I forgot to tell you that my awesome, fabulous, hunk of a hubby gave me a Silhouette for Christmas?!
Yep. He sure did. The poor thing sat in the box for two whole weeks while I got back on my feet after the Christmas Illness of 2010, but as soon as I got it out of the box and plugged it in, I was smitten! And yesterday I decided to try to cut out a few appliques with it. Guess what? It worked like a charm!
Note: Silhouette claims that they do not recommend using their machine to cut fabric. However, I do! So here is how I did it:
Put Heat n Bond on the fabric like usual. (or Wonder Under…Follow the directions on the roll.) Then, I cut the fabric in an 8in x 11in rectangle.
Can you believe it?! I could have NEVER cut that flower by hand! And it only took me a few minutes from start to finish! MUCH faster! Now that’s it is so quick and easy, I just have to fight the urge to applique everything I own!
We have such a wonderful Lord! He is so good to us!