cutting fabric w/Cricut
Has anybody done this? Lauren, I think you have? I'm wanting to make some simple iron-on appliques. I bought the Heat 'n Bond stuff and have the fabric already...anything else I need? A special blade? What do I set my blade to? Any tips?!?!
I've been wondering this, too!! Also have the heat bond ready to go!
i have never done fabric...i have read about people doing it on the cricut mb's. i always wanted to try...i want to try felt at some point but that is thicker and might need a deep cut blade (and the fuzzies might get into the blade)
Okay, I think I'm gonna try it!
I searched youtube for heat n bond tutorials and ran across several cricut tutorials cutting fabric!
You set the pressure to 4 or 5 and the speed to slow (if I'm remembering correctly...need to watch again!) - and if you're cutting letters use the FLIP option.
I hand-cut this tonight (traced from a picture I printed online) and used the heat n bond - I think I'll try to stitch around it tomorrow if I feel like setting up the machine and remembering how to thread the bobbin. ;)
I think it turned out okay...needs some finishing touches!
That's cute, Candace! I didn't know that about the FLIP option - definitely would have screwed up there! :lol:
I need to get through Miles' birthday party tomorrow, and then I think I'll try it this week. I got "heavy" heat 'n bond (I think it was called heavy?!) so I don't need to stitch around it.
Okay, I cut some letters from fabric!
And I did not need to use the flip option...just beware of which way you will be placing the letters...
I went ahead and cut a piece of fabric and then a piece of heat n bond about the size of my cricut mat (everything I was going to cut was the same fabric)
I ironed the h n b to the BACK of my fabric (textured side against fabric...paper side up)
I pulled the paper off the fabric and adhered it to the cricut mat
Then cut my letters! It didn't work perfectly, but I really think my blade is really dull, and I think I should have lowered the speed all the way to slow
I'll try to post pics...
Can you cut both things at once, or do you have to cut them seperately?
So at first I just cut the fabric and the h n b into a rectangle with my scissors.
Then ironed the h n b to the fabric and peeled the paper off, which gave me one piece. When I peeled the paper off, the back of the fabric was a little sticky and helped it stck to the mat better.
Also, I would not recommend using any intricate design into the fabric.
I didn't finish the project yet, but here are the letters I cut. Sorry crappy pic!
Very cute! Oh no, one more thing that I want to try now ;)