Vinyl Crafting FAQ

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If you are getting frustrated with trying to cut tiny letters out of vinyl, sick of wasting time and materials and getting terrible results, I have a lifesaving tutorial for you. What you will learn: - the best fonts for cutting tiny letters - the best materials for cutting and weeding small fonts - the best settings and tools for Cricut machines Letters, Fonts, Small Letters, Htv, Vinyl Crafts, Small Font, Vinyl, Tools, Cutting
How to cut tiny letters with a Cricut machine
If you are getting frustrated with trying to cut tiny letters out of vinyl, sick of wasting time and materials and getting terrible results, I have a lifesaving tutorial for you. What you will learn: - the best fonts for cutting tiny letters - the best materials for cutting and weeding small fonts - the best settings and tools for Cricut machines
They aren't found in craft stores, but ThermoFlex, DecoFilm, and other heat transfer vinyls (HTVs) made by Specialty Materials are a favorite of professionals and crafters in-the-know. Specialty Materials makes more than 45 different types of HTV, including heat- and light-sensitive, colored reflective and glow in the dark, and HTV of every finish and color you can imagine. I have had a number of people contact me asking for a time and temperature chart for ThermoFlex and DecoFilm like the ones I created for Cricut and Siser HTV, so I created a set of charts for Specialty Materials products available as printable PDF files Crafts, People, Glow, Heat Transfer, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Vinyls, Project Reflection, Siser
ThermoFlex HTV printable time and Temp charts
They aren't found in craft stores, but ThermoFlex, DecoFilm, and other heat transfer vinyls (HTVs) made by Specialty Materials are a favorite of professionals and crafters in-the-know. Specialty Materials makes more than 45 different types of HTV, including heat- and light-sensitive, colored reflective and glow in the dark, and HTV of every finish and color you can imagine. I have had a number of people contact me asking for a time and temperature chart for ThermoFlex and DecoFilm like the ones I created for Cricut and Siser HTV, so I created a set of charts for Specialty Materials products available as printable PDF files
If you've been making HTV/iron-on projects with your Cricut or Silhouette machine, you might not have heard yet about a vinyl brand called WALAKut. It's the house brand offered by Heat Transfer Warehouse, and I'm going to show you an overview of the different WALAKut varieties, highlighting the unique features I love about this HTV. Machine, Heat, Silhouette Machine, Synthetic Fabric, Heard
Why you need to try WALAKut HTV
If you've been making HTV/iron-on projects with your Cricut or Silhouette machine, you might not have heard yet about a vinyl brand called WALAKut. It's the house brand offered by Heat Transfer Warehouse, and I'm going to show you an overview of the different WALAKut varieties, highlighting the unique features I love about this HTV.
The Cricut EasyPress is a great home heat press, but can it be used for sublimation projects? Read our hot takes here. Reading, Heat Press, Pressing, Mug Press, Sublimation Paper, Projects
Can you use the Cricut EasyPress for Sublimation?
The Cricut EasyPress is a great home heat press, but can it be used for sublimation projects? Read our hot takes here.
Flocked iron on is a heat transfer vinyl (HTV) product that has a soft, velvety feel. It's a thicker vinyl product that you can use to make tote bags, hats, hoodies, bags, and more. If the examples you've seen of flocked iron-on have been single-layer snoozefests, you're missing out on the versatility of this cool HTV. This material can be layered to look like embroidery and can even be used to make super thick 3D decals. Let's learn all about this groovy iron-on! 3d, Tote Bags, Embroidery, Siser Easyweed
What is Flocked iron-on and how do I use it?
Flocked iron on is a heat transfer vinyl (HTV) product that has a soft, velvety feel. It's a thicker vinyl product that you can use to make tote bags, hats, hoodies, bags, and more. If the examples you've seen of flocked iron-on have been single-layer snoozefests, you're missing out on the versatility of this cool HTV. This material can be layered to look like embroidery and can even be used to make super thick 3D decals. Let's learn all about this groovy iron-on!
Tote bags are my favorite base for using HTV. There are a lot of reasons why I think tote bags make great blanks for HTV projects: 1. large surface to work on 2. made of sturdy material like cotton or canvas that can support high heat and multiple layers 3. don’t get washed frequently so you don’t have to worry about the durability of the vinyl through laundering 4. they make useful, cool gifts that can be stored easily 5. you can never have too many, and you’ll never outgrow a tote bag! Bags, Canvas Tote Bags, Bag Making, Htv Projects, Bag
How to layer HTV on canvas tote bags
Tote bags are my favorite base for using HTV. There are a lot of reasons why I think tote bags make great blanks for HTV projects: 1. large surface to work on 2. made of sturdy material like cotton or canvas that can support high heat and multiple layers 3. don’t get washed frequently so you don’t have to worry about the durability of the vinyl through laundering 4. they make useful, cool gifts that can be stored easily 5. you can never have too many, and you’ll never outgrow a tote bag!
How to use WALAKut Glow Puff vinyl to make t-shirts and more, with free designs and instructional video included. Puff HTV is one of the most variable iron-on materials that I've worked with, and it can give even seasoned professionals a hard time. This tutorial will walk you through how to press Glow puff vinyl to get smooth, inflated results that really stand out, and avoid the bumpy, brainy texture that can be so frustrating! Shirts, Smooth, Texture, Glow In The Dark, Hard, How To Make Tshirts
How to use Glow in the Dark Puff HTV with a Cricut EasyPress
How to use WALAKut Glow Puff vinyl to make t-shirts and more, with free designs and instructional video included. Puff HTV is one of the most variable iron-on materials that I've worked with, and it can give even seasoned professionals a hard time. This tutorial will walk you through how to press Glow puff vinyl to get smooth, inflated results that really stand out, and avoid the bumpy, brainy texture that can be so frustrating!
Here's a cool tutorial showing you all the steps you need to make amazing dimensional badges and decals for hats, backpacks, bags and more, with Siser StripFlock Pro HTV! Crafting, Badge, Custom, Pro, Badges
How to make 3D Badges with Siser StripFlock Pro and an EasyPress
Here's a cool tutorial showing you all the steps you need to make amazing dimensional badges and decals for hats, backpacks, bags and more, with Siser StripFlock Pro HTV!
Puff heat transfer vinyl is ***the*** hot material to try this year…I’ve used puff HTV for quite a few projects, and I’ll try to answer your questions about what this material is, how it’s cut and how it’s applied. Puff vinyl texture can vary a lot depending on the brand you’re using, the material you’re pressing it on, and the temperature, time and pressure you use. You can get a smooth marshmallow finish, but if you're not carefulm you can get an orange peel finish, or even a brainy texture. Peel
What is Puff HTV and how is it used?
Puff heat transfer vinyl is ***the*** hot material to try this year…I’ve used puff HTV for quite a few projects, and I’ll try to answer your questions about what this material is, how it’s cut and how it’s applied. Puff vinyl texture can vary a lot depending on the brand you’re using, the material you’re pressing it on, and the temperature, time and pressure you use. You can get a smooth marshmallow finish, but if you're not carefulm you can get an orange peel finish, or even a brainy texture.
Have you been wanting to make your own wavy stacked text designs for t-shirts, hoodies and bags? My easy to follow tutorial will guide you step by step through the process, letting you choose any fonts you want. Plus, my tutorial is the only one that offers an easy template to help get you perfect results every project you make! Retro, Cutting Files, Svg Cutting Files, Text Design, Text
How to make Wavy Stacked Text SVGs cut files for Cricut and Silhouette
Have you been wanting to make your own wavy stacked text designs for t-shirts, hoodies and bags? My easy to follow tutorial will guide you step by step through the process, letting you choose any fonts you want. Plus, my tutorial is the only one that offers an easy template to help get you perfect results every project you make!
You don't have to be intimidated or disappointed by puff iron-on any more! Use my simple tips to get amazing puffy results using your EasyPress! Vinyl Shirts, Snip, Puffed, Simple
How to make Puff HTV shirts with an EasyPress
You don't have to be intimidated or disappointed by puff iron-on any more! Use my simple tips to get amazing puffy results using your EasyPress!
The Cricut EasyPress Mini is a great little tool in your crafting room. With its edge-to-edge heating element it is perfect for adding iron-on details to small or unusually-shaped items like shoes and hats. Check out our full printable time and temperature settings chart for using the mini press with Cricut Iron on, plus project files to make an easy at a glance temperature range tag to let you keep track of the temperature settings when using other brands of HTV. Printables, Mini, Printable
Cricut Mini Press time and Temp charts
The Cricut EasyPress Mini is a great little tool in your crafting room. With its edge-to-edge heating element it is perfect for adding iron-on details to small or unusually-shaped items like shoes and hats. Check out our full printable time and temperature settings chart for using the mini press with Cricut Iron on, plus project files to make an easy at a glance temperature range tag to let you keep track of the temperature settings when using other brands of HTV.
If you've been looking for a printable guide to time and temperature for Cricut Iron on, we've got the best chart available for free download. Includes time, temperature, pressure and peel infor for every Cricut Iron on and every base combination. No need to refer to the online guide while you're pressing with this printable Cricut cheat sheet!
Printable Cricut Heat Press Guide for Everyday Iron-on and more!
If you've been looking for a printable guide to time and temperature for Cricut Iron on, we've got the best chart available for free download. Includes time, temperature, pressure and peel infor for every Cricut Iron on and every base combination. No need to refer to the online guide while you're pressing with this printable Cricut cheat sheet!
If you've been frustrated trying to cut out small vinyl letters with your Cricut machine, we've got answers for you! We've tested fonts, vinyl, HTV and cut settings to find the right combination that gives great results without you losing your mind! Vinyl Lettering, Cool Fonts
The Best Fonts, Vinyl and Settings for cutting small letters with a Cricut
If you've been frustrated trying to cut out small vinyl letters with your Cricut machine, we've got answers for you! We've tested fonts, vinyl, HTV and cut settings to find the right combination that gives great results without you losing your mind!
Pressing HTV on heat sensitive polyester can be tricky. Read our tips for great results when applying HTV on sensitive fabrics! How To Apply, Cricut Htv
15 Tips for Pressing Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) on Polyester
Pressing HTV on heat sensitive polyester can be tricky. Read our tips for great results when applying HTV on sensitive fabrics!