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Crusoe Wed 25-Jan-17 12:23:45

Does anyone have a die cutting machine?
Can you recommend one to me or give me an idea of what to look for?
I want to use it for felt but I don't really understand what I'm looking for.
If anyone can offer any advice I would be really grateful.

SkyeCoo Fri 27-Jan-17 13:35:41

I have a sizzix bigshot plus. I do papercraft and patchwork so went for the sizzix as it has a range of dies suitable for both paper/card and fabric and you can also adapt other makes of dies to work with it.

alianangel Fri 27-Jan-17 16:09:32

I have a Sizzix Bigshot Plus too - it comes with adaptors so you can use different makes of dies. I use a lot of the thicker Sizzix dies for cutting felt and they give a very nice clean edge.

Crusoe Wed 01-Feb-17 09:56:06

Thank-you both, I will take a look at the Sizzix Bigshot! X

Maximummonkey Sat 04-Feb-17 09:45:17

Another one with the Sissix big shot plus, my husband bought it for me for Christmas, so have not had it for long but I love it.
Quick question for those who cut fabric with theirs? Can you only use the deep dies in the block for fabric? Thanks

SkyeCoo Sat 04-Feb-17 22:57:52

Sorry Max, I'm a bit confused by what you're asking. Do you mean can you use the dies designed for fabric to cut other materials? If so, then yes, they'd be fine for paper, card etc. If you're asking if you can use the dies designed for papercraft for fabric, I don't know, I've never tried. It's possible some could be used on a very thin cotton perhaps but I think it'd be safer to stick to dies designed for fabric.

Maximummonkey Sun 05-Feb-17 14:57:50

Thank you Skye, I wasn't sure if I would damage the paper craft dies with fabric, I may give it a try with one piece of thin cotton fabric.

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