Welcome to another weeks blog post! And of course a free cut file! This week to celebrate the New Pattern and Pastel Vinyls click here we have just launched on the website in Self Adhesive and HTV in a variety of finishes, and sizes, we have another popular design for you that took a while to line up, so hopefully downloading it below, will save you time and effort! allowing you to just enjoy making instead. We also did a square version of this so please check our blog pages should you want that too, and watch the video for that and many more on our Youtube channel here.
This file was used with our new Galaxy design , it is ideal for HTV and self adhesive applications and you could even use in in card making!
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What you’ll need:
- Cricut machine here
- OR. Silhouette Cameo 4. Available here
- Cricut Easypress and Easypress Mat here
- GMCrafts LED light panel here
- Pattern HTV here
- Squeegee. Available here
- Weeding tweezers . Available here
- Scissors from your own stash and a plain t-shirt or tote bag etc of your choice.
- Cut files, which are free below! Including, Cricut, Silhouette and Brother cut files
Before you start, you need to download the cut file here – Triangle Pattern Cut files
1. Before you start you will need to download the cut files for your chosen machine, link above. Unzip the file to use it by right clicking it in your downloads.
2. Upload each PNG into the design space. Click “Upload Image” marked yellow below on the left-hand Design Panel, and navigate to the files you want to open. Select ‘Insert image’ and select image type ‘simple’ when prompted. Next you’ll be asked to delete any space that does not get cut, you can skip this part by pressing ‘continue’. When asked if they’re print-then-cut images or just cut images, select cut images. Click save. When it has been uploaded, Insert the image onto the canvas and resize to suit your project, then click make it to move on to the next screen. On the next screen, If using the Cricut Maker 3 then you will need to choose to cut on the mat (unless using smart media)
3. Next you need to load your mat with material on. I used the Cut setting – Everyday iron on—- , Pressure setting-less. Please remember to test cut if you have not used this vinyl on your machine. Again proceed to make it. Remember to place your vinyl on the mat as shown rub with the squeegee to ensure it sticks to the mat, before you press the Cricut symbol or triangle button on the machine to cut.
Cricut Maker 3 settings, using the cutting matt.
**A reminder that these settings, including the blade setting, are specific to the materials and machine we’re using, adjustments may be necessary if using different materials and machine**
We always recommend before proceeding, you test cut your materials when first using so if you have not recently cut our Vinyl please test cut for your chosen machine found on our Application guide, and also Blog. Load the Vinyl chosen individually for each layer.
4. Remove the Vinyl from the mat by gently flexing the mat away from the vinyl and pull to one side to release the sheet.
5. Once weeded the outside edge of waste on the vinyl, before proceeding to weed the rest, take the Clear milky roll of transfer tape included with the pattern vinyl, remove the milky protective sheet and place the sticky side to the front of the pattern printed side, Smooth out with your squeegee, trim excess away and then turn over and rub with the squeegee on the reverse to ensure it transfers easily, then remove the carrier sheet that was originally on the Pattern Vinyl.
6. Proceed to weed the remaining part of the design you have chosen. (you can choose to use the inside or outside of the design.
7. Switch your Easy press on, and set the temperature to 160’c and the timer to 15 seconds, please refer to our Application guide, Preheat the t-shirt once the press is ready for 10 seconds to remove any moisture. Preheat your Apron, T-shirt or garment for 10-15 seconds to remove creases and moisture.
8. Lay the design already on the transfer tape in the correct place on your t-shirt or chosen item, facing up, and ensure it is on a hard surface, or Cricut Easypress matt and on a hard surface, check our guide here for more information on applying and using HTV successfully.
9. Once all areas have been pressed firmly, wait a few seconds to peel the carrier sheet away from the garment, if any areas have not stuck quickly repress firmly for 2-3 seconds on that area only, remove the carrier sheet. If after removing the sheet the t-towel or design is looking a bit untidy then recover with a sheet of baking parchment and quickly repress smoothing over it like an iron would, but quickly so not to over heat.
Silhouette Cut File
Before you start, you need to download the cut file, Upload the cut file into Silhouette Studio and resize as necessary, (when resizing bring all layers into the design software and select all at once to get the correct offset layers and save the adjusted file, so you can cut layers individually at that correct scale you have chosen) Remember to test cut if necessary and cut settings are found here along with test cut guidelines for every machine.
Brother Scan and Cut
To import these files into the Brother Canvas Workspace:
After downloading, please log in as usual to your design space account, open a new project mat, then left click on the SVG icon in the top left bar in canvas, this will then allow you to import your files. Once you left click this icon, a pop up box appears with you to choose where to import file from, choose to import the file from your downloads list or where you have chosen to save when unzipped.
Reminder – Test cut!
Cut settings are found here
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