How to use the Weld function in Cricut Design Space

See what you can do with the Weld function in Cricut Design Space and learn how to use it with text to make beautiful script text.

The weld function does exactly what its name says: it joins two completely different objects together to form one single object that will be cut continuously.

How to weld objects

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In the example below, I want to weld the three rectangles ending in circles so that they are cut as a single object. To do so, I must select the three layers by holding the “shift” key and press “weld”.

preview of Cricut Design Space while using the Weld function

Unlike Slice, it is possible to weld several layers at once.

It is even possible to weld two objects that do not touch, which will be the same as using Group. But, unlike Group, Weld cannot be undone (unless going back with “undo”).

preview of Cricut Design Space while using the Weld function

The importance of Weld function with text

Another essential way to use weld is when you want to write script letters (cursive letters) and you want your machine to cut it as one object.

Even the cursive fonts found in Cricut Access have the letters all separated when first tipping them.

Preview of Cricut Design Space while using the weld function, the word sweet is written and the letters are seperated

You can reduce space by using “Letter spacing” but it’s never equal and exactly what we want. Like you can see below, the space between the letters has been reduced to zero but the spacing is still not equal.

Preview of Cricut Design Space while using the weld function, the word sweet is written and the letters are closer

The fastest and most efficient way to arrange letters is to click on “Advanced” and “Ungroup letters”. That way, you end up with one layer per letter and they can be moved individually.

Preview of Cricut Design Space while using the weld function, while replacing the letters of the word sweet

Then, you just need to place them as you want, select them all and press “Weld”.

Like shown below, the word “sweet” will be cut as a continuous object.

Preview of Cricut Design Space while using the weld function, the letters of the word sweet are weld

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