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Monday, January 21, 2019

Die Cutting Fabrics

Using the Cuttlebug for Fabric

I have a Cricut Cuttlebug that I often use for cutting shapes and embossing. It is a must-have in my studio when creating mixed media art pieces. However, I have never had much luck cutting fabric with Cricut dies. This past year, I became acquainted with the Accuquilt Go! cutter system and have toyed with buying it for those times that I want to be able to cut perfect fabric pieces. But I already have a Cuttlebug!



I did some research to figure out if Accuquilt dies would fit through my Cuttlebug (they won't) and stumbled upon Sizzix Bigz dies designed for cutting fabric (and all kinds of other materials, including chipboard). Everything I read said those dies would work in my Cuttlebug, so I decided to buy a couple and see how they worked. I purchased a 2 1/2 inch square die and a 4 1/2 inch triangle die. The video below demonstrates how well they worked.



I'm thrilled to find this solution. As an artist who is not a serious quilter (okay, I'm not a quilter at all -- I do not like to piece), this is an excellent solution. If you are a quilter who spends a lot of time cutting fabric for piecing, I think the Accuquilt cutters would be a much better solution since you'll get more options specifically designed for quilters. For the crafters and artists out there who need multi-tasking tools that can work for a variety materials, the Cuttlebug (or a Sizzix cutter) and Sizzix Bigz dies may be the perfect match.

Helpful Info

See Resources in the sidebar for a link to PersonalDieCutting . com's Sandwich Guide showing how to use different brands of dies in your Cuttlebug.

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