Galaxy Squares Cut file and tutorial.

galaxy tshirt 1


Welcome to another weeks blog post! And of course a free cut file! This week to celebrate the release of all the new Pattern Vinyl we have just launched on the website in Self Adhesive and HTV in a variety of finishes, and sizes, I have a 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.

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***watch this being made here***

What you’ll need:

  • Silhouette Cameo 4. Available here Or Cricut machine 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 of your choice.
  • Cut files, which are free below! Including, Cricut, Silhouette and Brother cut files

Squares list

Before you start, you need to download the cut file here Squares cut files all Machines


Silhouette Cameo 4

1. Upload the cut file into Silhouette Studio and resize if necessary.

Cut settings: (**please test cut)

Heat transfer smooth

Auto blade: or Ratchet Blade-  2  

Speed- 6


Passes- 1

**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 this vinyl,  please test cut for your chosen machine found on our Application guide, and also Blog, Silhouette Cameo is here and portrait is here.

Cameo Loading Galaxy

2. Apply the Vinyl to the cutting mat, remembering that our Pattern HTV is NOT reverse cut so place it pattern print side facing up. Load the mat into the Machine using the  up arrow on the machine.

3. When happy with the size of the design, select ‘SEND’ in the top right corner of your screen. In the next window make sure your settings are all set to the successful settings from your test cut and ensure your machine is linked before proceeding to cut. (DO NOT MIRROR) Cut by pressing SEND in the bottom right.

sil 1 galaxy

4. When cut, unload the mat by pressing the machine’s down arrow, Due to the Pattern printed being used, you will need to transfer it with application tape included, I apply this now when the design needs to be kept in perfect alignment to make it easier then weed afterwards. To do this, apply the transfer application sheet provided to the front of your design , rub with your squeegee from behind when turning over before carefully peeling the backing. Once the backing is removed weed the excess vinyl away.

applying transfer tape to galaxy

weeding galaxy

galaxy weeded

5. 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.

easypresss setting

preheat easy press t-shirt

6. 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.

ready to press

7.Applying firm pressure so that your arms are locked and pressing hard into the garment, apply the press to the design for 15 seconds covering each area once only to not over heat the vinyl.

press galaxy

8. 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-shirt or design is looking a bit untidy then recover with a sheet of baking parchment and quickly repress smoothing over it like a iron would but quickly so not to over heat.

peeling warm

cover press

finished galaxy 2

Cricut Cut Files

To import these files into the Cricut Design Space:

Click “Upload Image” on the left-hand Design Panel, and navigate to the cut file you want to open. Select ‘Insert image’ and select image type ‘simple’ when prompted. Insert the image onto the canvas and resize to suit your project.

Reminder – Test cut!

Cut settings are found here for  JOY,  AIR2MAKER


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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