Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My Sizzix big boy - It's here, It's here!!

It arrived this morning and I couldn't wait to use it !!

First I just grabbed some cardstock and rolled through some using my Tim Holtz for Sizzix Fleur De Lis die.
(ooh! I just wanted to cut something!!!)

Then I grabbed some of the pre-prepared (with heat and bond!) fabrics that were in my applique box, to do a few fabric cuts,
(like I said, just wanted to cut something ;)!!)

Here is the die, I am placing it on the cutting mat

Topping it with the pre prepared heat and bonded  fabric..

Making my sizzix Sandwich
(ie; adding the second cutting plate on top to hold it into place)

Then I just crank round the handle and run  it through my Sizzix!!
(there are two large rollers in the machine that give you perfect steady cuts!)

You can't see my hand but I am turning the handle and it roles the fabric and die sandwich through..

Then  lift fabric..

And Wha-la!

Perfect Perfect Fleur De Lis ready to be ironed on to your quilt or pillow and stitched around the edge...

Even though I have a few other dies, I stuck with this one to make a Raw edge applique  european pillow cover or maybe a doll  quilt...

What do you think?  
Not finished yet, have to decide what to do with it!

I cannot believe how easy this machine makes cutting out applique!  
If I had know how cheap they were and how many different company's metal dies you can use in them I would have bought one ages ago!!

I love it!!!!

Now I just gotta get more than three dies ;)!

Hope you are well!


Ruby Jean said...

Oh..Isn't that fun... I finally bought one a few months back when it went on a 50% off sale....I think because everyone is getting those knew electronic cutting machines....I bought the die cuts that went to it...They were on sale too....But I didn't know you could use other die cuts as well....Are there certain ones or do most work with it....Happy Sandwich Making..: )

B. Spence-Taylor said...

Oh my that's awesome. It will save you so much time. I love it. Bet you are having a blast with it. LOL. Can't wait to see more.
Barb xoxo

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Wow....craft instruments have come a long way....even in the last 6 years! Your mini quilt is stunning....well done!

Ava said...

Oooohh, Now I want one ! What a clever machine !! xx Ava

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow, wow, wow...I've never seen one before...what fun you will have!!!