Sometimes in life…..you know exactly what you want…but can’t find it ANYWHERE. It’s time to put the craft gloves on and diy your own!
I have some specific colors I wanted…and found nothing (under $100) that fit the bill. Lucky for me..Expressions Vinyl has heat transfer vinyl in PERFECT colors!
and guess what? I didn’t even use an electronic cutter! Just some scissors! Which means you can do it too!
This pillow is 22 by 22. So I did math (insert puking emoji) and figured out how big I would need the triangles (squares cut in half) They were 5.5 in squares and then cut in half for the triangles. I made a stencil and used it to trace them on the back. I actually only used 4 triangles per color. What I love about heat transfer vinyl is that you can play around with placement. I moved them around about 100 times. I was trying to make sure that each color was on each row and not too’c close to each other….(oh! I wanted to mention. I orginally cut a white piece of fabric to iron on…but I wanted gray on it…but couldn’t find any gray heat transfer in my stash (and I know I have some! Time to clean the craft room again!) So I swapped out white fabric for gray so I could leave some triangles off and let the gray peak through! After I had it placed where I wanted I took a picture. (because you need to move them out the way as you iron and I didn’t want to forget!)
Now…I start with the corner and did rows…I didn’t try to do iron on more than one at a time because these pieces curl a little–AND I didn’t cut them super precise and they overlap a little bit so I needed to iron one on, peel off the plastic carrier sheet and then iron on another!
and I wanted to mention: after peeling the carrier sheet, you don’t want the iron to touch any of the exposed vinyl–so I laid the carrier sheets I had already peeled up over any surrounding vinyl just to be safe! (medium heat setting on iron …15 seconds PRESSING)
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