Cutting Fabric with Silhouette Cameo


Finally a blog post and a Silhouette Cameo one at that. I made this quilt a while ago but I wanted to show you how it easy it was to cut fabric with the Silhouette Cameo. I will admit I was a bit skeptically that it would cut all the way through the fabric but it did wonderfully.04.25.13 baby's life quilt (5 of 1)

These are the basic steps to get your Silhouette Cameo to cut fabric:
1) Iron on interface to the back of your fabric
2) Place your fabric with the ironed interface onto your cutting mat, peel away backing
3) Change the setting on Silhouette Studio to fabric, and change the blade
4) Cut away just like it was paper

The letters are appliqued using the Silhouette Sewable Fabric Interfacing. The interfacing comes in a giant sheet that you cut away as much as you need. Iron this onto the back of your fabric. Note: On the back of the instructions it says that you should cut the interface to be longer than the your fabric but don’t do this. It just gums up your iron. By the end I just cut the interface to be slightly smaller than the fabric.

baby quilt

Silhouette Cameo cut the fabric very nicely. I also put in a new blade in before I starting to cut. I wanted to ensure that the blade would cut on the first time.

If you are looking for details on how to make this quilt, you can find it here.

Studio Calico – Front Row Card Kit

And here it is the February card kit from Studio Calico – Front Row. I was on a roll. I made all 6 cards in one afternoon. I love being able to sit down and make all the cards in one kit. Now I just need to figure out what to do with my left over scraps.

02.26.13 SC Front Row

In a couple of days Studio Calico will be releasing their March kits. Stay tuned!

Studio Calico – 34 Street Card Kit

I am a wee bit late sharing the December card kit from Studio Calico. But better late than never.

These were made from the main card kit called the 34th Street. I did add a few supplies from the previous month’s card kit. I love how you can still use the left overs for the new month.

01.28.13 ST card kitNext week I will be posting my January’s kit. Just in time for the February kit that was just released.


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Happy New Year!!!

I kind of fell off the blogging wagon last year. December was crazy busy. I decided the last minute that I was going to make a quilt for my new little nephew. After finishing up with my first quilting course and completing my first quilt. I will be sharing the quilt for my nephew in another blog post. But in the mean time here is my first quilt.
First Quilt
A lot of blood sweat and tears went into this quilt. I can’t stress how much I learned. I know there is a steep learning curve for since I knew nothing to start. But I love that I am applying the knowledge to other fabric projects that I did like the one posted here and for the baby quilt that I made (will post later). I also like the supplies that I picked for the class like the rotatory cutter. Hopefully I will use these more in the futures.
I wish all of you the best in 2013!

Studio Calico Sock Hop Card Kit

So it has been a long while since I have made a card. But a couple of weekends ago I sat down and make 8 cards. I was so excited when my Studio Calico card kit came in the mail. This was my first kit and I love it. I love how everything is co-coordinating and you get embellishments and even stamps. I love it because I don’t think I would have purchased these items but it all comes together. It was a nice challenge to use up as much product in the kit.

I present to you some of the cards that I created…

If you are still interested I believe you can still get the card kit I used here, Sock Hop. And you can even start your own card kit subscriptions as well.