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.


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!

Fabric Projects

So last month I show cased some of the crochet project I was working on. But along with the knitting and the crocheting I have also started a quilting class with my friend Sandy. I am actually surprised at how much I am enjoying the class. I have learned so much.

This is what my quilt looks like so far. I just need to add the binding and finish the quilting portion of it. The green flowers on the right is what the back of the quilt will look like. I was trying to go for a more funky kind of vibe.

I also recently ordered some beautiful fabrics online. Some of it was the chevron pattern by Blake Riley. I saw this post on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to make it. So I made it exactly the way they did. I thought it was perfect so why change it. And this is the way mine turned out.

My plan is to recreate this with leather. I think it would like super cute as a leather clutch. So I have some red and black leather to test it out. So many project I have rolling around in my head.