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How to Make a String Art Pattern in Silhouette Studio Basic Edition

You can easily create a pattern for an impressive string art project right in Silhouette Studio. We've shown you how to do this before (check out that blog post here) if you had Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. 


Now, here's how to create a pattern even if you haven't upgraded your software.

Sawgrass Sublimation Printer Printing Lines? Here's the Fix

If you're wondering why your Sawgrass SG400, SG500, SG800 or SG1000 Sublimation Printer is printing horizontal lines through your prints it could very well be because you are bypassing the Sawgrass Print Manger. 

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Horizontal lines in sublimation printing is a common complaint from Silhouette users who work on a MAC ... especially those who print directly from Silhouette Studio to their Sawgrass sublimation printer. To avoid these lines and get better, more vibrant prints, take the extra step of using the print manager. 

Free Silhouette Design: Raising My Tribe (Commercial Use Available)

Another Friday means it's time for another Freebie here at Silhouette School! 

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Who is working hard to raise their tribe of kiddos??  Throw your hand up if it's you and get ready to download this freebie! 

How to Turn Off Crosshairs in Silhouette Studio

Many Silhouette Studio users at one point or another have been left wondering how to remove the crosshairs in Silhouette Studio.  

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This Silhouette Studio tutorial will show you how to quickly turn them off. 

5 Basic Computer Functions to Know When Using Silhouette Studio (MAC and PC)

There are some basic computer functions that everyone should know when using Silhouette Studio. 

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These aren't necessarily specific to the Silhouette Studio software, but are important for all users to know how to do as they are often used and needed in the Silhouette software. In this tutorial we'll go over the five basic computer functions I think everyone should know AND how to do them..whether you're on a MAC or a PC. 

QR Code Generator: How to Make QR Code with Silhouette CAMEO

QR code signs are one of those craft trends that seems to be sticking around so today we have a tutorial on how to make a QR code with Silhouette. 

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Using a scannable QR code generator is the key which will allow you to take customization to the next level with your Silhouette projects!  This is a really special, but super easy, way to add even more sentimental value to your projects.  Here's how to do it!

How to Turn Off Silhouette 3mm Kraft Blade Hooks and Loops

There's a setting buried in the Send panel that will allow you to turn off the hooks and loops that automatically turn on when using the 2mm and 3mm Silhouette Kraft Blade

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The ability to turn off the series of hooks and loops, called Smart Cuts, often helps to cut thick, dense materials without the blade getting stuck in the material.

Free Silhouette Design: Workout Life (Commercial Use Available)

It's freebie time around here at Silhouette School! 


How many of you started 2021 with the resolution to start working out more? If so, this is your freebie! 

Silhouette Studio and Sublimation Printing: A Beginner Tutorial

I'm not afraid to say that I have yet to come across a printable vinyl that I can say I really love...and that's why I am so thrilled that I have finally been able to combine the powers of Silhouette with sublimation printing.

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Sometimes there are those multi-color designs that honestly are just too detailed for cutting and layering on vinyl. That's where sublimation comes in.  When combined with Silhouette, sublimation basically allows you to design in Silhouette Studio and then print (sans cut) on sublimation printer paper and apply with heat to certain surfaces such as coasters, mugs, and phone cases.  It's easy, fast and results in a really professional-looking product.  But...I would definitely consider a sublimation printer an investment.

Silhouette CAMEO 3 Autoblade Replacement: How to Use the Ratchet Blade

Wondering if the Silhouette CAMEO 3 Autoblades are being discontinued? They're not...but they are very hard to find right now.


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So if you're in need of a Silhouette CAMEO 3 Autoblade replacement, the Silhouette ratchet blade is what you'll want to use. The Silhouette CAMEO 4 Autoblade is not an option as it can not be used in the CAMEO 3.


The manually adjustable ratchet blade can be used in every Silhouette machine including all models of the CAMEO, Portrait, and Curio. Here's how to use the ratchet blade in Silhouette CAMEO 3.


Split Monogram Design: How to Add More Space for Text in Silhouette Studio

Ever needed more room to fit your name or quote (or whatever you want) in the gap between a split monogram? 

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The way to do it isn't always so cut-and-dry, so here are some helpful steps to get you through it - without messing up the split monogram design!