For the second shirt- Molly's ornament tee- I used Heat'n'Bond which is sort of like double sided interfacing but not as thick. That way I wouldn't have to sew around the applique, just iron on. It worked fantastic as well! I used quilter's weight cotton for the appliques.
The thing I REALLY like about discovering that the Silhouette will cut fabric is that I no longer have to buy special heat transfer material to make tees. Just Heat'n'Bond and fabric in my choice. Plus, I can use different patterned fabric instead of just solid colors.
A few things....
The software recommended that I cut at a 3 setting. However, when I used 3 it didn't cut anything just made an outline. So I set it to 8 and it cut just fine. I also cut flannel at an 8 for the mittens which is thicker and more fibrous than regular quilter's cotton. Also, for finer details, like the zigzag pattern in the round ornament, a setting of 5 worked best.
Now, I'm really curious whether or not it will cut stiff felt. I don't think it would cut regular felt but perhaps stiffened might work. I think I'll try this tomorrow and let you know! That would be REALLY fantastic. You could make those cute flower barrettes without having to buy special cutting dies.
These shirts would also make great gifts for kids. I like the idea of appliqueing their names on long sleeved tees, or mom, dad, sister, etc.
And don't forget!!!!!!!!!