Learn how you can make use Cricut pillow sham blanks using Cricut Infusible Ink.
Cricut has continued to release new blanks that work their Infusible Ink, including an 18" x 18" pillow sham. I absolutely LOVE the material that this pillow blank is made of. Not only that, it works with the huge variety of infusible ink sheets and pens.
Cricut's product line of product lines for blanks that work with their Infusible Ink keeps on expanding. There are a variety of sources for getting Infusible Ink blanks, but my favorite line to use is theirs. The reason is because it's not a guessing game in trying to figure out what temperature, setting, and material percentage will work with the material.
First Impressions of the Cricut Pillow Sham Blanks
The Cricut Pillow Shams retail at $9.99 per pillow. Each package comes with an 18" x 18" (45.72cm x 45.72cm) pillow sham that has a linen texture, but made of polyester. For those of you new to Infusible Ink, in order for the ink to meld into the material, it is ultra important to have the material blank be made of polyester.
The quality of the material was undeniable. There was a hidden zipper that was beautifully crafted.
When taking it out of the packaging, I noticed they used the little plastic things to keep them rectangular in the packaging. So I needed scissors to make sure that I didn't tear the pillow.
Where do you find the heat settings for Cricut brand pillow shams with Infusible Ink?
Cricut has a heat guide that provides information on supplies, stacking order, and preparation tips that are specific to the heat-transfer material and base material chosen from the available menu options.
What are the recommended heat settings for Cricut brand pillow shams with Infusible Ink?
The recommended Cricut settings for Pillow Shams with Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets or Pens/Markers are 385°F with light pressure at 60 seconds.
All About the Cricut Pillow Sham Blanks
The Cricut Pillow Sham blanks is made to work their Infusible Ink Pens & Markers as well as Infusible ink Transfer Sheets (check out my beginner tutorial on all things Infusible Ink).
The beauty behind using Infusible Ink Pillow Shams is the ability to create designs that don't peel and wrinkle like that of regular vinyl. It gives you a very professional appearance because the ink bleeds into the material.
You design your image inside of Cricut's Design Space using your Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker. Once you design your project, you'll want to mirror your image.
Click the "Make It" button, it'll send it to the machine. When you are weeding Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets, it's a little different than weeding regular vinyl. While you don't have to worry about the sticky backing that you are removing, Infusible Ink is more prone to tearing during the weeding process.
These pillow shams are optimized for Infusible Ink transfers that will allow your projects to stand the test of time with pro-quality transfers that will take it past crafter status!
Pillow Designs in Cricut Design Space
When you choose the "Image" button in Cricut Design Space, you can choose from so many different options. I looked up the phrase "farmhouse", and there were a ton of designs I could choose from.
I didn't even need to design my own image, I just cut out what I wanted. That's crafting in half the time! Trust me when I say I will not judge you from not designing from scratch.
How to Use Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets on Cricut Pillow Sham Blanks for Beginners
Supplies to Make Cricut Infusible Ink Pillow Shams
- Cutting Machine
- Design Space
- Weeding Tool
- Cutting Mat
Materials for Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets on Pillows
- Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets
- Cricut Pillow Sham Blanks
- Cricut Easy Press (or heat press that goes up to 385°F)
Directions on Using Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets with Cricut Pillow Blanks
Create your project in Cricut Design Space. Ensure your design is mirrored.
Choose "Make It" when ready.
Feed in your material and choose the settings on the screen.
The Cricut machine will cut. Once it finishes, unload it, carefully weed the negatives.
Turn on your heat press.
Pre-press the pillow sham for 15 seconds.
Insert cardstock inside the pillowcase to prevent any type of bleed through.
Layer on the following items in this order: Easy Press Mat (face up), pillow blank with card stock inserted, weeded infusible ink transfer sheet face down, Teflon, Easy Press (or heat press).
Allow it to press for 60 seconds at light pressure. Remove heat.
Allow it to sit for 15 seconds to cool before removing the remaining plastic substrate.
Summary on Cricut Pillow Shams Using Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets
Cricut continues to release new products to work with their machines, which means infinite possibilities of creativity for you. They are not only coming out with pillow blanks, but also kids shirts in 3T and 4T sizes, make up bags, and wine bags!
I would highly recommend using Cricut brand blanks for your next project. Remember to check out the Ultimate Guide to the Best Sources for Cricut Infusible Ink Blanks available!
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