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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cutting Fabric with the Cricut

Its Liz from http://lizziesworldofcrafting.blogspot.com/.  I was asked to teach a group of ladies how to cut fabric with the cricut and thought that would be a good project for my post this month.

Its a lot of fun and the ladies loved it.

Items needed:

Cricut machine
A relatively sticky mat (it doesn’t have to be brand new)
100% cotton fabric
cartridge of your use
heat and bond
iron and ironing board


1.      Put your fabric right side down on the ironing board
2.     Cut heat and bond to fit fabric and iron it onto the fabric (make sure you are ironing on the paper side of the heat and bond
3.     Remove the paper from the heat and bond and you will have a shiny side of your fabric

4.     Shiny side of fabric down on the mat
5.     Use a brayer to make sure that the fabric sticks really well.
6.     Load your paper
7.     Choose your image
8.     Use the following settings:  Blade on 4; low speed; maximum pressure
9.     Hit cut
10.   Remove the cut from the mat and it is ready to iron or glue onto your project!

Here is the finished project using the storybook cartridge set at 4"!

Have a sparkling day!


  1. Thanks for the tutorial, this is something on my list to do "someday".

  2. Thank you sow much for these steps I have often thought of trying to cut fabric but have not yet. Great simple steps.

  3. This is neat! I have never cut fabric before with the Cricut, but you make it look so easy! TFS

  4. Thanks for the tutorial! Definitely going to try this sometime.

  5. Wow!!! I have been wanting a tutorial on this!!! I have only cut with that Avery printable fabric but was wanting a little info on using regular fabrics. Thanks for this great tut!!

  6. I am glad everyone is finding this post helpful! :)

  7. Very cool. I've never thought about cutting fabric with my Cricut, but this could come in handy. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thanks for the great tutorial. I am now adding cutting fabric with the Cricut to my list of things to try!

  9. Thank you for the detailed tutorial!! As others have said, I also want to give this a try!!

  10. Thank you for the tutorial. I had no idea how simple it was - but look how elegant it came out!

  11. Thanks for the tutorial, great job! your project looks so elegant!


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