it might not be the best option for all fonts. In this example, I lowered the font spacing to get most of the letters touching, but not the “H”. To solve this, I ungrouped the “H” and moved it so it’s overlapping the “a”.Weld fonts in Design Space - Change font spacing
  2. The next step is to highlight all the letters and click weld. You’ll want to inspect each of the letters individually to make sure there are no cut lines between the letters. They should all be attached at some part of the letter.Weld fonts in Design Space - Letters touchingWeld fonts in Design Space - Welded

Wrapping It Up

Welding is an important tool you’ll use a lot in Cricut Design Space. A few things to keep in mind:

  • Welded images and fonts will be on the same layer
  • Once you weld and save, welding cannot be undone
  • Just because images or fonts/letters are touching does not mean they are welded

Do you have any welding tips? Let us know in the comments!

How to Weld in Cricut Design Space

Diane Davies

Diane loves to craft and create. She enjoys experimenting with her Cricut Maker and Accuquilt GO! She also dabbles in jewelry making and crocheting. She is also passionate about sewing.

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