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Thread: Have you used the Cricut machine to cut fabric shapes?

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    Senior Member Opal Jane's Avatar
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    Have you used the Cricut machine to cut fabric shapes?

    If so, did it work well? Did it dull the blade quickly?

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    I just ordered one to-day, (thanks to my wonderful husband) so I will let you know.

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    I did see a while back that you should starch your fabric before you put it on the cutting mat. Maybe someone here has tried it. I never cut fabric on mine.
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    I have used my cricut for fabric works best if you use a iron on backing . I personally then iron it onto freezer paper , there are lots of hints on cricut web site. I also cut multiable times usually 3 I think you could do better by heavily starching and then iron onto freezer paper I also tape around outside of fabric unless I am using a new sticky mat

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    No but my MIL just took a class on it so i am excited to learn how to use the cricut

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    I bought a GO cutter last year, and am sorry to say I have never used it! I bought it thinking I could use it to cut zillions of small octagons out of paper to use in English paper piecing for a grandmother's flower garden quilt (which I had already started), but the octagon pattern was too big. I think it would be wonderful for appliqué shapes, but appliqué is not my thing (except for iron-on and top-stitch), and it seems like you would just waste too much fabric using it to cut triangles and squares. Have any of you used one, and if so, how did you like it?
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    I had purchased a cricut just to cut fabric. It does work, it cuts best with heat n bond on fabric, use a special fabric needle (sold separately) and don't pick a detailed design, those are best for paper products. All being said, I really didn't enjoy the cricut like I wanted to, I sold it. I'm happy I sold it. Some people love it. I just never bonded with mine........

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    I have had good luck, but unless you are cutting many, many shapes all the same, such as leaves..it really is too time consuming.
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    From what sassy does to use the cricut that is just way to much work. I have the Go and I love it. There really isn't that much waste if you lay your fabric out right. It saves alot of time. I had bags of scraps from years ago and in one after noon I used the started dies that come with the Go and cut different size squares and put them in a small tote and it has been a great go to for when I needed it. Rather it has been for piecing or for appliqueing or embroidering but at least I know what I have. You can use the strip cutter to make strips and then cut squares too. I recently got the tumbler to make a quilt for my GS and I love the rag quilter the best of all. Even if you had 2in octagon pieces to cut you could use the 2in strip dies and then just cut the tips off and you'd still save so much time than cutting all of those pieces.
    Judy

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