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November 20, 2018
Easy Christmas gifts with the EasyPress 2 from The Intrepid Thread

Hey Everyone,

I know I have been talking a lot about my Cricut machines lately but I am always surprised how much I use them. I have so many new ideas for projects to use them with.... you all may not believe it but I do not cut quilt blocks with my rotary cutter at all anymore. Right now (since I had abdominal surgery 5 weeks ago) I can't even use my rotary cutter at all because my cutting table hits right at one of my incision points. (links in this post may be affiliate links) So my Maker ...

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October 18, 2018
Cricut Maker vs. Air Explore 2 from Stitching Through Life Blog

Cricut Maker vs. Air Explore 2

Which machine is right for YOU? – Cricut Maker vs. Air Explore 2

A Cricut Machine opens up a world of possibilities!  The projects I daydream about, I’m able to create with a polished look by using Cricut!  So which machine is right for you?  It depends on what you want to create and most importantly what you think you will create in the future.  

Cricut MAKER vs AIR EXPLORE 2 Which Machine for YOU

 

 

Think of the Cricut Maker like an iPhone

Think of the Cricut Maker like an iPhone

Your smart or iPhone updates the firmware and apps all the time!  The Cricut Maker is built with few buttons so ...

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September 27, 2018
Trendsetting DIY Quilting Tees with Cricut EasyPress 2 and Quilt Tips from Stitching Through Life Blog

Trendsetting DIY Quilting Tees with Cricut EasyPress 2 and Quilt Tips

I’ve always wanted a Quilting Tee – but never found one that I really liked.   Created my own Trendsetting DIY Quilting Tees using the Cricut EasyPress 2!   What fun it was too!

Just Quilt Sweatshirt Supplies Needed-2

Grab some of your favorite basic clothing pieces!  At H&M, I found some modern shaped sweatshirts and t-shirts with trendy colors.  Gather together the design you would like to use along with the color of iron on to coordinate with your clothing article.  Click here to make the “Just Quilt” Graphic tee in the Cricut Community ...

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September 26, 2018
How to make a Bohemian Style t-shirt with Cricut EasyPress 2 from The Intrepid Thread

Have you ever wanted to make your own t-shirt design? Do you have a great saying that is quintessentially you that needs to be displayed on your person? Is it hard to find graphic t-shirts in your size or in a style of t-shirt that you like? I am going to show you how to make your own on a t-shirt that you already love with the Cricut Maker and the Cricut EasyPress 2.

Bohemian Embroidery Cricut EasyPress 2 Tutorial

Links in this post may be affiliate links. If you decide to buy something then I might get a bit of compensation for my time and ...

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August 17, 2018
Sew Together & Finish Your Cricut Riley Blake Quilt Kit from Stitching Through Life Blog

Sew Together & Finish Your Cricut Riley Blake Quilt Kit

Sew Together & Finish Your Cricut Riley Blake Quilt Kit!  Trying to support you in having no UFO’s (Unfinished Projects)!  I really want to give you all the tools to complete your quilt!

Getting Cozy with a Tribal Throw Christmas Quilt web

This Tribal Throw Quilt is so COZY that I made myself some hot cocoa and lite the fireplace!  It was so cozy that my Cavalier Spaniel, Lady, had to come snuggle too!

Here is the video all about finishing the Tribal Throw from Facebook! I’m sorry it went a bit fuzzy, as I was streaming live to ...

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August 6, 2018
How to cut Riley Blake Quilt Kit Fabric on the Cricut Maker from Stitching Through Life Blog

How to cut Riley Blake Quilt Kit Fabric on the Cricut Maker

How to cut Riley Blake Quilt Kit Fabric on the Cricut Maker

Let’s use a Riley Blake Cricut Comfort and Joy Quilt Kit to cut out fabric with the Cricut Maker!  This Possibilities Riley Blake Quilt Kit with the Comfort and Joy Fabric Collection will make a Tribal Throw Quilt.

In this video, I will show you how to prep your fabric and start cutting it out on the Cricut Maker.

Steps introduced in the video above:

Cricut Easy Press Iron Fabric 2

Press your fabric with the Cricut EasyPress to put on ...

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July 31, 2018
10 Ways the Cricut Maker Can Help With Quilting! Your New Bestfriend! from Stitching Through Life Blog

10 Ways the Cricut Maker Can Help With Quilting! Your New Bestfriend!

 

10 Ways the Cricut Maker Can Help With Quilting! Your New Bestfriend!

  1. ACCURACY 

The Cricut Maker accurately cut out shapes to any quilt blocks.

All Cut with the Cricut Maker Tula Pink City Sampler

This is especially critical when making a 6 inch square block with 29 pieces.  With any cutting error the block will not square up to fit into your quilt.  Even my puppy and tortoise can see that this is one squared up block!  Thank you Cricut Maker for the accurate cutting!

All Cut with the Cricut Maker Tula Pink City Sampler 24 piece quilt block

  1. Quilting Will Be Enjoyable

Easily stitch your quilt block together after cutting your blocks out with the Cricut Maker

Enjoy stitching your quilt pieces together with the accurate ...

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July 19, 2018
How to Plan a Riley Blake Quilt Kit with the Cricut Maker from Stitching Through Life Blog

How to Plan a Riley Blake Quilt Kit with the Cricut Maker

Cricut Maker Possibilities Quilt Kit with Riley Blake Designs Comfort and Joy Fabric is a quilting treat together!  Have you seen a quilt kit that can become one of four quilts?

Cricut Riley Blake Possibilities Quilt Kit Comfort & Joy

Which quilt would you make with the Comfort & Joy fabric?  Checkmate Quilt? All Wrapped Up Quilt?  Star Burst Quilt?  or Big Star Quilt?    To see this quilt kit for sale in the Cricut Online Store click here.  

Cricut Riley Blake Possibilities Quilt Kit Comfort & Joy Tribal Throw Quilt

But wait….  There is more… in Cricut Design Space there is a Tribal Quilt that also works with the ...

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June 8, 2018
A Giveaway and Public Service Announcement from The Intrepid Thread

Hi Everyone,

How would you like to get this adorable enamel Mushroom mug (that I picked up just for you at the famous Powell's Bookstore) filled with charms of Mushroom and Flower fabric from Sarah Watts and Melody Miller of Cotton + Steel, and some other fun goodies from Market? If so... read on...


(Links in this post are affiliate links, I get a few pennies for promotion at no extra cost to you.)

My first PSA is about Cricut... if you have been on the fence about buying a Maker (intro post here) now is the time they have ...

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May 25, 2018
Cutting Hexagons with the Cricut Maker plus Video from Patchwork Posse

I’ve been having some fun with the Cricut Maker lately!

I thought it might be fun to cut out some English paper piecing templates— hexagons! with it. It really worked out great.

You will want to give this a try! Make your own English paper piecing templates in all shapes- hexagons, diamonds, polygons and more. Endless possibilities.

You’ll be shown how to use the shapes option for the Cricut, adjust the size, duplicate and then cut. Easy to customize your shape and size.

I did end up placing an additional shape in the center of the hexagon so ...

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April 5, 2018
Cricut Maker Review / Fabric + Felt test from Modern Handcraft

Thank you to Cricut for sponsoring this post. As always, any items I review I give a full and honest opinion and will only recommend items I love and believe in.  Hi friends, I received a Cricut Maker a few months ago and wanted to give it a thorough review sharing my thoughts on the materials I cut most – […]

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March 26, 2018
Manicure Mitts Free Project from The Intrepid Thread

 Hey Everyone,

Welcome to the Cricut Self Care Blog Tour!

I made these cute mitts for you. I used to be a manicurist. It is true. In a past life LOL In our shop we had a heated oil bath that you dipped your hands in then we had special soft mitts that you could put on and let the oil soak in without it getting on everything. That is where I got the idea. To be honest I have been wanting to make these for myself for a long time so this was the perfect excuse to give myself ...

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March 20, 2018
Come along on the Self Care with Cricut Blog Tour from The Intrepid Thread

Hey Everyone,

I am a stop on the Self Care with Cricut Blog Tour. My day is coming on the 26th but I didn't want you to miss out on the fun in the mean time.

If you need a Cricut Maker (trust me you want one) please consider getting one through my link which is an affiliate link. It helps me keep all the content on this blog free and doesn't cost you anything extra. You can get your Maker here.

The Pajama suit above is a fun new pattern that is being promoted with this blog ...

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January 31, 2018
Harlequin Hearts Bunting Free Tutorial Using the Cricut Maker from The Intrepid Thread




 Links in this post may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Hey Everyone ...

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January 25, 2018
10+ Simple and Quick Quilts to make with the Cricut Maker from Patchwork Posse

Can you really cut a quilt with the Cricut Maker?

Yes!

If you think about this machine– it has a rotary blade, just like the one you use and is able to cut out any shape and size (within the size parameters).  This makes this machine really versatile!

No dies, shapes or other gadgets needed for cutting.  You are able to find the shape, adjust the size and cut away!

For a full tutorial on cutting fabric – visit here:  Cricut Maker Cutting Fabric Tutorial and video

Find yourself a pattern.  This might seem like a hard thing, but once you ...

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January 21, 2018
How to Use the Easypress by Cricut from Patchwork Posse

The EasyPress by Cricut is like the ultimate iron.   It’s flat, large surface— with the digital addition doesn’t need to be only for the crafters of the world.

Let me show you how to use the machine and how you can use it for quilting!

There are a lot of irons out there.  I have another one– Oliso, which is one of my favorites….. but as you know with your collection of sewing machine, a collection of irons is sometimes required.

You will find that irons come in all shapes and sizes.  There are tiny, tiny ones for ...

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January 20, 2018
Cricut Maker Printables and Free Fonts from Patchwork Posse

Using the Cricut Maker is so handy!  There are a lot of resources out there for free printables, templates, patterns and even free fonts for you to use and choose from!

A few that I’m just getting to know a little bit better about is the use of fonts and printables.

Design Space is the program system that Cricut uses for telling the machine what to do.  It’s an area where you import designs, files, fonts and more.  Then once it’s in there, you can make changes- like size, cuts, and more. So many possibilities and just ...

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January 19, 2018
Supplies & Tools for the Cricut Maker that you’ll love from Patchwork Posse

Not sure what to use with your Cricut Maker?  Let me help you by introducing to you the best supplies and tools for the Cricut Maker – that you’ll love!

I have a little issue— it’s a collection called supplies and tools.  I do love them. I have a lot of them.  Mostly they are related to scissors, rulers and fabric….but these might be coming up close behind in the collection area!

But seriously, they all come in handy and serve their own purpose….and I love them.

You might be just starting off in the journey of ...

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January 18, 2018
Where to buy the Cricut Maker from Patchwork Posse

Do you know where to buy the Cricut Maker? Have you seen this fun loving and cutting machine around and wonder what it’s all about, and where you can pick one up?

Today, I will share a few places where you can pick up the machine and a few deals that you should look for as well.

Where to buy the Cricut Maker~

AMAZON

CRICUT ONLINE STORE

What other things should you look for?

Cricut Access Membership Plans – there are 3 different plans from fonts, fonts & images with a discount and the premium plan that includes the whole kit ...

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January 17, 2018
Introducing the Cricut Maker from Patchwork Posse

The Cricut Maker arrived to the house a couple of months ago, and while I’m super excited to have it here and all, I’ve been a little bit busy and haven’t done much with it yet.

However, I do know a bit and am learning new things all the time.

In fact, I’ll be doing a little series on the machine.  Just in case you have one as well, you can follow along!  That would be fun!

If you want, you can join the fb group- ask some questions or whatever about it as well.  Happy ...

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