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« on: November 02, 2006 10:26:58 AM »

I would really like to cut upholstery fabric and wool felt into circles (of different sizes), but I'm trying to think of an easier way than to trace onto the material and cut with scissors.  I've seen round punches at the craft store and wondered if anyone has tried cutting fabric with them.

Have any of you tried this?  Think it would work?  I'm concerned that the blade would dull rather quickly.
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2006 09:32:32 PM »

Oh oh oh!
Here is a link to help you! Apparently it is possible, although I tried it with my Creative Memories punch and it didn't work, the opening where you stick the paper wasn;t big enough. I am sure you could find one with a bigger opening at the craft store. And about it going dull, using aluminum foil once awhile in your punches will keep them sharp.

http://moonstitches.typepad.com/moonstitches/2006/10/answers.html

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2006 05:29:12 AM »

YAY!!!!!

Thank you SO much for the link.  I totally love you right now.  Perfect timing.  I really hope the paper trick works.

Thanks again!
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2006 09:19:57 AM »

No problem!
Glad I could help you.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2006 06:27:42 AM »

You could buy a circle cutter, fiskars and olfa both make them. And there's no "space" issues, with the opening where you put the paper/fabric, becuase it's just a tool you place on top of your fabric, and spin the cutter around in a circle.
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2006 07:11:29 AM »

Really?  I've never heard of that before.  THANKS!!!

I'm off to do a Google search...
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