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SEWING TECHNIQUES PART 3 – Cutting Fabric with your Cricut

Published April 4, 2012 by MisMandie

I admit it, I have seen several sites that claim it can be done, but was still scared to try it…I worried I’d ruin my beautiful fabric, worried I would mess up my machine…Worry Worry Worry….. but I finally got the courage to try it out tonight and —- IT WORKS!!!!

What you will need:

What to do:

  • Apply the heat and bond to your fabric as per instructions on the package (mine was just iron on with med heat- Very simple)
  • Cut the fabric down to the size you need making sure it will fit on your Cricut cutting mat and place on the mat and load your machine and cut as you would with paper.
  • Now just attach to your project by ironing on.  If you used the light version then you can machine sew the applique for a decorative effect if you used the heavy then DO NOT use your sewing machine as I am told it will gum up the needle and bobbin housing!

Settings I used:

  • Speed:Min
  • Pressure: Med
  • Blade Dept: 6
  • Multi Cut: 3

Felt Board – Number Practice (Part 2)

Published February 24, 2012 by MisMandie

What you will need:

  • 1 Full Sheet of Felt for backdrop
  • Additional Felt For body and legs
  • Fabric Paint
  • Fabric Glue
  • Google eyes (optional)
  • Buttons/Gems for establishments (Optional)

You can either use fabric paint, sew on Buttons, or (as I did) Fabric Glue and gems to add the counting items on each leg.  Then using Fabric Paint Write on the numbers above where each leg should go.

Please beware of choking hazards depending on the age and maturity of your child! 

Felt Board – Number Practice (Part 1)

Published February 13, 2012 by MisMandie

Cut simple shapes out of felt for each number. I chose to match the colors as my daughter is still in the early stages of learning them, but if you want more of a challenge you can mix the colors of shapes and numbers all up so it won’t be so obvious.

Felt sticks to felt, so that is really all you have to do!

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