112: Three-Ply Acrylic

It's kind of amazing that it's taken me this long to get to this project; when 52 Lasers was first conceived, using three-ply acrylic was on the first draft of our potential projects list. Now, more than two and a half years later, I finally have a project that requires this unique material! Three-ply acrylic [...]

68: Fussy Cut Templates

So, during Week 66, I made a disclaimer that the post wasn't really about English Paper Piecing, but rather a platform to talk about how to laser cut paper. This week is about cutting and piecing together fabric - consider yourself forewarned! To "fussy cut" a piece of fabric is to take great care in cutting the [...]

66: Tips for laser cutting paper

Well, I've managed to fall in with a group of quilters.  More accurately, English Paper Piecing enthusiasts.  If you've never heard of English Paper Piecing before and couldn't care less about cute geometric fabric shapes, don't worry, this post isn't really about quilting.  It's really about cutting paper. According to The Sewing Directory, "English Paper [...]

34: Votive Holders

I have a long and slightly bitter history trying to laser-engrave glass. The back of my old iPhone 4 wasn't having it, and the fire flowers I tried to cultivate didn't quite pass muster. Still, when a friend wants some glass engraved for her wedding, I'm certainly not going to turn her down! Lara and Paul [...]

30: Tokens & Templates

Once in a while I come across a job where I've got a handful of pre-cut shapes and I've got to etch a design onto them.  This can be tricky for any number of reasons, but the issue I run into most often getting the alignment between the etch and the shape it'll be on just [...]