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How to Edit Default Material Settings in Cricut Design Space

Posted on 8th January 2018


Cricut Design Space makes life pretty easy for users with its recommended material settings. So if you're not sure where to start with a new material, Cricut can guide you. Sometimes, however, you might find that those recommended settings don't always work as well as you'd expect. Luckily, you can easily change those settings and find what works best for you.

I found this to be the case with Cricut's default felt settings. If you want to change the default settings, here's what you need to do:

  1. Open the SVG you want to cut in Design Space. I'm using this free Rainbows in the Cloud design.

  2. Click the Make It button.

  3. You should see your design divided into separate mats based on the color of each layer. Click Continue

  4. Click View All above the material options in step one. 

  5. Click Material Settings

  6. Scroll to the material you want to edit. (You can quickly jump to the material by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-F on a PC or Cmd-F on a Mac and type up the name of the material.)

  7. When you've found the material you want to adjust, click the Edit button.

  8. You can change the cut force (ie how much pressure the Cricut uses), the default blade, and can turn the multi-cut feature on or off.

  9. In my case, I selected the felt material which Cricut defaults to the Deep Point Blade. I've found that the Rotary Blade works better, so you can just select Rotary Blade from the drop down menu. 

  10. When you change the blade, it will also automatically change the cut force for you.

  11.  Click Save.

  12. This will bring you back to the material settings list. Just click anywhere outside the box to close it.

  13. Now when you go to cut felt, it should default to the Rotary Blade.


If you want to go back to the Deep Point Blade as your default for felt, you don't have to worry about remembering the cut force number. Just go back to Material Settings, find Felt, click the Edit button and click Reset. This will restore Cricut's default settings.

If you would rather change the blade just once and keep the default settings in place, after you select your material, just click Choose Another Blade in step 2 of the Cricut cut settings.

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