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« on: August 10, 2005 09:37:59 PM »

ok.. so
Who knows anything about iron on transfers? lol

I am making this shirt.. I took a yellow shirt(the exact same as the blue on in the first picture.. and turned it into the second picture.. I still have to transfer another image to the back  and also added the inserted different colour collar(yesi  know the stitchin shows.. lol i like it! hehe) and am added more of the red around the sleeves..

My question is about Iron ons.. How long do you iron for?? I had quite a few problems with this one.. which wasnt bad because I like the cracky look. But is it ever too long? I found it was really sticky and hard to pull off, and some of the color was left on the paper.. not much just a bit..

Do I let it cool before I take the paper off or pull it off immed? Thanks!
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2005 08:37:54 AM »

just a question...didn't you already use the iron on transfers to make the yellow shirt? so why do you need to know how to use them? no offense Tongue

...you iron it on for 15 seconds and peel the paper off whenever you want.
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2005 09:07:33 AM »

yup thats what i used.. but it didn't turn out perfectly.. i like how it turned out for this shirt, but i am making one as a gift and want it too look a bit niceer thats all.. I think I 'over' ironed.. if thats possible..

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2005 09:10:06 AM »

Then kind I bought required much more ironing than 15 seconds and the directions said to peel off after 5 seconds for a matte finish or allow to cool completely for a gloss finish. The gloss turned out much more "professional" in my humble opinion  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2005 09:23:21 AM »

I don't know about how long you iron for, but I've had best results when I let the transfer cool all the way before peeling it off. [btw, cute shirt.]


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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2005 11:14:00 AM »

Ditto on the letting it cool. You won't have that funky gluey stuff when you peel it off if it's cool. I learned this the hard way..lol

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2005 11:30:57 AM »

I went out and bought a new pack of transfer paper(ridiculously expensive as there is only one store that sells it! errr small town evilness) and so now I have actual instructions(the piece I used for that shirt was just a random piece  i found mixed with the photo paper.. lol

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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2005 02:40:29 PM »

I stenciled that exact picture on a patch a while ago.  Smiley

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