Cutting Felt

Can felt be cut with Cricut Explore Air 2? Some say no, some say yes and I am now confused… have somebody tried it and do you have any tips?

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That’s a good question. I wish I had some here to do a test. I have an Air 2, but zero felt…

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I do have felt but no supplies for cutting fabric and I am not sure what to purchase - mat, knives, etc :thinking:

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I have cut adhesive felt (but not regular felt) with an Air, but note that the knife sometimes drags.

Procedure:

  1. Set your dial to “Custom” and select your material from the “Make It” screen after you’ve connected to your Air 2.
  2. There are two or three default felt settings:
    "Felt, Wool Bonded" (pressure 331, cut 2x, fine point blade) and
    "Felt, Wool Fabric" (pressure 328, cut 5x, fine point blade).
    I use a “Craft Felt” setting (not sure if it’s preloaded or my custom): pressure 300, cut 3x, fine point blade.

I’m pretty sure I used a standard grip mat the last time I cut felt, and used painter tape to make sure it didn’t move on the mat.

Start there, and edit your custom settings as your device and computer require.

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Thank you very much for your setting suggestions. This is very helpful :heart::ok_hand:t2:

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I understand that felt will not cut very good on that machine. I reciently went from the air to the maker and I am even aftaid to cut felt on the Maker (newbies fears)

On the Maker, I’d use the rotary cutter and the fabric grip mat.

thankyou for the info I am now going to try the felt since some one has used it with success

The Makers Gotta Learn crew recently posted a video on how to cut felt on the Explore Air. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTf4AG9xfTQ&__s=cthk81i99d3vii5tikpm&utm_source=drip&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Thursday+email+-+non-members+&utm_content=Did+you+request+these%3F
Unfortunately, they conclude you need to use Cricut’s own felt products :unamused:

You’ll want to skip from about 2:00 (when she stops designing) to 11:30 (when she starts selecting materials and selects “bonded felt”) and viewi through to 15:20 (when she finishes her first cuts)

I have cut felt with my Cricut Air. I will say now that I have a Maker it’s way easier! With the explore you have to get heat and bond and iron it on - it needs a stabilizer. Then you use the deep cut blade and set your dial to custom and choose felt with backing as your material.

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