Mind Your Own Biscuits HTV Kitchen Towels
Hi friends! Elise here from Polka Dotted Blue Jay. I love a good pun and I’ve been having so much fun adding them with Heat Transfer Vinyl to items around my house. I laughed out loud when I saw this “Mind Your Own Biscuits” design in the FREE Craftables library and knew my brunch table would need it this week.
Creating Your Design
Open up Silhouette Studio®. Download your art file from the Craftables library and then open in your Silhouette Design Studio. Click File>Open>Select your downloaded file. Size your design to the correct space on your 12x12 template – be sure to move the design as a group so it keeps everything lined up. You can do this by clicking and dragging to cover the whole design and then moving as one piece.
Flip your design horizontally. Select Object>Mirror>Horizontally. You need to cut your design out backwards so that it appears right side up when you iron it on your kitchen towel. Load your Heat Transfer Vinyl on a cutting mat, color side down, into your machine. Follow the prompts in the Design Studio to adjust your blade (if using a ratchet blade) for the type of Heat Transfer Vinyl you’re using and double check to make sure your design has been selected to cut. Select “Send” to start cutting.
Preparing Your Design
Use your a weeding tool to remove the excess vinyl from your design. Be sure to leave your design on the clear carrier sheet – this is how you will iron it onto your kitchen towel. Carefully remove the centers of the letters. Flip the sheets over to see the design facing the correct way to make sure you have completely weeded the design. Be sure none of your scraps are on the clear carrier sheet – they will end up being ironed onto your towel!
Creating Your Kitchen Towel
The Craftables Heat Transfer Vinyl includes awesome instructions on the packaging for making your Heat Transfer project. Be sure to follow those directions for the different types of Heat Transfer Vinyl. Here are the basics:
Heat up your iron or heat press. I use a clothes iron on cotton heat with NO steam.
Place your kitchen towel on your ironing board and make sure it is flat.
Pre-heat your kitchen towel.
Place your weeded design face up on top of the kitchen towel where you want it to go.
Cover your design with a Teflon sheet and apply firm pressure with your hot iron.
Spot test your design to see if it sticks to your kitchen towel when you pull up on the clear carrier sheet.
Once your design has completely transferred, remove the clear carrier sheet and discard.
I love how sassy these new kitchen towels are and they will be making an appearance at Sunday brunch this weekend when I make biscuits and gravy – my husband’s favorite.
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About the Author
I am Elise from Polka Dotted Blue Jay – a blog full of crafts, party inspiration, and desserts covered in sprinkles. I live in sunny southern California with my husband, our baby boy, and our two fluffy cats. My Grandmother ignited my creative spark as a little girl and I loved getting to visit her and work on whatever craft project she had dreamt up. I am a legal accounting clerk by day (hilarious because I am terrible at math) and a crafting tornado by night. Sometimes all a woman needs is some craft glue and glitter to find balance in daily life. I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of the Craftables team and can’t wait to get crafty with you!