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.

2 comments:

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

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

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