I have been back and forward on whether I should get a Silhouette for the past few years. I sold my Cricut so I could but then, for some reason or another, I just haven't taken the plunge.
Ladies who have one, can you convince me I'll make use of a Silhouette?
I have it in my head that I will use it mostly for scrapbooking but will it be any good for quilting/appliqué? And other general crafts?
What do you use yours for the most?
And do you recommend it?
I don't scrapbook, but are some examples of what I have done with mine:
Made a shirt (using vinyl as a template):
And I have done SO MUCH more. I know you're supposed to be able to cut fabric with the machine, I just haven't done it yet, but I know others have. But to cut fabric, it must have interfacing on it to stiffen it up.
If you want more ideas, I'm always available to help. I can also link you to some really helpful facebook groups, too. I learned a LOT from them.
I've never heard of this before, but I am officially excited about it and I haven't even googled!!! Looks like it can make some amazing things,
For those who own/use, is it difficult to learn?
Not at all! The software it comes with is easy to use, the machine is also easy to use. I use Adobe Illustrator to design in because I'm used to it, but if you aren't a designer, all of their store designs are only 99¢!!!
Wow! So many pretty projects on here! And I am excited to see that you can use adobe illustrator to design things to cut out. DH is very into that sort of thing... he actually helped me design our wedding invites on it. He thought it was pretty cool that you can use it for designs on the cameo.I think I will probably end up with one it is just a question of when.
I love my Cameo- I got rid of my Cricut Explore because Provocraft is horrid, truly a disgusting company. My Silhouette is way better. I use it for all sorts of things, to cut freezer paper stencils to use while sunpainting fabric (which I then make things with, including quilted things), cheap vinyl that I adhere to screens for screen printing, stamps (they sell stamping material with a special mat), vinyl to mask off areas I don't want to paint on wood projects, sheet magnets, cardstock to decorate the kids' rooms during the seasons/holidays, heat transfer vinyl for knitwear I've sewn, cardstock for gift cards/boxes/bags/tags for all the birthdays and teacher gift events. You can definitely use it to cut fabric, but, it needs to be interfaced to cut cleanly. Fine for applique work!
Post by SassyPants150 on Jan 27, 2015 23:15:39 GMT -5
I love my cameo! I haven't done nearly what I thought I would yet. I have mostly made vinyl stencils for canvas subway art quotes and vinyl car stickers. Another hit have been my tailgating boxes decked out in team colors. Some of you ladies have some beautiful projects here!
If you're going to do fondant, you want to only use your machine for that. I don't know about what machine you asked about in particular and I'm sure you could google it, I just know that cricut made one *just* for cakes and you had to use food-grade supplies. You don't want adhesive and bits of paper ending up in your cake.
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