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How to Cut Multiple Scraps of Vinyl on One Cricut Mat

From the So Fontsy Blog Cricut Design Space Tutorial How to Cut Multiple Colors on One Mat

How to Cut Multiple Scraps of Vinyl on One Cricut Mat

Today we are going to learn how to set up and cut multiple scraps of vinyl on one Cricut mat. This trick can save time and also use up that stash of scraps you've been hoarding, I mean saving like me ;)

This super quick technique works best when you are cutting all of your designs out of the same material with the same blade.

>>> Keep in mind that if you are cutting different materials, you want to use separate mats so you can have the machine cut with different blades/pens, etc. 

First, let's open a new canvas in Cricut Design Space.

Upload your design. I am using the All American Mama design, which is part of the Holiday Starter Bundle.

I resized the design to 7" wide to fit the material scraps I am using.

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Now click Make It.

This brings you to the screen where you see the design has been split by color onto 3 mats.

We are going to move all designs onto the 1st mat from this screen.

  • Choose the 2nd mat and click on the design.
  • Click on the 3 dots ... in the upper left hand corner of the design.
  • Choose Move Object.
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This will throw the designs on top of the design already on mat 1.

Don't worry, we will fix those later.

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Now choose the 3rd mat.

Click on the 3 dots ... in the upper left hand corner.

Click Move Object.

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Now all of the designs are on mat 1 and they definitely look a bit jumbled.

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Use your mouse to move the designs around so they have a little space between them.

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Click Continue. Set your material and insert the correct blade.

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I loaded my vinyl scraps onto the single mat. Then double check to make sure they match the sizes on your mat screen.

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I hope this quick tutorial on How to Cut Multiple Scraps of Vinyl on One Cricut Mat was helpful.


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Comments

Nilsa

- January 14, 2021

that tutorial was awesome! Simple to understand! Thank you!


myrna

- January 14, 2021

thank you very much. this was very helpful


sherry

- January 14, 2021

that was absolutely a great video I never knew how to do that. I guess there are many things that I really don’t know how to do with my Cricut even though I’ve had them for years in my latest is the maker and the joy. Thank you for that beautiful informational video easy to understand


Barb Keating

- January 14, 2021

That was very helpful. I didnt know you could move stuff around. I love making stuff!


Nishtha Hudson

- June 14, 2020

This was easy to understand and very helpful.

Thank you!!!!

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