I told you on Tuesday, I would be back with some exciting news, and here I am!! I, along with nine other bloggers, have been chosen to be a part of the first ever Crafter’s Edge Design Team! I am beyond excited and so happy to have been chosen to share with all of you my upcoming projects using the Crafter’s Edge Crossover II machine, tools, and dies. Thank you, Crafter’s Edge for choosing me to be a part of the team, and for providing me with awesome products to try and blog about.
Today, I would like to introduce you to the Crossover II. I’m a little late in posting, as my machine and dies did not arrive until late Monday evening. I got everything unpacked on Tuesday and have been reading the manual and playing with my new goodies!!
Below are some photos of the Crossover II and the die I received in the box in which it came! Yes, they even send a die with the machine!
Some information on the Crossover II:
- The rollers are adjustable!
- Precise cutting for clean, cuts every time and also reduces fabric fraying.
- You can cut multiple layers at once, up to six layers at a time depending on the material you are cutting.
- Folds away for easy storage and transport.
- Most of the dies are open, which allows for easy fussy cutting!
- Saves fabric because you have complete control over placement of the die on the fabric.
- You don’t have to worry about cutting on the bias because the dies are cut with pressure and there is no pulling or stretching.
I decided to cut some fabric with one of the dies. When I saw this die, I knew I could do some fun projects with it! This is the Lovely Edges die, a part of the Designers Collection of dies! There are six edges in this set.
This was the first die I tried out. I did not use any iron on adhesive on the back of the fabric, and only used one layer of fabric. Here are my results.
Look at those tiny little hearts that were cut out! If you used adhesive backing on the fabric, you could add those cute little hearts to your project! Fun!! This die also included a fun project .
I used the Tool Kit to push those little pieces out of the die after cutting . Worked perfectly!!
Here is a list of my fellow team members and their blogs:
Anorina @ Samelia’s Mum
Daisi @ daisitoegel
Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio
Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt
Carol @ Just Sew Quilter
Joan @ MooseStash Quilting
Julia @ Inflorescence
Sandie @ Crazy’boutquilts
Susan @ QuiltFabrication
Brenda @ Songbird Designs (that’s me!)
I hope you’ve enjoyed my review of these new products! I will be posting a project with them, and probably a tutorial, at least once a month! There are a lot of exciting dies and tools to play with, so stay tuned!!