Thursday, February 26, 2015

My new toy - Silhouette Cameo

Before Christmas I purchased a Silhouette Cameo cutter.  Last week I finally got it out of the box.  I spent almost no time on the "basic" operation, but moved immediately to importing my own files to cut.  I purchased a pattern that uses Go dies but also gives you the forms in case you don't have a cutter.  I scanned this page, imported it to the Cameo, and created the pieces to cut.  I did copy and paste so that I had the number of pieces needed for the pattern.  You Tube was helpful in figuring out how to do this.

I did run in to a few problems, but overall I'm excited that I could make this work.  This opens up more options to combine with my Babylock Destiny.  I'll keep you posted as I learn more.

What you are seeing is the fusible side of my fabric.
I learned the hard way to cut "fabric side up".  The
fabric left a lot of residue on the cutting mat and
decreased the stickiness.  I had trouble with the
last pages through not sticking and getting messed up.
Thanks for checking in.


  1. Awesome. I'm glad you are playing with it and using it. Are you planning on getting a long arm now? :)

  2. Wow, I have no idea how you did this, but is very cool!