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Old 03-05-2014, 08:18 PM
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Does anyone have a Silhouette Cameo Cutter? I have one ordered to use to cut fabric for appliques. I was wondering if anyone has one and what you think about it.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:40 AM
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My husband got me one for Christmas. He was thinking I could use it in my quilting. So far, I've not use it for quilting but am learning how to use the program. My daughter is getting married in May so I am going to use it for making some of the decorations. I think it will work fine for appliques.
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I love my Cameo. I use it for cutting applique shapes for machine embroidery designs. I made a Happy Daisy quilt after seeing one here on the board. I applied Heat N Bond Lite to the back of the fabric before cutting it. I created the embroidery design from the single leaf shape. Here is a great tutorial on how to get the machine embroidery design shape into the Cameo
http://terrijohnsoncreates.com/2012/...lique-designs/
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Don't have one but I am getting the scan n cut by brother. I hear it is a little better for fabric than the cameo, but it does cost more, but also has quilt block pieces built into the machine. I haven't purchased mine yet, but I am very excvited to get one
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Originally Posted by Lori B. View Post
My husband got me one for Christmas. He was thinking I could use it in my quilting. So far, I've not use it for quilting but am learning how to use the program. My daughter is getting married in May so I am going to use it for making some of the decorations. I think it will work fine for appliques.
Wow, thanks for sharing this! I have a cameo, but have only used it for paper projects so far. I'll definitely be trying fabric now!
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Thanks alikigirl for the info. I can't wait for mine to come.

Kristi.G, There are a lot of you tube video to show the shilhouette cameo cutting fabric.
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I have the silhouette sd. I love it but haven't used it for fabric very much. I've seen a lot of tutorials here:
http://www.underacherrytree.com
they're for paper but they can show you how to use the software.
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I quoted the wrong post. Oops. I was actually responding to the one with the tutorial for using the software to create a cutting outline for matching appliques pieces. But thanks!
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The Silhouette and Brother look like a great idea, I'm hoping the prices come down soon.
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The cameo goes on sale at amazon from time to time. Sometimes quite a bit. I think it was around $185 last holiday season. The brother is brand new so the most I've seen it discounted so far is $10 off.

I think I'm going to save for the klick and kut zing air. It's wireless and can cut fabric and also heavy cardboard.
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