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Fabric Home Decor

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I don’t know about you, but I look forward to Tuesdays. What’s not to love about getting a brand new design each week for free?! This week I’m combining three of my favorite things: fabric, my CAMEO, and the free design of the week to make this fabric banner. If you’ve ever wondered how to cut fabric with your Portrait, CAMEO, or Curio you’ll want to follow along.

 

What you’ll need:

  • fabric banner
  • fabric
  • fabric blade
  • clean cut fusible fabric stabilizer
  • scissors

 

Step One

Cut a piece of stabilizer that’s larger than the design and a piece of fabric that’s larger than the stabilizer. The stabilizer has a bumpy side and a smooth paper like side. Iron the pieces together with the wrong side of the fabric facing the bumpy side of the stabilizer.

Free Design Of The Week: Clean House Fabric Banner | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

Step Two

Let it cool and then trim around the fabric so it’s the same size as the piece of stabilizer. Peel the paper like liner from the stabilizer off the fabric.

Free Design Of The Week: Clean House Fabric Banner | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

Step Three

Place the fabric on your cutting mat with the right side facing up. Avoid placing it under the rollers so it doesn’t bunch up while cutting. I highly recommend the 12 in. x 24 in. cutting mat if you plan to cut fabric with your CAMEO. I love having so much cutting space!

Free Design Of The Week: Clean House Fabric Banner | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

Step Four

Cut out the design. Don’t forget to use your fabric blade to get a clean cut.

Free Design Of The Week: Clean House Fabric Banner | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

Step Five

Arrange the design on the fabric banner and iron it down. I found it easier to iron the main pieces first and then add the small pieces that go inside the letters.

Free Design Of The Week: Clean House Fabric Banner | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

I couldn’t agree more, a clean house truly is a happy house. The banner serves as a nice reminder to keep it clean, and it’s such a fun way to display a piece of fabric I adore.

Free Design Of The Week: Clean House Fabric Banner | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

Free Design Of The Week: Clean House Fabric Banner | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

Analisa

Hi there, I’m Analisa! I love to travel and explore new places along with my husband and son. When we’re not on the go I’m happily crafting. I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I collected every craft kit I could get my hands on. Not much has changed. I love my Silhouette because it such a versatile instrument for creating. I can stencil fabric with one project, then create stickers for my son with the next. I love experimenting with all it can do.

Designs Used:

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®

Silhouette fabric blade

CAMEO 12 in. x 24 in. cutting mat

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5 comments

  1. What a beautiful piece!

  2. This is so so cute! Great job 🙂

  3. Nice little project! What were your settings (Blade, Speed, and Thickness) for cutting your fabric? Did you select Fabric, Like cotton prints?

    I have been unsuccessful in consistently cutting fabric shapes, and I REALLY want to get this down!!

    Thanks,
    Waynna

  4. Thanks ladies!

    Waynna, I used the cotton setting for this one. Generally the cotton setting works for thinner fabrics and the canvas setting for thicker fabrics. Since fabrics can behave differently I use these presets as a starting guide. Sometimes I have to increase the blade depth to get the cut I need.

    I’ve had good results using fabric that is 100% cotton. If a fabric is fussy to sew with (slick, stretchy, etc) it’s usually fussy to cut. It can be done it just takes more patience.

    Make sure you’re using a dedicated blade just for fabric though. If you’re still having trouble, a fresh blade can make a big difference.

    Hope that helps Waynna!

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