Last week Kathleen and I finally picked up one of our dream toys, a Silhouette Cameo.
I remember a few years back when the idea of the Silhouette Cameo was just coming out, thinking to myself, I wish that machine could cut more than vinyl and paper. I want to cut fabric on it. Well, now we can!
After we picked up our new Silhouette Cameo we came right back to the studio to try it out. I installed the software, which is super easy to navigate, and then I designed a simple little applique shape.
If you know me well, you know that I strongly dislike putting fusible in my quilts, so I tried my own little starch method and cut this shape out, the Silhouette Cameo did fantastic. I'm thinking I'll put together a little tutorial on how-to cut without using fusible.
So, here's what Kathleen and I are most excited about, over the next few weeks, when I find a few thousand extra hours, we're going to be converting all of our embroidery applique files to the Silhouette .SVG files, so anyone with a Silhouette machine, or any cutting machine can cut our embroidery applique files, this will make the process of embroidery applique so quick, and smooth! I'm so excited about this!
Oh, and what makes this process even more awesome, if you don't have an embroidery machine, but want to use our files to cut your own fabric, or paper, or vinyl you can!
Can you tell I'm really excited about this new venture?!?!