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Old 02-26-2008, 02:13
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I was wondering what type of tools were used to cut out the felt flowers that go on the snap clips? I've tried a few hand held form cutters that I found in the scrapbooking section at Hobby Lobby, but they would not cut thru felt very well. Is there another tool out there that's more appropriate for Felt? Or, does eveyone just buy pre-cut felt forms??


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I think I've heard of some people running the die with the felt through the die cutter twice instead of just once. Have you tried it that way?
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I've used the Cricut cutters, and it was so hard! It would not cut all the way thru the fabric and I worked on it. They didn't seem sharp enough for felt. Maybe I was doing something wrong??!! I returned it already, thinking there was another tool for felt. Hmmmmm.... I just think those stacked felt flowers are so cute, I wanted to try making them too!
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I know people have used the Sizzix die cutter. I've used it to cut craft felt for quiet books. I know they have some cute shapes.... but it's not cheap!
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Sizzix, BigKick, Cuttlebug....their dies cuts felt! I hv the Sizzix machine and I hv QK, Bosskut, CB and Sizzix dies. I love the Sizzix and CB better but the QK does cuts on the 100% wool only. QK doesn't do good on blended or the cheapy felt. Sizzix and CB, cuts both kind of felts.. =)

I'm waiting onmore dies to come in..lol...hopefully tomorrow...
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Thank you, thank you! I will be looking into those. Do they sell them at most craft stores?
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Thank you, thank you! I will be looking into those. Do they sell them at most craft stores?

Michael's , I do know for sure. But, my Michael's sucks as they don't carry that much.. I got all mine online.. =)
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Joann's carries the Sizzix and just in the last month they had 2 specials where the sizzix and the dies were 40% off.
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I only handcut my designs, but I like the "I made it from scratch" thing. I like the look of die cuts, I just don't use them. I often wondered how people got such perfect looking copies.
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