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Old 08-18-2021, 05:39 PM
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Now that Cricut has been out for sometime, I'd like to know how well it works cutting fabric. Does one need to put a fusible backing on quilt cotton or lighter weight fabric to stabilize it?

If it is worth purchasing, what model do you like best?

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Old 08-18-2021, 06:51 PM
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i tried it once and it did not work well. but i did not know about fusibles at that time. I expect that should make it work just fine (and a new blade). you can adjust the depth of the cut by setting a custom material. I never did that either.... just things to consider if you give it a try.
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Old 08-19-2021, 06:27 AM
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My SIL loves her's. She tells me it has some limits. She finds she has to fuse most fabrics and can only do a single layer at a time. She likes my Accuquilt better for cutting more layers but the Cricut can cut so many different designs of your choosing and are not just limited to the expensive dies. It takes her longer to cut a full quilt with the Cricut than it does with the Accuquilt.
She has a Cricut Maker but I do not know what model # it is.
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Thanks for the information. I wasn't aware the machine needs stabilized fabric to cut well. It was first meant to cut paper so I can see where simply using quilting cotton would be an issue.
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Old 08-21-2021, 02:02 PM
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Thanks for asking that question, thrums. I've seen how well Accuquilt works and always wondered if and how Cricut would work on fabric.
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Old 08-22-2021, 04:34 PM
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Accuquilt will cut a single later at a time. You need to have the fabric very stiff. I use Terial Magic, and the fabric behaves like stiff paper. You can also stabilize with a fusible.
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Old 08-24-2021, 01:42 AM
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I have had the Cicut Maker now for over 1 year and love it for fabric. You have to use the wheel to cut fabric it is just like a rotary cutter and is very smooth. You do not have to always fuse a backing on.

To save the pink mat from threads and fuz and if I use felt I put down a layer of glad press and seal with the sticky side up. Works great.

Some fabric you have to cut from the back side like corduroy. Or if you are using sequined fabric.

This machine is really not intended for making tons of quilt squares at at time. I find it is best for appliqué pieces. Not to say you could not use it to cut out small squares but there are better and faster methods to use.
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Originally Posted by CanoePam View Post
Accuquilt will cut a single later at a time. You need to have the fabric very stiff. I use Terial Magic, and the fabric behaves like stiff paper. You can also stabilize with a fusible.
I have a MAJOR typo in this post. SilhouetteCameo will cut 1 layer of fabric. Accuquilt is completely different and will cut 6 layers of basic cotton or 4 layers of a cotton fused to an adhesive. I have both and I have used both.
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Old 08-26-2021, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by CanoePam View Post
Accuquilt will cut a single later at a time. You need to have the fabric very stiff. I use Terial Magic, and the fabric behaves like stiff paper. You can also stabilize with a fusible.
??? are you talking about the accuquilt or the Cricuit? I usually cut 4 layers with my accuquilt but I have cut 6 layers without problems. I usually press before....but seldom use best press. I have the regular GO
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Thanks for the info, I should have been more specific: I was wanting to use it for applique.

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm thinking the Cricut would cut only the outside border of an applique. I would have to use scissors to make any interior cuts such as in the letters O, P, B etc.
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