Monday, 24 March 2014

THE FREEZER PAPER DEBATE.

Hi crafters
Over the last few days at the NEC many people asked about using freezer paper on the back of fabric before putting it through the BSC.
So, I thought I would try it and give you my personal opinion.
I have ironed the paper on with a very hot dry iron and left it to cool. Then placed it fabric down on to the standard mat and putting the pressure on 5 and the standard blade on 5( this was with a new blade...you may have to play with this depending on the age of your blade) and speed on 5 it cut beautifully. There was a little fraying but I guess that would be on the seam allowance.
I cut all the shapes from one of the quilt blocks and a circle.
For more complex shapes I would absolutely recommend that you use Heat n Bond lite if you wish to see through it and ultra if not.
I hope that helps
Hugs
Melanie xxx

5 comments:

  1. Hi Melanie
    I met you yesterday at the NEC where you cut 2 fabric circles that made me smile!
    Thank you for doing the test with the freezer paper.
    I wondered if you would do the test again but this time with with the freezer paper down on the mat and fabric facing up?
    Many thanks
    Tracy

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  2. Hi Tracy
    I tried that but it puckered the fabric. It cut it but it was untidier than the other way round.x

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    1. Hi Melanie
      Many thanks for trying it - much appreciated.
      Tracy

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  3. Hi, me again, I've yet to try using my BSC with fabric but here's something else that I've made with mine, http://julie-rainbowdays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/framed-scan-n-cut.html

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  4. Mel, I've broken the fold out ruler on my beloved pink 12in Cutterpede. Have you any idea whether I can get a replacement? The original is attached with a screw, so I'm hoping I might be able to get a new one - mine has broken at the join where it bends.

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