Tuesday, May 29, 2018


My friend Brooke at Silly Mama Quilts was lucky to receive a Cricut Maker.  She will be doing a number of posts on her blog over the next few weeks and months showing all the wonderful things it can do for quilters and crafters.  
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. 


  1. I can't decide if I want a Cricut either, (need one?) they certainly make nice projects but the price puts me off.

  2. Good Morning,
    I've been on the fence about one as well. I'm not quite convinced yet but thank you for sharing the info! I'll check out Brooke's website, too. Maybe she will turn the tide for me!
    Happy Tuesday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Brooke at Silly Mama Quilts did a post on Wednesday all about the Cricut.

  4. always fun when you come to visit!

  5. This is interesting, I haven't stumbled across these here in NZ. Thanks for sharing with 'sew stitch snap SHARE'

  6. I have a Silhouette machine, and use it to cut intricate items, or multiples of the same shape. It certainly can be a time saver, but is an investment. You might find my post, Choosing a Die-cutting Machine helpful in deciding. http://www.quiltfabrication.com/2017/06/choosing-die-cutting-machine.html. Certainly gives some thoughts to consider regarding buying.

  7. That's great to be able to do a test drive and see how it works.
    I stopped in from Linda's SewStitchSnapShare, to see what you've
    been working on.

  8. I've often wondered about the Cricut and if it was something I needed. When I was scrapbooking it would have been fantastic to have. I quit doing that about 9 years ago though, and wasn't sure it would really be something I needed now. After reading your post, I can see the benefits it would give to a sewist/quilter. Like you, I'm not convinced (yet) that it's something I need now, but it is interesting to see what it can do for quilting!

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