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Old 07-21-2010, 07:41
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Default cutting fabric w/ sizzix - fraying?

i am hoping someone can give me a tip on what to put on the back of my fabric to stop it from fraying when using my sizzix. it doesnt happen on all my fabrics just some. i use a heavy duty iron on stabilizer. do i need to put it on felt first? if so - how? is it more likely to fray the more i use a particular die? shouldnt the die's last pretty long tho? help!
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:59
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Default Re: cutting fabric w/ sizzix - fraying?

There are quite a few threads on this and cricut cutting fabric, seems there are mixed reviews, some can get it to work on fabric, some not. Maybe it depends on the die and the fabric.

I have a sizzix, tried fabric w/stabilizer, and mine frayed too.

I 'think' I read somewhere on here that it might help to put a piece of paper either on one side or both sides of the fabric - you might try that...
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:05
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Default Re: cutting fabric w/ sizzix - fraying?

ditto to everything.

use a piece of computer paper on the cutting pad.

so your layers will look like this:

die
fabric
paper
cutting pad

it should help give you cleaner cuts

i also tried a stabilizer and it did nothing! the paper actually works!

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There are quite a few threads on this and cricut cutting fabric, seems there are mixed reviews, some can get it to work on fabric, some not. Maybe it depends on the die and the fabric.

I have a sizzix, tried fabric w/stabilizer, and mine frayed too.

I 'think' I read somewhere on here that it might help to put a piece of paper either on one side or both sides of the fabric - you might try that...
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:06
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Default Re: cutting fabric w/ sizzix - fraying?

wow, i would never have thought of that! thank you!!!
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:34
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Default Re: cutting fabric w/ sizzix - fraying?

how about using a little fray check ( and letting it dry) before you cut?
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Default Re: cutting fabric w/ sizzix - fraying?

yes i have thought of that but i have a sample order for a headband i make and its for 65 headbands so i dont want to have to fray check each flower. would add too much time! otherwise i love fray check!
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:29
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Default Re: cutting fabric w/ sizzix - fraying?

Yup. That's what I do. Also makes your dies last longer and you won't get fuzz building up in the nooks and crannies.

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ditto to everything.

use a piece of computer paper on the cutting pad.

so your layers will look like this:

die
fabric
paper
cutting pad

it should help give you cleaner cuts

i also tried a stabilizer and it did nothing! the paper actually works!
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