One of my favorite things is when a customer takes the Klic-N-Kut outside the box… and I don’t mean just unpacking it! lol I’m referring to the proverbial box where a KNK is used to create something amazing and outside the boundaries anyone else has tried. And that’s the topic for today’s post.

Janie bought her KNK Groove-E back in February for the purpose of cutting fabric appliqués to be ironed onto petticoats, slips, robes, etc. She sent me an assortment of fabrics to test cut, along with some intricate designs. Upon seeing her expectations, I was a bit unsure that the KNK or any other digital die cutter could produce the results she wanted. But I gave it a try and my cuts turned out beautifully! I pressed the fabric onto ThermoWeb’s Heat ‘n Bond first and then removed the backing sheet before pressing to the mat. The adhesive from the Heat ‘n Bond against the Easy Tack adhesive on the mat created excellent stability for cutting. I used Accugraphic’s fabric blade, along with (depending on the fabric) 2 or 3 passes at a speed of 400 and a force setting of 120 – 140. Because of the angle of the fabric blade, I also change the Overcut and Trailing Blade settings to 30 and 40. Here are some photos from my own cuts of one of the thicker fabrics Janie sent to me:

So, Janie ordered her Groove-E and I provided her the free classes so that she could master the machine and learn how to use KNK Studio, as well as import EPS files and download/install TTF fonts, etc. She has since created such a unique assortment of items, that I asked for her permission to put the photos into my gallery so that the readers of this site could view her amazing work! Here’s the link:

Janie’s Appliqués

If you would like to see other items in Janie’s store:

Sarafina Dreams

Finally, I want to thank Janie for sharing her photos with us. Janie, I can’t wait to see more of your future creations! Good luck!