Silhouette Fabric Bundle Promotion (Affiliate) // Recently, I was given the opportunity to create something with Silhouette's Fabric tools, their Heat Transfer Fabric Interfacing and Fabric Cutting Blade. I was BLOWN AWAY at how well it worked. I decided to really put the Silhouette CAMEO to the test and cut a rather intricate image… The United States, with all of it's jagged coast line and Great Lakes and such. I knew it would be a bit of a challenge. But… With the Silhouette fabric tools, my CAMEO cut the fabric like it was butter…
I am working on a new gallery wall of sorts for my living room and I needed some graphic fabric art for the grouping. I was trying to figure out what to create and then I thought… We just moved smack dab to the middle of this great country, right into the heartland and I thought that would make a great piece. Here is how I made it…
- Fabric – three different colors
- Silhouette Heat Transfer Clean Cut Fabric Interfacing
- Silhouette Fabric Cutting Blade
- Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait
- Large quilting or embroidery hoop
I started my design in my Silhouette software. I found a great image of the United States of America in the Silhouette image store and a heart that would look perfect for this project.
I wanted to use a large quilting hoop so I made my image rather large. It was almost 12 inches across. You can decide what size you would like yours to be based off of your hoop selection. Next, you need iron your fabric and then add the Silhouette Fabric Interfacing according to the package directions.
For this project I used the Clean Cut version of Interfacing, but Silhouette also has a sewable interfacing as well.
Next, I placed the fabric on the Silhouette cutting mat and loaded it into my CAMEO and cut the design. You need to make sure you change out your blade for the fabric blade which is blue rather than black.
I was sooooo impressed with how the CAMEO cut through the fabric. Check out the lines on the image…
Aren't they amazing? Look at those intricate little cuts… Next you need to cut out the heart in your second color choice, making sure not to resize it. Once you have both pieces cut all you have to do is iron them onto the base fabric…
All that's left is to place the fabric into the quilting hoop and trim the edges and your finished!
I love how this turned out. I think I'm going to make them for my family and move the heart around based off of where they live. They will look so cute and are so quick and easy to make!!
Silhouette has a fabulous deal going on this week for their Fabric Tools, the Portrait and the CAMEO. Now would be a great time to either grab a machine or stock-up on all this fabric cutting goodness!!
I am also giving away a Silhouette Portrait…