Silhouette has rolled out a new product recently and it doing a fantastic promotion this week that I wanted to make you aware of. They now offer a fabric interfacing that is so cool and has MANY possibilities. Essentially, you adhere the interfacing to the fabric and then you either iron or sew it on (depending upon which interfacing you use). This would be ideal for making quiet books, personalizing a piece of clothing, pillowcase, blanket, etc. Like I said, it has a lot of potential.
I used the interfacing to make this fun little Pirate Tic-Tac-Toe game for my boys. I just followed the instructions in the packaging and everything worked out fine. However, here are a few tips.... I learned that the fabric has to be trimmed to the size of the tray/sheet so that the two rollers (that advance the sheet) do not touch the fabric. (This little tip was in the written instructions of the product, but OOPS, I missed it.) Mine bunched up and didn't cut right. The second time around, I taped the edges of the fabric to the tray just to help the machine but I don't know that it's necessary (I just didn't want to risk it!)
For my gameboard, I just used a small square piece of cardboard. I wrapped some canvas material around it securing it with hot glue. Then I just mounted a piece of felt to cover the back of the board. For the red lines, I used the left over scrap fabric of the red skulls. I ironed them on to the gameboard and that's it.
You can also iron on the interfacing to your fabric and cut out your images by hand. Just MAKE SURE that if your image contains text (like mine did), that you reverse the image before you cut it so that the correct side has the interfacing. This is something you don't always think about or remember...ahem, I won't tell you if I forgot this little piece of advice or not.
OTHER IDEAS - You can check out the Silhouette blog to see other ways the fabric interfacing can be used.
PROMOTION - You can get the Silhouette SD machine, one of each fabric interfacing (clean cut & sewable) and a roll of white flocked heat transfer material for $229. If you already have a Silhouette, you can get 25% off fabric interfacing. Just enter the promo code "sugar" at checkout to get the discount. CLICK HERE to take advantage of the promotion.
WHEN - This promotion will run through March 27, 2011.