Silhouette CAMEO, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
All of you know I love my CAMEO for many reasons. It obviously cuts paper. It sketches. It makes stencils. It makes stickers. Heck, I can even make temporary tattoos for my kids! (Do you know how important that feature is on rainy days in the summer???)
But I also love where my CAMEO has taken my sewing. Yes…sewing.
Since the CAMEO can cut fabric, as well as interfacing, machine applique has quickly moved (back) to the top of my “favorite crafty techniques” list.
And just think about the precision with which you can now cut these applique shapes, or really any shape that you’d like to piece!
See? Another reason to love it!
Have some patience and be sure to do a few test cuts to get just the right pressure / speed combination. If not, your fabric edge will look frayed…not what you want!
And here’s my biggest tip… Just like our scissors, the blades on the CAMEO can become dull after cutting paper. And, just like our scissors, it makes sense to set aside one blade for cutting paper, and another for cutting fabric. You’ll see you get sharper, crisper cuts all around! Silhouette makes it easy to keep track of which blade is meant for which medium by making the fabric blade that beautiful, bright blue!
Nikki, In Stitches
PS…You can take a peek at my Silhouette projects and tutorials here to get an even better idea of all the crafty places it can take you!