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Sublimation Printing with Silhouette CAMEO and Heat Transfer Vinyl

Sublimation printing with Silhouette CAMEO (or Portrait) is gaining more and more popularity with Silhouette crafters because of the amazing results! It's a great alternative to heat transfer vinyl when you have complex designs and multi-color designs that would be difficult to layer with heat transfer vinyl.

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The problem is not all fabric can be sublimated has to be a 50/50 cotton/polyester blend minimum (and preferably more than 65% polyester for best results) which means you need special blanks.  But there is a workaround and it uses white glitter heat transfer vinyl which will essentially let you do sublimation on any fabric.

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!

How to Use Singe Quill Pen with Silhouette CAMEO on Wood

Creating wood burned projects with your Silhouette machine has never been easier when you combine the Silhouette CAMEO 3, CAMEO 4, or Curio with the We R Memory Keepers Singe Quill Pen.  

This tutorial will walk you through how to create these stunning (and smokin' hot!) wood signs.

21 Silhouette Tutorials You Can't Afford to Miss (Silhouette School May Wrap Up)

So it's the end of May...I swear I say this every month but how did that happen?  We've been having so much fun here at Silhouette School that I blink and the month's over and it's time for another Silhouette tutorial wrap up.

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In May, I introduced you to the new Silhouette Alta+, I shared a bunch of free cut files in the Freebie Friday series, I shared some really fun projects, we figured out a hack to finally be able to use the Foil Quill magnetic mat with the CAMEO 4 and lots more!

Freebie Friday: In This House We Shall Serve Wine

It's Freebie Friday and you guys know what that means - time for a freebie! 

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And I have a feeling this is one that many of you will LOVE! 

How to Put Vinyl on Cups and Tumblers So It's Straight

For almost has as long as I've been blogging on Silhouette tutorials, I've been getting asked the question: "How do you put vinyl on tumblers and cups straight?"

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Since I know you're all dying to know - I am going to share a few tips on what has worked for me.  Plus I'm going to give you all a really handy cut file to help you get that vinyl straight no matter where it's being placed on a tumbler.

How to Remove a Photo Background in Silhouette Studio

A common question from Silhouette crafters is how do I remove a photo background in Silhouette Studio?

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While there is no magic button in the Silhouette software to do this, it is pretty easy to do and you can do it in the free version of the software. This step by step Silhouette tutorial will explain exactly how to remove a photo background.

3 Tricks for Sizing Vinyl and HTV on Blanks

Save money and avoid wasting material by getting the sizing right for your vinyl projects!

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We’ve shared tricks about correctly sizing with blanks before, but here are even more tips to help you get it right on the first try.

How to Open Embroidery Files in Silhouette Studio to Cut with CAMEO

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 will open embroidery files which means you can cut fabric applique with your Silhouette then finish the machine embroidery applique on your embroidery machine!

Free Silhouette Studio Design: Find Me in the Garden

It's time for your favorite time of the week here at Silhouette School!

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It's Freebie Friday! And with all this time everyone has on their hands, now is the time that you can get in your garden.

How to Use Magnetic Foil Quill Cutting Mat on Silhouette CAMEO 4

The Silhouette CAMEO 4 has a large metal strip making it a challenge to use the Foil Quill Magnetic Mat.

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However, there is a workaround to use the magnetic mat with the Silhouette CAMEO 4 which is a huge time saver when foiling with the Foil Quill.