It’s time for an update on my first quilt!
This week I got all my pieces cut out and ironed. I had some question about how I cut out my quilt pieces using my Cricut Maker, so I thought I would share all the details here. Follow along with me, and I’ll show you my process and how easy it was.
The Cricut Maker has a rotary blade that can cut cotton fabrics like butter! This blade can cut tons of fabric types, and had no problem maneuvering around this quilting cotton.
The fabric you’re seeing on my machine, is the Riley Blake Forget Me Not quilt kit, and the pattern I’m using for this baby blanket is the Trendy Triangles quilt pattern. I’m convinced this combination was a match made in heaven, and I’m so excited to see this beauty come to life.
If you haven’t picked out a quilt pattern or quilt kit, you can learn more about that process in my previous blog post – HERE. Cricut and Riley Blake have teamed up to bring these fabric and patterns to us. They are so fun, go take a look.
Once you have purchased the quilt pattern in design space, you’re ready to move forward and start cutting out your pieces.
Cutting with Cricut Maker
- Load your fabric onto the cutting mats. Design space will tell you which fabrics to load first. Most of the fabric cuts already come 12inches wide, so all you do is lay them on the mat and you’re ready to go.
- Let the extra fabric hang off the cutting mat.
- Follow the prompts in design space to continue loading and cutting each fabric.
- Remove the fabric carefully from the mats. Some fabrics tend to fray a little bit if you take them off too roughly. Don’t worry too much about this, just keep that in mind.
- You’re done! So simple.
It feels magical to look at this beautiful pile of triangles and know that I didn’t cut one of them! I was really pleased with how easy my Cricut Maker made the cutting process.
Having the cut process over is a relief and is making me excited for the next steps. Next up I’ll be piecing the quilt top together! Wish me luck. Thanks for following along.
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