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Thread: Do you use your Cricut for quilting?

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    She has the Expression I have the smaller one

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    On both make sure you have a new mat and new blade to start.

    on the small one, I use, a slow speed, blade depth at 4 and pressure at high.

    On the expression, I use slow speed, blade depth 4 and pressure at medium.

    And I always take the paper off the heat-n-bond

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaineGirl76
    On both make sure you have a new mat and new blade to start.

    on the small one, I use, a slow speed, blade depth at 4 and pressure at high.

    On the expression, I use slow speed, blade depth 4 and pressure at medium.

    And I always take the paper off the heat-n-bond
    Thanks! And one more quick question... is that heat and Bond Light or the heavier stuff?

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    I use the heavier one. :) but a few of my friends use the lightweight one without any problems.

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    I watched a youtube video where she said to put the fabric down and tape the edges. Have you tried that or do you put the fabric up or down?

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    I put the fabric side up, I have never had any problems. The key is to have a sticky mat. I have never used tape on the edges. :)

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    Where do you get the best buy for the CriCut?

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    I got mine on sale at Joann's at Christmas for $99.00

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    If you want the small one it goes on sale for 99.00 all the time. Walmart has the big one for 289.00 but there several online places to buy it alot cheaper than that. :)

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    My Jo-Ann had the small one for $84 this week and the expression for $249. Now that's a low price :)

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    "Ok another question. In some of the Eleanor Burns videos she uses some kind of cutter for straight cuts. What is it?"

    I also would love to know the answer to this question.

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    I have the original (small) Cricut...hoping maybe Santa will bring me a larger one for Christmas! :wink: I bought it for quilting, I cut freezer paper and paper-backed fusible for applique with it. I have a nice collection of cartridges, but they are expensive. I also have Cricut Design Studio software that allows me to slightly alter the designs. You are not limited to the Cricut cartridges, there are programs (Make the Cut and Sure Cuts a Lot) that allow you to cut basically anything you want!

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    I have recently bought the cricut expression also. As much as I love my studio the dies for all the applica's and stuff would cost a fortune. I can even cut lettering with the cricut. They would cost a arm and two legs to buy for a studio. The best of two worlds lol.

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    Getting interesting.....

    So what Cricut is the recommended one if you're going to cut fabric?


    :)

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    They demonstrated the expression as the one to use on fabric. I do not know about the others. But the expression does work. Now to get the cake one Fingures don't like piping anymore either. lol

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    My aunt has the Cricut Expresions she swears buy it. She just bought the fabric blade for it to be able to cut fabrics, she also has the paper blade for scrapbooking. :)

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