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22 Silhouette Tutorials, Tips & Tricks (September Wrap Up)

And just like that Fall is here and September is in the books!

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If you skipped class at all in September here is your lesson plan recap! 

Silhouette CAMEO 4 Mat Detection and Auto Loading: New Feature

The new Silhouette Studio Beta release - Silhouette Studio V4.4.270 - includes a firmware update that provides Silhouette CAMEO 4 users a new feature! 

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The new feature helps load the Silhouette cutting mat semi-automatically and allows you to make sure it's straight when loading. 

Silhouette Studio Print Bleed Trick for Print and Cut

The Print Bleed feature in Silhouette Studio is a very handy tool for printing and cutting borderless stickers and decals. 

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There isn't much customization options with print bleed so it may cause you some grief with certain designs and fonts. But there's a work around for that... here, let me show you.

10 Free Business Stickers: Ready to Silhouette Print and Cut

If you're looking for free business stickers for your small business, I have 10 free sticker designs for you! 

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The free sticker designs can be instantly downloaded and opened in any version of Silhouette Studio. 

Freebie Friday: Beware of Attack Cat! (Commercial Use Available)

It's Freebie Friday and now we are getting ready for Halloween around here! 

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Or you could always just use this if you have a cat too. But if you love fun Halloween decor, this may be just the design for you!

Combining HTV and Embroidery with Rip Away Applique

Combining HTV and embroidery is a great way for Silhouette crafters who also have an embroidery machine to use their HTV scraps!

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The great thing about using heat transfer vinyl with embroidery is it's rip away applique. That means means NO cutting fabric applique which can take time and patience - even with a Silhouette rotary blade!

I actually think this technique with HTV is great for beginners as their first machine applique embroidery project!

Patterned HTV: 3 Reasons I Love Thermoflex Patterned Heat Transfer Vinyl

If you're a fan of patterned heat transfer vinyl (and who isn't?), you know that sometimes cutting and applying it can be a rather confusing process.  

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This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own

The patterned HTV often comes without a carrier sheet (meaning some HTV goes against the rule of cutting in reverse) and the design can get lost in the pattern making it difficult to weed. But with Thermoflex Fashion Patterns both of those issues are non-existent.  With the Thermoflex patterned HTV there's no second guessing - you cut it just like normal heat transfer vinyl and the back is white making the cut lines easy to see when weeding.

How to Make Reusable Handwriting Tracing Sheets from Cutting Mats (Sketching or Etching)

Recently we posted how to create DIY Reusable Tracing and Handwriting Sheets using clear sticker paper. Well, now here are 2 more ways to create them - this time using thin plastic cutting mats!  

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This tutorial can be done with any of the Silhouette machines but I am using a Silhouette CAMEO 4 in this example.

Silhouette CAMEO 4 Tools and Blades: Which Tools are Compatible (And How to Use them)

Confused on which tools can be used in the Silhouette CAMEO 4? You're not alone.

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Between two different tool carriages, various tool adapters, and multiple versions of the same tool, it's easy to see why knowing which tool to use in the Silhouette CAMEO 4, 15" Silhouette CAMEO 4 Plus, and Pro can seem like a guessing game.

Freebie Friday: Joy to the World (Commercial Use Available)

It's time for yet another Freebie Friday here at Silhouette School!

And this week we are sharing a design that is perfect for those wood round signs that ALLL of you are making and loving!

Brother SE600 Unboxing and Set Up ( & How to Use with Silhouette CAMEO)

I jumped on the embroidery bandwagon during the pandemic after dusting off my 20+ year old sewing machine to make masks.

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I was one of the lucky ones to pick up a Brother SE600 from Swing Design before sewing and embroidery machines became impossible to find. I did also find the Brother SE600 on Amazon!
Now that they're finally back in stock I'm sharing this Brother SE600 unboxing and embroidery machine set up.   Plus I have some ideas on how to use an embroidery machine with a Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait machine.