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Old 01-27-2010, 12:30 PM   #1
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Question Cutting fabrics in my big shot with Nestabilities?

I tried this last night and it just didn't really work. I shimmed it so much it was hard to get through the machine but it still didn't cut through at all. I was using thin cotton quilting type fabric. Is there some trick to it? I looked in the gigantic nestabilities thread but it only mentioned cutting it with the wizard.
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Put copy paper on each side of your fabric. I have never, not, had this work.
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I have never tried cutting fabric with nestabilities in a Cuttlebug. I have only used the Wizard. I would try the paper trick mentioned above, it might just work. Let us know how it works!
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Put copy paper on each side of your fabric. I have never, not, had this work.
Thanks-I'll try that. Only thing is I want to cut all of my scrap fabric into same-size squares and don't know if I want to use up that much copy paper. I wonder how many layers of fabric I can cut...

I may just end up buying the bigz die with the squares on it.
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Thanks-I'll try that. Only thing is I want to cut all of my scrap fabric into same-size squares and don't know if I want to use up that much copy paper. I wonder how many layers of fabric I can cut...
It doesn't have to be brand new copy paper - raid your recycling bin for anything clean and the same kind of weight. You could even try magazine pages (not newspaper though, the print is more likely to come off and mess up your fabric). You might even find you don't need to sandwich the fabric and that just one sheet of paper is enough (I'd try Nestie, fabric, paper, cutting plate).

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It doesn't have to be brand new copy paper - raid your recycling bin for anything clean and the same kind of weight. You could even try magazine pages (not newspaper though, the print is more likely to come off and mess up your fabric). You might even find you don't need to sandwich the fabric and that just one sheet of paper is enough (I'd try Nestie, fabric, paper, cutting plate).

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This is exactly what I do, and it works like a charm. The paper needs to be positioned so that the nestie cuts through the fabric first, and then the paper. Depending on the fabric, you may need to use more than one layer of paper to get a clean cut. I also use recycled paper...mostly things I printed out for reference but no longer need.
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Does the fabric fray when you cut it that way? That's what happened to me when I tried it. It cut all the way through, but then the sides frayed so bad, it wasn't usable.
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Does the fabric fray when you cut it that way? That's what happened to me when I tried it. It cut all the way through, but then the sides frayed so bad, it wasn't usable.
I think it's going to depend on your fabric to a certain extent. Some fabrics will fray badly no matter how you cut them and others (nice crisp quilting cotton for example) will stay pretty tight woven. I've die cut fabrics with the paper layer without significant fraying but I tend to be using things like cotton shirt fabrics where the weave is pretty tight and pretty even.
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It doesn't have to be brand new copy paper - raid your recycling bin for anything clean and the same kind of weight. You could even try magazine pages (not newspaper though, the print is more likely to come off and mess up your fabric). You might even find you don't need to sandwich the fabric and that just one sheet of paper is enough (I'd try Nestie, fabric, paper, cutting plate).

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Oh duh... I don't know why that didn't occur to me. My kids use tons of paper for their lessons and it all goes in the recycle bin. There should be plenty of that for me to use. thanks!
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Didn't work. I tried paper on top, paper on the bottom and top, 2 on top and one on the bottom, shims, etc. 100% of the time it cut through the paper (or papers) but not through the fabric. It would cut a little through the fabric but not enough to make it worthwhile. The Bigz die I tried was better, not perfect though. It cut through except in one spot where it was about 1 thread I had to trim. Much better than having to trim 80% of the shape. So I guess for me, nesties won't work on fabric and I might as well get the bigz die. I was really hoping to use something I already had.
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I tried Lace yardage to make a flower with the big shot and nestabilities...I tried the paper stack...no luck. I guess you need the bigz die do it right!
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I have a bigshot with bigz sizzix dies, and for many fabrics, I STILL need to use the paper to get it cut.
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