Thanksgiving is Halloween and Christmas’ little brother, it’s almost always forgotten. Use this FREE Thanksgiving SVG file to help jog your memory.
I don’t have any Thanksgiving decorations. I don’t quilt anything fall-like, I just don’t really make anything Fall style. I love Halloween so I don’t know why I’m like this. Maybe it’s hereditary. Every Halloween I’d pass out candy and decorate the tree at the same time. That’s what every 14-year-old does, right?
Supplies to make your DIY Thanksgiving Pillow
- Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore, or Silhouette Cameo
- Cricut EasyPress, Heat Press, or Iron
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Weeding Tool
Download the image above to your computer as an SVG file. When you have a Cricut, it’s really easy and is free to do. If you have a Silhouette machine, you have to purchase an additional program license to be able to upload your own SVG files. I personally liked the designer edition for Silhouette and it’s worth every penny.
Reverse the image when you cut it to make sure that it goes on the correct way.
Weed your image using a safety pin or a weeding tool. Just remove what you don’t want to be on your pillow and pull that off of the carrier sheet. When you cut an image out of HTV or Iron-On Vinyl, you don’t want to cut completely through. You want it to kiss cut the image so that you have that carrier sheet to hold your HTV where it should be while you’re pressing.
Lay your pillowcase down over a folded towel or use an EasyPress mat. Press at 315ºF for 30 seconds. Be sure to double-check your settings and that they match what HTV material you’re pressing. Every kind of HTV has different settings so be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
This image is from my Mischief Managed Harry Potter Socks but it’s the right temperature and length for what you’re trying to do.
After you’ve pressed, follow the instructions if your HTV is a cold or hot peel. Most smooth HTV is hot peel but shiny foil is cold peel. Again, all HTV is different so follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
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