Episode 132: Doing Stuff With Cutting Machines

It is a “Katie and Loni Doing Stuff” episode! The Gals talk about their Silhouette cutting machines (they have different models and some opinions on the differences). Listen in as they work on their projects and talk about what they are doing and some of the struggles and successes they have had with their cutting machines.

Right off the bat we are going to admit that this idea didn’t really translate well. We hoped to do a comprehensive breakdown of what these machines can do and the differences in them and others on the market but that didn’t happen in the way The Gals hoped. It is still a fun episode and you gets some basics so enjoy the show and make sure to check out the links and videos we have provided below for more information.

Check out the Pintrest board for this episode here.

Although The Gals only talked about their Silhouette machines and the Cricut machine comparatively, there are others on the market and we found a great video that gives you a good, general rundown of each brand and its features. You can watch that video on the ezvid site.

For tons of tutorials and information we recommend putting the Silhouette School site in your favorite bookmarks and visiting it frequently.

Because The Gals mentioned both specifically, we are going to give you direct links to our favorite tutorials from the Silhouette School site.

Katie used this tutorial when The Gals did their glass etching episode; if you want to learn how to cut a stencil from dollar store shelf paper check it out.

This is the tutorial Katie uses to make sure all her settings are correct for using butcher/freezer paper for iron on fabric stencils are correct. Check it out!

Friend of the show, Ealasaid Hass, started this whole thing off by asking a question about her Silhouette Portrait that The Gals didn’t actually answer during this episode because they didn’t know the answer. They felt real bad about not answering the question so they found a great tutorial to answer it for them, which you can watch below.

Here are the cute projects The Gals worked on while recording:

Loni’s adorable love robot turned out great!

Loni’s adorable love robot turned out great!










And Katie finally got her machine to properly cut so she could deliver this card to her friend when she visited him in the hospital the day after his Valentine’s Day surgery.

And Katie finally got her machine to properly cut so she could deliver this card to her friend when she visited him in the hospital the day after his Valentine’s Day surgery.










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The Gals are very excited to be interviewing Katie’s friend Corrinna Griffis about modern quilting and the beautiful work she does next week. You will love her and learn a lot from her , so until then… make some cool shit, yo!


About 2artsygals

Podcast Producer. Artist. Writer. Cat lover. Unicorn worshiper. Narwhal enthusiast. Next level proficiency in swearing. Aging GenXer/Riot Grrrl with a True Crime fascination. I also like cheese.
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