The felt with the sticky back works better. You get a clean cut. I have cut with a Cricut, but it takes a zillion repeat. I have cut with both the sizzix and the cutterbug, however it is better to keep repeating the presure.
There at Sizzix and Sizzixit. The sizzix is the large die cuts and the Sizzixit are tiny flat one like the one you might get for the QuicKutz handheld one. Then there are the Cutterbug, and cutterkids. They are all in the same family.
I would like to get a die cut machine to cut felt shapes and it sounds like the Sizzix big shot will work but I am confuessed as to what dies I get to cut the felt?
You can only cut something that thick in the Big Kick/Big Shot with the dies labeled "Bigz" and "Originals" (examples of each below) - their other dies do not have the same steel blades and will not be able to handle the felt.