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How to Use Infusible Ink to Personalize Pillows

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I don’t know about you, but I am having so much fun with infusible ink lately! Recently I have had the chance to make some new pillow covers and so I am going to share my tutorial for how to use infusible ink to personalize pillows.

how to use infusible ink to personalize pillows

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How to Use Infusible Ink to Personalize Pillows

Create a Design

If you want you can use my bless your heart project file or my W monogrammed project file. If not, I’m going to show you how to make your own monogrammed design like I did for the W.

Get an image that you like. I combined a square and took out some dots and a square from it using the slice tool. I removed the W with the slice tool and so here is how you do that:

Place your monogram letter on top of the image. Then click the Align button at the top and center the letter.

lining up monogram and object

Once the letter is centered you will select the letter and the image in the right hand column while holding shift to select both items.

the image centered

Then click the Slice button in the bottom right corner. You will have something that looks like this:

slicing the image

You can then select the Ws that are the result of the slice. Delete the Ws.

the piece sliced from the image
removing the slice results

Now click the Make It button at the top right of the page. You will see your design on the cutting mat. Click the mirror button. Then click Continue.

the monogram mirrored

Cut the Transfer Sheet

Design Space will then walk you through selecting your material (ink transfer sheet) and loading the correct blade. Follow the prompts and it’s super easy. Remember to load the ink transfer sheet with the ink side up.

loading an infusible ink transfer sheet
Cricut Maker 3 cutting ink transfer

Peel the transfer sheet off of the cutting mat. Then remove the pieces of the transfer sheet that are not a part of your design. It helps to kind of bend the transfer sheet along the cut lines when you do this.

everything but the design removed

Apply the Transfer Sheet

I was so excited to make these pillows because I got to try out my new Cricut Easy Press 3. What I love about it is that it’s Bluetooth enabled and I used the Heat Press app on my phone. You enter all of your project info into the app and it walks you through the steps. It even sets itself to the right temperature and time for each step.

Easy Press 3 walking you through steps

The app even has little tutorial videos to help you out if you need them.

tutorial screen

First you reheat the blank pillow cover.

preheat the app

Then you put your design down on top of your pillow cover with the ink side down.

the image on top of the pillow blank

Then cover the ink transfer sheet with the paper included in your ink transfer sheet box.

design covered with paper

Then press it according to the instructions.

pressing the pillow cover

Remove the paper and peel off the transfer sheet.

how to use infusible ink to personalize pillows

For the Bless Your Heart pillow I decided to add some pom poms to it for a little something fun.

how to use infusible ink to personalize pillows
how to use infusible ink to personalize pillows- monogrammed pillow
how to use infusible ink to personalize pillows

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