Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Love My New Cricut!

I got a new Cricut Maker 3 machine on Monday and spent the afternoon cutting papers for the Hatter quilt. At least enough to get started. I'm expecting to be able to reuse some of the pieces.
Yesterday morning I was hoping to get started on the Hatter quilt, but I am still waiting for fabrics to arrive. I ordered a black and white stripe as well as a light purple. They seem to be taking a long time as I ordered them over a week ago.

While I was trying to decide what to do, I was looking at my WOOFA list and realized I have yet another quilt that would work great as an EPP, and I have everything I need for it already.
Meadow Flower Lap Quilt
Luckily I was able to find this block in BlockBase+ so it was really easy to import it into the Cricut Design Space and make minor modifications.

It only took me a couple of hours to cut out all the papers and then I tried cutting out fabric for the first time.  It was like magic!
OMG, this took maybe 3 minutes to cut out.
I cut the center gold squares out of a scrap from the bin.
Cutting out all the papers and all the fabrics took maybe 6 hours and I suspect I'll get faster as I get more experienced with the design software. And the glue I ordered came today, so now it's time to get gluing.

Linking up with Midweek Makers.


  1. I've heard good things about using a Cricut to cut fabric. I would imagine it's a very precise cut. Have you found that to be the case? I'd love to know. Thanks! -Andrea

    1. It certainly seemed to be, but I haven't actually cut any for normal quilting pieces yet. These I cut a little oversize for English Paper Piecing, but they seemed quite precise.

  2. Very cool that you can cut all those pieces so quickly!! it will be beatuiful!