Promotion | Silhouette Fabric Cutting Interfacing [Giveaway]


As soon as I saw this sample in the Silhouette booth at CHA Summer 2012, I knew that I would do something similar to my own machine’s cover when I finally got one. It’s a nice subtle piece of decoration that adds some fun and style to an otherwise mostly functional cover design, but without being too fussy. (I wish I knew who the designer was so I could give credit!)

Now I finally have a Portrait machine, and Silhouette gave me the opportunity to try out their fabric interfacing. I knew just what project I wanted to try! I went to my local quilt shop and bought a couple of fat quarters to work with to create my flowers!

I started by ironing the Silhouette Clean Cut interfacing to the back of my fabric, allowing the fabric to overlap like the interfacing instructions call for. The interfacing ironed on really quickly and easily. They aren’t kidding about it only taking two seconds to adhere!


After letting the fabric cool, I cut off the overlapping fabric and was left with this – fabric with the paper backing. The paper needed to be peeled off before putting the fabric on my cutting mat. It came off easily, like peeling a sticker up off its backing. It left behind the fabric with a backing that had a slight vinyl feel to it.


All loaded up and ready to go cut with my Portrait! The instructions warn to keep your fabric away from the rollers on the mat. And don’t forget to put in a fabric blade, since cutting fabric will dull your regular blade.


When I took the mat out of the machine, the cuts were barely visible. I was skeptical that they could be good, clean cuts all the way through the fabric. The fabric looks barely scratched!


But I got a surprise! When I started peeling back the waste fabric off the mat, I was left with perfectly cut flowers!


After the flowers were cut (I experimented with a couple different sizes and colors before settling on a final combination), I assembled them into a stack. The flower is finished off with a button from my stash, and the whole thing is adhered to the Portrait cover by stitching it down with baker’s twine.

Supplies | Digital Cutting Files: Lori Whitlock for Silhouette (petal flowers, 5-petal flowers). Fabric: Sweet Love by Maywood Studios (yellow), unknown (pink). Baker’s Twine: Doodlebug Designs Doodle Twine (Brights Assortment). Other: Silhouette Portrait Cover (Grey), Silhouette Clean Cut Heat Transfer Fabric Interfacing, Silhouette Fabric Blade.

This was so quick and easy to do! I couldn’t believe how simple the interfacing was to use! I do not like fussy techniques, but this is something that I will definitely be using again. I’m planning to make a tote bag soon for my daughter to tote all her “gadgets” around in. I think I’ll try the sewable version of the interfacing on that project to create some appliques to decorate her bag!

If you’d like to try out the fabric interfacing and see what you can make, check out the fabulous special offers below from Silhouette! They are great offers!

Would you like to win a Silhouette Portrait machine? One lucky Craft Critique reader is going to win one as part of our special promotion with Silhouette! **giveaway closed**

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48 Responses to Promotion | Silhouette Fabric Cutting Interfacing [Giveaway]

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    Cassandra May 24, 2013 at 12:58 am #

    This has been on my wish list! Love the customized cover.

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    Theresa J May 24, 2013 at 1:00 am #

    First project would be vinyl kitchen labels for my new kitchen

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    Jessica Canham May 24, 2013 at 1:43 am #

    I would use a Portrait to do some print and cut with my digital stamp files for my card making. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Cyndi May 24, 2013 at 2:55 am #

    How cute!!! My mom is a quilter – this would save so much time and I would think that the designs could be much more intricate. Thanks for the great review!

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    Beth T. May 24, 2013 at 3:16 am #

    I would jump into applique quilting if I won a Silhouette Portrait Machine.

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    Dee in NH May 24, 2013 at 3:22 am #

    Wow! I can’t believe how perfect those flowers cut. That is just awesome! Thanks for a chance to win this sweet machine!

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    Jean Fitch May 24, 2013 at 3:33 am #

    What would I do with a Silhouette Portrait? Lots and lots of cutting and creating. Scrapbook pages, mixed media art, plaques, cards and home decor of all sorts. Art pieces and decor for the library in my town and lots and lots of cool things that eCutters make possible. Thanks Silhouette and Craft Critique for offering the opportunity. Now to figure out how to craft in the meantime with all my fingers and toes crossed! LOL.

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    Keely May 24, 2013 at 3:34 am #

    That’s a great project! I’m so impressed with all that can be done with the Silhouette.

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    Kristina May 24, 2013 at 3:54 am #

    I would love to jazz up my nieces clothes with this machine! She would so love it!

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    fonda rush May 24, 2013 at 5:25 am #

    i would make embellishments for the cards that i make.

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    Monika/buzsy May 24, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    What an awesome machine. Love how it can cut paper and fabric. That decorated cover looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Katherine A. May 24, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    I’ve been wanting to try my hand at some vinyl home decor.

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    michelle bowley May 24, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    I would love to win the Silhouette Portrait Machine and one of the first things I would try is cutting fabric. Thank you for the chance to give it a try!

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    Dee Tollaksen May 24, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    Great review, I see a Ameo in my immediate future!

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    jpscraps May 24, 2013 at 8:39 am #


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    Genevieve May 24, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    We must get one of these for our house. I dont know how we have survived without it! Great review, thanks!

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    tammy b May 24, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    i would let my girls design their own appliqués for t-shirts or shorts!

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    Connie M May 24, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    Thanks for de-mystifying the process! Looks really fun!

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    Marilyn Tucker May 24, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    I will use it for appliques and paper crafting.

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    Nicole Robinson May 24, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    I would to win a Silhouette Portrait! I have a crafting blog and am always looking for new ways to share ideas and inspiration and this would be a great opportunity!!

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    Erin Loftis May 24, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    I would definitely use it to cut fabric! So great to have cuts that don’t need Fray Check or trimming!

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    Jamie May 24, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    Summser projects galore…the possibilities are endless!

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    Leslie Kiley May 24, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    I I won this amazing machinev, I would start off with cutting some fabric home decor projects and then go on to make some cool gifts to take to friends that I am going to visit this summer!

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    Lucy May 24, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    I love the cover. I really like the Silhouette machine. I am putting it on my Christmas list. I know I am early but I so want a silhouette. thanks for the chance to win. Good Luck Everyone….

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    mariah oliveira May 24, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    Love this machine and all you can do with it. Great review. I need one.

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    Casey Britton May 24, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    Thanks for the tutorial! I love how you dressed up your machine cover! Thanks for the chance!!

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    Jeana May 24, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    I would love to try making a paper pricing using fabric!

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    Suzy Gray May 24, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    I love those covers and the versatility of what Sil machines can do. I sure would put one to great use. Thanks for chance to win. Happy Memorial Day start of a fantastic crafty summer

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    Melinda Wilson May 24, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome machine!!

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    Sue McRae May 24, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    I would try the glass etching and make labels for my glass storage jars. Thanks for a chance to win!

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    cory May 24, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    ooooh! Fabric cutting is one of the reasons I liked my first die-cutting machine. That Portrait looks very tempting. Can you reposition individual design elements (like your flowers) on the fabric so as to get less waste before you cut?

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    SusanHnSC May 24, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    Wow – great giveaway! This is another thing on my wish list!!

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    Linda Marino May 24, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Thank you for all the great instructions and chances to win!

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    Migdalia May 24, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    LOVE this cover!! very Beautiful!!TFS
    Thanks for the chance to win.
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    Shirley K. May 24, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    That turned out well! I think that’d be great for personalized clothes for kids.

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    Frances Rodriguez May 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    wonderful over design, great tutorial, thanks for the giveaway! Hugs Frances

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    Heidi May 24, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    I’d love to make appliques for my daughter’s plain t-shirts!

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    Ha May 24, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    This is such a magical machine!

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    Elaine Allen May 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    I’ve been looking at electronic die machines and this one looks very interesting. I would like to be able to cut items in the sizes that I need. And I’m really excited that I can make my own items with fabric. What a great way to make patches and personalize a child’s (or my own) jeans, sneakers, etc.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Elaine Allen

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    Barbara May 24, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    I love the idea of using the fabric interfacing with a die cutting machine. I would love too have this. It would be so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Terri Harmon May 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    Wow, what a great technique. I would love to win a Portrait. Thanks for the chance.

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    Laura Keller May 24, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    I would love to use the rhinestone templates to bling out my granddaughters jeans. This would also be great for creating matching girl & doll clothes easily by adding the same cut out design in different sizes. Just thinking about all the different fabric letters I could use on my scrapbook pages makes me really want the Silhouette. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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    Rebecca Ednie May 25, 2013 at 2:55 am #

    I’d use the machine to make packaging for jewelry, photos as well as cards, scrap pages, gift items, home decor, 3-D paper creations and so much more!

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    ellen May 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    I would dress up plain and boring jeans using the fabric and interfacing

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    Kelly P May 25, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    I have been wanting to make a “family rules” sign for a while now. I think that would top my list!

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    Kristine May 25, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    WOW….just plain Wow! What this little silhouette can do is just amazing! Why do I need scissors anymore?

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    nopinkhere May 26, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    I love the idea of easily making appliques to cover up stains on my kids’ clothing. (That looks much better than what I manage to do by hand)