The Cricut Maker Machine

I’ve had some time in the past month to get to know my Cricut Maker Machine and I’m so excited to share it with you! The Maker Machine is magical and I’ve loved playing with it.

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I’ve wanted to get my hands on this machine since the day they released it! The revolutionary Cricut Maker brings tools into the home that have never before been accessible. The blades for this machine set it apart. Let me tell you about my favorite blades and features.

Fine-Point Blade

This is the blade I use the most! The Fine-Point blade is for thinner materials and has the power to make the most intricate cuts you can dream up. I’ve used it a ton for cardstock, vinyl, and iron-on. It’s perfect for adding iron-on shirt designs or designing a banner for your home.

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I’ve been loving the iron-on for my kids. My tip is to buy these cheap kid shirts at Walmart and just go crazy. They are $2-3, come in lots of colors, and make quick and cute tops to complete an outfit or pajama set.

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I’ve also been loving the metallic vinyl. I used it for a Christmas project last year and was really happy with the result. I made these cute plates to hold the cookies and snacks for Santa and his Reindeer. Adorable right?

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The Rotary Blade

This blade is a game changer! The Rotary Blade glides, roles, and can cut through pretty much any fabric! I haven’t tested all the fabrics in the world yet, but I’m pretty sure it’s up to the challenge. I’m so excited to be able to cut through any fabric, without having to apply a backing material first. Imagine all the possibilities!

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One thing I love to use this blade for is applique pillows. I made these cute Valentines pillows with my Cricut Maker, and I love how they turned out. The rotary blade cut through my Twill fabric like butter.

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Knife Blade

The knife blade is perfect for cutting through thicker materials like balsa wood. I was instantly excited about wooden gift tags when I learned about this blade. I can’t wait to test it out. (Expected release in 2018)

EasyPress

β€œIron-on success in 60 seconds or less”

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I think I love the EasyPress tool as much as I love my Maker Machine. Most sewists can relate to loving a good iron right?! The EasyPress is the most even heating iron I’ve ever used. If you’ve tried iron-on decals in the past, and couldn’t get them to be durable in the washer or dryer, this is your game changer. The EasyPress eliminates the guess work and even comes with a built in timer, so your designs will last — wash after wash. I’m continually amazed by this tool!

BrightPad

The Cricut BrightPad is a versatile lightbox. Using LED lights, it illuminates hard-to-see cut lines in vinyl and iron-on, making weeding SO much easier. It’s also super durable and can be used to trace through many different types of paper.

Design Space & Simplicity Patterns

You can now access over 200 Simplicity patterns through Cricut’s Design Space. Do you realize what this means?! Less time cutting, more time sewing. Praise!! I’m so excited to explore the library more and test out these patterns.

Design Space also has countless inspiration and projects to get you started. I also use Design Space to create custom designs, which has worked really well. The interface is easy to use and I’ve been really happy with the program so far.

Pens

Another cool product for this machine, is the pen. You know those super cute hand-lettered signs you see all around Pinterest? Yup, this bad boy can handle that. It also can use a washable fabric pen to improve your sewing experience.

Overall I’ve loved my new Cricut Maker and the fun it adds to my sewing world. If you have any questions, or you’re interested in downloading any of my custom designs let me know below in the comments section and I’ll do what I can do help you out!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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