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Thread: Do you use your Cricut for quilting?

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    Super Member kwhite's Avatar
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    I have a Cricut but have not used it much. I scrap book cause I think it is important to preserve the pics but I do not really enjoy it at all, but I love the idea of making quilt blocks with it. Can any of you give me some info?

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    I don't have Cricut, but have a comment for you. I also believe that is important to preserve pics, but a shoe box is enough for me. If I don't enjoy I don't do it, period. Now, trying the cricut on fabric sounds like a great idea to me. Please let us know who it works for you.

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    I don't have one, but the ad shows them cutting fabric with it.

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    Somebody on this board... who I can't remember her name right now... sent me a magazine when I mentioned my Cricut after Christmas this year.

    The article said that you have to starch the heck out of the fabric. Get it as stiff and board-like as possible (like cardstock I beleive they said) and then use the Cricut. Not exactly quilting friendly!?

    I tried one piece. Enough said.

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    I use my Cricut for quilting. That's actually why I got it in the first place. It works great! I love it! You don't have to starch your fabric, just use Heat-N-Bond.

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    the cricut is kinda expensive so you might as well just buy the accucut which is designed for quilters.

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    The price has come down quite a bit since its release. I love it!

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    You can use the machines made for paper on fabric? but you have to make it stiff . What results do u have if you don't.

    Ok another question. In some of the Eleanor Burns videos she uses some kind of cutter for straight cuts. What is it
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    It doesn't cut correctly if its just plain fabric, the blade gets caught up and pulls the fabric.

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    ruth

    is it for cutting strips - that would be the simplicity strip cutter. i'm promoting this store its just for reference in this post.

    http://www.cottonclub.com/cgi-bin/St...es=0&lastmenu=

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