Greatest Cricut Equipment: All the pieces You Must Make One thing Nice


Your Cricut is an incredible machine, nevertheless it wants loads of equipment to make utilizing it extra environment friendly. Whereas there are loads of “official” equipment on the market, that does not essentially imply they’re the most effective. That is why I’ve put collectively this helpful listing stuffed with all the good little instruments I exploit every single day with my Cricut machine. After years of trial and error, I’ve discovered my favorites and so they differ from tiny extras to massive machines.

When you’re searching for the best issues so as to add to your craft desk, that is the place I like to recommend you begin.


Cricut makes nice large rolls of Switch Sheets that will help you get vinyl from the adhesive sheet to wherever you need to put your creation, however that does not imply it is all the time the most effective instrument for the job. Whether or not it is due to comfort or worth or simply the correct quantity of adhesive, if I am engaged on a number of tasks without delay I choose to make use of lint curler sheets as an alternative. The handy little roll on a pleasant deal with makes it simple to get adhesive over the undertaking and raise it off the paper, and the tearaway nature of the lint curler sheet makes it tremendous simple to separate from the roll and get onto regardless of the vacation spot is to your creation. 

It could not be simpler for small tasks, and it is approach cheaper than utilizing the official Switch Sheets more often than not. 


There are loads of starter instrument kits for Cricut customers on the market, and Cricut makes a few of the greatest for the worth. There is a weeding choose that will help you raise up belongings you’ve already reduce, a spatula to get greater tasks off the mat with out tearing, tweezers for cleanup and exact placement and scissors for serving to you get to the best a part of the reduce simply. And when you have got the best piece off the cutter, you should utilize the scraper to both clear your slicing mat or extra simply apply the factor you’ve got reduce. 

There are actually extra instruments accessible to superior customers, however this equipment is all the things you’ll want to get began — and genuinely what each Cricut person ought to have beginning off. 

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The HTVront warmth press is an automated system that takes the guesswork out of urgent vinyl onto supplies. When utilizing a handheld warmth press you possibly can run into issues the place you press too lengthy or erratically, inflicting your design to not be nearly as good as you may want. The auto press is constant each time throughout the fabric so your prints look nice.

The HTVront is out there from Oct. 20, however you possibly can preorder it now.


I choose a precision reduce at any time when I can get it, particularly in the case of rescuing one thing I’ve reduce on my Cricut from the remainder of the sheet. I am not essentially the most correct with a pair of scissors, which is why I all the time suggest an excellent trimmer. The Weenkler trimmer is the right width for all sheets of vinyl, and the extender permits you to reduce bigger items with the identical stage of accuracy. 

It would not get a lot simpler than this as instruments go, and it makes your whole leftover scraps extra uniform for the following undertaking. 


Your Cricut machine got here with the identical StandardGrip Mat everybody has, however that isn’t all the time the most effective mat for the job. Cricut truly makes three other forms of mat for various supplies and conditions. The LightGrip Mat is nice for paper tasks the place you’ll want to be extra cautious, whereas the StrongGrip Mat is right for thicker vinyl and different extra inflexible supplies. There’s even a FabricGrip Mat, simply in case you’ll want to reduce some material. It is not all the time simple to search out every of those at your native craft retailer, which is why I like to recommend beginning out with one in every of every, simply in case. And this set of 4 straight from Cricut is the easiest way to do it. 


It is pretty frequent for Cricut customers to chop a complete bunch of issues suddenly after which spend a night weeding these issues so you have got a pleasant pile of tasks to work with. And the one factor each Cricut undertaking has in frequent is that extra gentle all the time makes it simpler. Whenever you’re at dwelling you have got loads of management over how a lot gentle you must work with, and the BrightPad Go is an enormous approach to assist with gentle whenever you’re anyplace else. This rechargeable pill helps you to management how brilliant the backlight is, and it is skinny sufficient to take with you anyplace. It is good for engaged on a undertaking for just a few hours whenever you aren’t at dwelling, so that you’re all the time capable of maintain being inventive.



  • Suits any measurement finger
  • Retains your floor clear


  • Scraps can persist with the within

Having a spot to your small scraps of weeding is crucial. I’ve ruined a number of tasks by by chance fusing a scrap of Infusible Ink onto a t-shirt, so I discover this little cup extraordinarily useful. The highest flaps assist maintain your scraps from falling out and it helps pull them off of the weeding hook.


One of many extra frequent issues Cricut customers are likely to make in the event that they resolve to do issues with clothes is a set of household T-shirts. Whether or not it is for a household trip or somebody’s nice thought for standing out at an enormous out of doors occasion, making an iron-on design for a T-shirt may be fairly fast. Making use of that design to a shirt so it appears to be like good will not be all the time really easy, particularly in case you’re making use of a design to a number of shirt sizes. That is why it is a good suggestion to have an alignment ruler information instrument, so you possibly can ensure you’re getting the best placement with every shirt measurement. 

This four-pack of blouse guides will assist you to place graphics on nearly each form of shirt with out issues, and so they can be utilized time and again.

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