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Cutting fabric with freezer paper

When ever I’ve cut fabric with an electronic cutting machine I have always used HeatnBond ultra.

I’ve cut fabric several times with my ScanNCut using HeatnBond and it’s always been perfect, so today I thought I would try using Reynolds freezer paper as I believe both. Gentleman Crafter and Mel Heaton have used it with their machines.

I have to say I am not really keen, infact if this had been the first thing I had tried with fabric it may have put me off.

Despite the fact I ironed the freezer paper really well to my fabric I found it just did not adhere as good as the HNB.

It had a tendency to move away from the fabric. I tried cutting the same shape with the paper facing up and facing down but got the same results.

I used blade3, pressure4, speed 5 and then blade4, pressure4, speed3 and got the same results.

It cut but not as clean as I get with HNB. The HNB ultra is no sew but I have to say I always sew it and never had any problem with my sewing machine or needles, there is also a light version which is recommended for sewing, so I may try that in the future.

Here is a photo of the shapes I cut as you can see they have fluffy edges, something I do not get when I use HNB.


Here is what I made with them, Its a note book cover.


If you have successfully cut fabric with freezer paper and had nice clean cuts, please let me know how you did it.

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