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Silhouette CAMEO 4 Blade: How to Use the Ratchet Blade Instead of Autoblade

Silhouette CAMEO 4 autoblades are becoming increasingly more difficult to find, but that doesn't mean you can't cut with your machine. If the CAMEO 4 Autoblade is sold out, switch over and use the Silhouette ratchet blade instead.


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This manually adjustable blade can be used in any and all Silhouette cutting machines - including all Silhouette CAMEO 4 machines.

Free Silhouette Design: Made with Love

It's Freebie Friday around here...I know it's everyone's favorite time of the week! 


This week's design is so versatile, I thought that you would all love it. 

Inkjet Printable HTV for Darks: Silhouette Studio Trick to Avoid a White Edge

If you've ever used Inkjet Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl on darks you know that you can get that ugly white edge. 

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No matter how precise your Silhouette print and cut is, you can still get a very sight white edge around your design...and it's even more obvious against a dark background. This trick in Silhouette Studio will help you avoid the white line every time! 

How to Design Rosette or Medallion Cut Files in Silhouette Studio

I recently shared a trick on how to use the foil quill to score lines in paper using a Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait. It's a perfect hack when creating paper rosettes or medallions for banners or other paper projects. 

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Today I thought I'd go one stop further to show you how to design the paper medallion cut files in Silhouette Studio...and a few tips on how to assemble them! 

Perfect Silhouette Score Lines with Foil Quill

This hack may become your newest best friend when it comes to making score lines with your Silhouette machine. You may already know how to create a score line using a cutting blade, but now here's a way to use your Silhouette and the Foil Quill to create "soft" score lines that put a gentle bend in the paper instead of a small cut like the cutting blade does.

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This is especially helpful when you are working with thin, lightweight paper and need to make lots of score lines - like when creating the paper rosettes for this Halloween Banner. (This trick saves you SO much time versus using a bone folder and score board to make all the score marks!) 

Keep reading to learn how you can use the Foil Quill to make score lines. 

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Silhouette Deals and Crafty Steals to Watch and Buy

Amazon Prime Day 2020 officially starts Tuesday, October 13 at 3am EST and continues through October 14 - but there are already some early access deals! Just like we've done the last FOUR years, we'll be following the Silhouette and craft deals closely!

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There's never any way of knowing exactly what's going to be an Amazon Prime Day deal - or how long it will stick around - but I can give you some pointers and things to be on the lookout for and tips on making sure you don't miss a deal.

Free Silhouette Design: You Better Beware of Little Goblins (Commercial Use Avaliable)

It is officially time to decorate for Halloween! If you don't have the perfect sign...I have a design for you to make one! 

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And while I love this sign for anyone, it is even better for someone with little ones!

Sawgrass Sublijet HD Ink vs Siser EasySubli Ink for Sawgrass SG500/SG1000

Confused by the different types of sublimation inks and not sure which to get for your sublimation printer? 

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Let's look at a couple of the most popular types of inks that are offered with the Sawgrass Sublimation printers. 

First Machine Applique Embroidery Project with Silhouette CAMEO and Brother SE600

If you own an embroidery machine and a Silhouette machine you can combine the best of both worlds!

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Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Plus or higher will open embroidery files which means you can cut fabric applique with your Silhouette then finish the machine embroidery applique on your embroidery machine!

How to Heat Press Large Images or Oversized HTV Transfers

If your heat press is too small for the large HTV design you've cut, no need to worry! 

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The HTV design for this 24-inch "welcome" sign measures almost 20 inches long - which is obviously larger than the pressing area on the StarCraft 15 x 15-inch mint heat press. This means we definitely won't be able to press this entire HTV design all at one time. What you have to do to heat press oversized heat transfers is press it in sections. 

Silhouette CAMEO 3 Tools and Machine Compatibility

Not sure which tools will work in your Silhouette CAMEO 3? No worries I've got you covered. 

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With the new Silhouette CAMEO 4 having different tools than the CAMEO 3, it can be confusing to know which tools work in which machine. This Silhouette tutorial will explain which Silhouette tools are compatible with the Silhouette CAMEO 3...and in which carriage.