The New Cricut Maker – Part I

This is part one of a two part post, stay tuned for my project reveal!

Last fall while exhibiting at International Quilt Market, I zipped by Cricut's booth display and had to take a second look. I whirled around when I saw this magnificent machine, cutting all sorts of materials I didn't think was possible with a cutting machine: leather, thick felt, balsa wood, chipboard, sequined fabric and even that super soft 'furry' fabric that can be difficult to handle. I had the honor of getting a complete demonstration of how the all new Cricut Maker works, and let me tell you: it's sensational!

Here's why I fell in love: the Maker comes with a rotary blade that cuts fabric for just about any sewing project – without backing material. With its gliding, rolling action, the rotary blade cuts through virtually any material (literally hundreds) quickly and accurately. And their all new Knife Blade even cuts through thicker materials like chipboard and balsa wood with ease.

My next favorite feature is that the Cricut Maker automatically detects the thickness of the materiel it's cutting, so there's no more guesswork in figuring out the blade depth. Hello!

I have several projects already planned, the first of which I'll be sharing with you next week, so stay tuned!

Tell me: what would YOU make with the Cricut Maker?

This post is sponsored by Cricut, who asked me to give an honest review of the Maker. It also contains affiliate links.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and purely mine.

 

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  • I am wanting very much, to make an applique quilt! I have a pattern for the quilt, and the blocks. I’d love to learn how to scan in the applique block pattern pieces, then cut them with my Cricut Maker!