Sizzix Framelits dies can be used for cutting cotton fabrics. I have been using the dies along on Sizzix Big Shot machine, its multipurpose platform, and cutting pads.
However, to make it easier, I also use an iron shim on the process. That way, I can cut my Japanese cotton fabric collections easily.
The order of the cutting pads, shim, and fabric is as follow:
1. Multipurpose platform (at the very bottom)
2. Cutting pad 1
3. Iron shim
4. Cotton fabric
5. Framelits die
6. Cutting pad 2
As you can see, the fabric is sandwiched between iron shim and framelits die. Then, they are all sandwiched with cutting pads before put on the multipurpose platforms.
Though framelits dies have short cutting blades, they can cut cotton fabrics nicely when iron shim is added. The iron shim acts like the other blade for the framelits so framelits work perfectly.
One thing though, you must be extra careful when using framelits to cut cotton fabrics. Since cotton has natural fibers, it’s not easy to be cut. Your iron shim and cutting pads might bend or break if you give too much works on them.