Off the top of my head..
These dies work
I don't like
quickutz - at all
boskut- it makes me angry i ever purchased. That was $80 down the drain
I dislike cutting craft felt.
The blend felts are perfect. Like the 80/20, 60/40 with wool and synthetic.
I get mine wholesale in the us and from the uk. My UK is lighter, thinner, softer so works well in layers and as band backing. National nonwovens felt is usually quite thick but still cuts easily and keeps shape well. Great for sewing details in.
I use the sizzix.Shame.. I only have the original machne!
I have used it for hmm.2 years to cut felt. Thouands of cuts. Never changed a pad, plate. still going strong!
be sure to scope out yardsales for dies. People think they're a thing of the past or give up scrap and sell cheap!