Hello friends, are you planning to create a masterpiece out of the leftover fabric with the help of your Cricut machine? But, you’re confused that whether the Cricut blade would work on certain fabrics or not? Or would it give you precise cuts or not? If this is all that you are looking for, then my friend, need not to worry because all of your queries are soon to be answered in this blog.
What Cricut Blade Cuts Fabric?
The Cricut rotatory blade is often used to cut fabric but, the Cricut bonded fabric blade + housing is known to be the best blade to cut fabric.
The bonded fabric blade is produced using premium German carbide steel and extraordinarily intended to make unpredictable cuts with your Cricut Maker machine.
How Many Types Of Cricut Blades Are There?
There are about six (6) distinct sorts of Cricut cutting blades,
- premium fine point blade
- deep point blade
- bonded fabric blade
- rotary blade
- knife blade
- scoring wheel.
These blades work with Cricut Maker, yet just three (3) work with the Explore family. How about we view every one of them in detail.
The Premium Fine Point Blade is the blade that accompanies your Cricut machine when you buy it. It’s viable with both the Maker and Explore Cricut machines.
The Premium Fine Point Blade is known to be the most flexible blade out of all Cricut blades. It can cut an immense assortment of dainty and thick materials like vellum, cardstock, vinyl, artificial calfskin, and some other light-medium weight material.
The Deep Point Blade may appear to be much like Premium Fine Point Blade. Be that as it may, they have a significant number of contrasts between them.
The Deep Point Blade is made out of stronger steel with a more extreme edge of 60 degrees that makes it amazingly solid to work with. It performs complex or detailed cuts on thicker materials like a magnet, chipboard, stamp material, thick cardstock, hardened felt, froth sheets, cardboard, and a few textures.
A Bonded Fabric Blade is manufactured in such a way that it can precisely cut fabric. This blade’s thought is to have something exclusively for fabric so you wouldn’t utilize your fabric scissors for cutting paper and other stuff. The Bonded Fabric Blade can be used with both the Cricut Maker and Explore machines.
As the name proposes, the Rotary Blade resembles a smaller than expected revolving cutter that is mainly intended for the Cricut Maker to cut the fabric just like the fabric bonded blade. But the main difference between the two blades is that the rotary blade allows you to pierce through all sorts of fabric, be it delicate or thick such as chiffon, tulle, denim, organza, corduroy, etc. The rotary blade is only utilized with the Cricut Maker.
The Knife Blade is intended to cut thick materials such as Balsa Wood, Basswood, Chipboard and, Matboard that is about 2mm thick.
When utilizing the Knife Blade, one thing to remember is to move the star wheels right to one side consistently so it doesn’t leave blemishes on your project. The Knife Blade works with the Cricut Maker and not the Cricut Explorer.
The Cricut Scoring Wheel is ideal for crafters who do heaps of paper crafting and other heavy paper crafting projects. It intends to apply 10 times more weight contrasted with the scoring stylus. The scoring wheel works with the Cricut Maker and not the Explorer.Â
What To Do If My Blade Loses Its Sharpness?
You can fix your blade’s sharpness by punching it in a bundle of aluminum foil if on the off chance that your Cricut blade loses its sharpness because of extreme utilization.
It may sound insane; however, trust me, the outcome is mind-blowing so, an experiment do check this method out before purchasing another Cricut blade.
One thing to remember when working with Cricut blades is that the paper will, in general, make the edges dull. Accordingly, it’s ideal for keeping two unique blades; one for the paper specifically and the other for the other stuff like vellum and vinyl.
How To Extend The Life Of Your Blade?
To make your Cricut blades long-lasting and take as much advantage as you can from it, it’s ideal for keeping separate blades for all the various kinds of materials you’re working with, whether it be paper, fabric or wood, etc.
All things considered, the paper will consistently make your cutting edges dull, so there’s no workaround that other than sharpening your blade before each undertaking, utilizing the strategy referenced in the past inquiry.
Tips for Cutting Fabric on the Cricut Maker
The most essential and practical tips that I have gotten by experimenting with cutting fabric with Cricut maker are:
- First of all, trying placing your Cricut with its right side facing down on the Cricut maker. This is how the Cricut Maker anticipates that the fabric and designs are intended to be pierced through right-side down. It additionally makes it simpler to see washable pen blemishes on more obscure fabrics or more perplexing marks.
- If your Cricut mat winds up canvassed in threads, don’t stress over it. Spot your next bit of fabric directly on the top, and the rotary blade will pierce through everything.
- At the point when your Cricut mat is new, utilize your fingers to delicately press the fabric onto your mat for better sticking and placement of your fabric.
- Suppose the cricut mat you’re working with is already worn out. In that case, you’ll have to apply more weight or utilize a brayer to enable your fabric to adhere to your mat perfectly.
- Refrain from using a scrubber on your fabric grip mats as the adhere is not quite the same as the first three Cricut mats and doesn’t function admirably with the scrubber.
To wrap the whole blog up, you can cut fabric with your Cricut by using the rotary blade or bonded fabric blade, depending upon the material you are working on, as the rotary blade tends to pierce through both delicate and thick fabric. Whereas, on the other hand, bonded fabric blades cannot pierce through the delicate fabric. Happy Cricut-ing!
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