Saturday, October 30, 2010

slice fabrique…

Did you know Making Memories has come out with a brand new SLICE die-cutting machine created specifically for cutting fabric?  I know you don’t, because it’s just being introduced at the Quilt Market in Houston, TX this weekend!  The new Slice Fabrique and new Slice Fabrique Design Cards were specifically made for fabric appliqué quilters.  Here’s a peek at the new machine (photo courtesy of Making Memories).


Now, I will be the first to admit that I am NOT a quilter.  I can sew a mean straight stitch on cardstock…but beyond that, I am WAY out of my comfort zone.  But pushing ourselves beyond the limits of our comfort zones is the only way we can learn and grow.  right?  That’s what I kept telling myself after I accepted a huge assignment from Making Memories using the Slice Fabrique

I had to keep reminding myself how much I was learning and growing as I worked for hours and hours and hours (seriously, people…I have always admired people who sew and quilt, but my level of admiration and even adoration has increased immensely!) on project after project after project.  This was definitely the biggest, most involved, single project I have ever undertaken.  All of my projects were created to decorate a “room” in the booth at the show.  My assigned room was a Baby Boy Nursery.

Okay, okay, enough babble…here’s a peek at a few of the projects I slaved over worked on for my room!

First up, a set of baby onsies. 


You want to see them a little closer, right?  I love this little whale with the water spraying.  The new Fabrique design cards have a fun new cutting option.  In addition to mirroring and shadowing (as the ms+ cards have), it allows you to cut a design in several pieces.  For example – the whale is actually FOUR separate cuts, then pieced together like a little puzzle.  This allows you to create images larger than the traditional Slice 4” size.  It also makes it easy to mix and match different fabric patterns to create a fun and whimsical look.slice_fabric_onsies6 

Doesn’t looking at this little lamb make you want to go to sleep?  (wait, not yet!)slice_fabric_onsies2

And this little turtle totally reminds me of the tortoise and the hare…slow and steady wins the race!  (this was my unofficial mantra the entire time I was working on this assignment, lol.)slice_fabric_onsies3

…never smile at a crocodile…especially when he has that crazed look in his button-eye!slice_fabric_onsies4

I love this little bug-eyed froggie…doesn’t he look like he’s just waiting for a fly to come along so he can stick out his tongue and snatch a snack?!?slice_fabric_onsies5

Next up – bibs.  You can never have enough bibs, right?  Especially cute little transportation themed bibs…with buttons! ;)

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The airplane is my favorite of the bunch.  I am allowed to have a favorite right?  Seriously, though, aren’t these designs the cutest?  I loved every single Fabrique card I was sent to work with.slice_fabric_bibs4

This is turning into a very long post.  That’s probably enough of my rambling for one day…I’ll be back tomorrow with a peek at a few more of my projects.  In the meantime, be sure to check out my cute friend, Laura’s blog.  She joined me on this fun little adventure – only she worked on projects for a little girl’s bedroom…and trust me when I tell you, they are super cute!  Click on over and peek at some of her work.  Also, check out the Making Memories website for more information, ideas, and news about the Slice Fabrique!


  1. Love how this project!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful work!

  2. Oh gosh, I so wish this was available almost 4 years ago when my little boy was born!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE these projects!!! completely adorable!

  3. totally crazy about your projects Wendy!!! I feel the same way about it on projects but I'm clueless on how to do it, lol!! You and Laura are selling me on this little do-dad :)

  4. Love those onesies! What an adorable idea!

  5. This is so cool, and the projects you made look wonderful! I hope there's a giveaway in the future!

  6. Your projects came out AWESOME!! You deserve a big pat on the back for stretching your creativity! GREAT job!!

  7. These are adorable!!!! I could have so much fun making some for my new grandson. Love the Slice and Making Memories!

  8. Those onesies are adorable! The perfect baby gift!

  9. how is this machine different than the original machine. can you not cut fabric with the original. Linda Gerig

  10. Do you sell the onesies that you made?

  11. I am a quilter and have enjoyed reading about the Slice machine, looks like a lot of fun!