Attach and weld can be a little tricky to figure out when you’re just starting out in Cricut Design Space. This simple tutorial will show you what each tool does and when it’s appropriate to use them.
Attach and weld seem to do the same thing but there is a subtle difference. Attach is used when you want to arrange items together but you would still like them to be cut separately. Weld is used when you want to join items together and make them one item so that they cut as one item. Let’s dive into this a little deeper.
You can use attach when you are arranging text into a specific pattern and you would like it to cut in that specific pattern. Arrange all the text exactly how you would like it to be and then attach it all. This will send all of the text to your mat in the exact pattern you attached it in.
You can also use attach when you want to arrange a bunch of different objects into a set pattern. This works the same way. Just arrange all of your objects exactly how you would like them to be and then attach them all together so that it sends to your mat in the exact pattern you would like it to be.
Use weld when you want to connect script fonts together. Scooch all the letters in so that they are overlapping and looking the way you want them and then weld them together. This way your machine cuts the word into one solid word rather than into individual letters.
Weld is also used when creating designs. For example, taking several circles and welding them together can create a bunny tail. You can also take circles and stack them on top of each other to create an ice cream cone. Once you have welded objects together they will cut as one object. If you start with three circles and weld them together you will no longer have three circles but one completed object. The video tutorial above goes over attach and weld in more detail.