I have eyed the Cricuit Makers from time to time, but having never seen how they work and given the cost of them have not taken the plunge. While visiting Brooke I did get a chance to observe how it worked and play with it a bit.
We had a chance to put it to work on a project Brooke will be making not only to post for the Cricut people, but it will also become a cute gift for her grandson.
This project has numerous fabric cuts along with two different stabilizers. Normally lots and lots of cutting of different sizes. Cricut did it in a very short time, plus numbered the pieces to go with the pattern and even provided registration marks for applying fusible stabilizers.
We also played with making a table runner that required three different rectangular cuts with multiples needed for each. A simple task of putting in the size and telling the computer to tell Cricuit how many you want. You can even save them to do more later.
Fun to watch the fabric go into the machine and the pieces come out all cut and ready to go.
I am still not convinced I need a Cricut, but do see the advantages they provide. Plus it was a ton of fun playing with it.