I have been so bad lately about posting my projects. With everything going on I have had little time to craft. But I do find the time lol.
My husband and I were shopping at a fabric store for a project (a gift for family) and I found a jersey fabric that was going to work perfectly. The only problem was my Cricut would not be able to cut through it...I thought I was doomed. Then my wonderful engineer of a husband suggested I use the markers that take the place of the Cricut blade.
I looked at him with quite confusion, how would that solve my cutting problem? He laughed and said "couldn't you just draw the design you want on the paper backing of the Heat n' Bond?"
Stunned that he knew what Heat n' Bond was and that it had a paper backing, I looked at him and said "You saved me! That is a perfect idea!"
And what a great idea that was! It worked perfectly!
With the fabric face down and paper backing still in place, I mirrored my phrase and let the Cricut draw away!
Of course there still was the task of cutting it all out by hand...which wasn't as painful as watching your beautiful fabric get all bunched up and ruined.
I was using a fairly new blade in my craft knife and they are a bunch cheaper than getting the blades for the Cricut. It was easy enough to cut through since the Heat n' Bond gives the fabric some rigidity.
I also didn't have to worry about the stickiness of my mat since the marker just floated on top and didn't disrupt anything. Which is a huge bonus!
I would love to show you the finished products but the family members they were made for, follow this blog. I will post the pictures of these as soon as I can! Thanks for viewing and hope this helps people that would love to cut fabric with their Cricut but hate the frustration that follows, people like me. :)