Over the last few days at the NEC many people asked about using freezer paper on the back of fabric before putting it through the BSC.
So, I thought I would try it and give you my personal opinion.
I have ironed the paper on with a very hot dry iron and left it to cool. Then placed it fabric down on to the standard mat and putting the pressure on 5 and the standard blade on 5( this was with a new blade...you may have to play with this depending on the age of your blade) and speed on 5 it cut beautifully. There was a little fraying but I guess that would be on the seam allowance.
I cut all the shapes from one of the quilt blocks and a circle.
For more complex shapes I would absolutely recommend that you use Heat n Bond lite if you wish to see through it and ultra if not.
I hope that helps
I met you yesterday at the NEC where you cut 2 fabric circles that made me smile!
Thank you for doing the test with the freezer paper.
I wondered if you would do the test again but this time with with the freezer paper down on the mat and fabric facing up?
I tried that but it puckered the fabric. It cut it but it was untidier than the other way round.x
Many thanks for trying it - much appreciated.
Hi, me again, I've yet to try using my BSC with fabric but here's something else that I've made with mine, http://julie-rainbowdays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/framed-scan-n-cut.htmlReplyDelete
Mel, I've broken the fold out ruler on my beloved pink 12in Cutterpede. Have you any idea whether I can get a replacement? The original is attached with a screw, so I'm hoping I might be able to get a new one - mine has broken at the join where it bends.ReplyDelete
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