Quick Tip Tuesday

 Last week, I recommended smooth vinyl as opposed to glitter, holographic, or flocked vinyl, for crafters who are just beginning to learn to use HTV (heat transfer vinyl-also called iron-on vinyl).  If you have an occassion coming up for which you want to make some t-shirts, I suggest smooth vinyl because it cuts well and is fairly easy to weed.
I made the skirt from fabric I had on hand; I purchased the shirt and ironed on the design.

Something else to remember is to select the right fabric on which to put your design. Cotton or cotton/poly blends work best with HTV.  In addition, you should wash and dry your fabric to remove any residual chemicals that might affect the adhesion of the vinyl. 

Always follow the manufacturer's directions for ironing or heat pressing your vinyl. Happy crafting!

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