Crafters Square Iron-On
I recently purchased some iron-on material from Dollar Tree, and I’m sharing the results in this post. The material is thick and durable and it applies easily to any fabric you’re working with. I used it to make a layered image on a Dollar Tree canvas bag. The Dollar Tree iron-on material is very inexpensive, so it’s a good option for anyone looking for an affordable way to customize their clothing and other fabric items. Keep reading and watch the video to learn more about Dollar Tree Iron-On Material and my product review.
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My Review for the Dollar Tree Neon Iron-On Material
At first glance, I noticed the iron-on material is much thicker than Cricut iron-on or Siser HTV (Siser is my favorite brand iron-on). The thickness could affect the way the material adheres to the fabric and it can make it difficult to cut the material using a Cricut machine.
I also noticed the clear film wasn’t clear. It had small yellow specs on the film and I was concerned this might transfer when I applied the heat press (keep reading to see if it did). It also made me wonder if the iron-on I purchased was defective because I’d never seen that before.
I chose a St. Patrick’s day image from Creative Fabrica to test the Dollar Tree Iron-On. I have a Creative Fabrica Membership so I can log in and download unlimited images.
Once I had the image sized in Cricut Design Space, I set the cut settings to Premium Glossy Vinyl with More Pressure. I recommend the Deep Cut Blade as well if you have it. I used my Cricut Explore Air 3 machine, which cuts very fast and was complete in no time.
Weeding, however, took more time than I expected. Since the material was very thick, I used my Cricut Bright Pad to weed the image. Weeding took about 20 minutes with the Dollar Tree Iron-on, whereas Siser would probably take under 5 minutes to weed this design.
When the image was ready, I used my Cricut EasyPress with a temperature of 350 degrees and 30 seconds to press the shamrock image onto the Dollar Tree canvas bag.
The result was really good! Those little yellow specs DID show up in the vinyl. It’s not terrible but like I said, I’m not sure if this roll was defective or not. I’ll have to check other rolls next time I’m at the store.
I decided to see if the Dollar Tree iron-on looks good layered with other iron-on materials so I used white Siser HTV on top of the shamrock, then Dollar Tree Neon green Iron-on.
You can see the Dollar tree iron-on bled into the Siser HTV (which has never happened to me before). The bleeding of the material left a yellow area around the image so I decided to work with that and added some yellow and green trim to the canvas bag so it wasn’t a complete fail.
My daughter said the bag looked cheap, lol, but I’ll let you decide for yourself. Overall, I think that Dollar Tree iron-on is a great alternative to other heat transfer vinyl if you are on a budget and don’t mind the Neon colors or taking the time to weed to materials. I personally do not see myself using it again since I have a well-stocked craft room with my favorite HTV from Siser.
How To use Dollar Tree Iron-on Material
Iron-on material is a great way to easily add designs to any fabric item.
- Cricut Explore Air 3
- Cricut Green Cutting Mat
- Dollar Tree Iron-On
- Cricut Weeding Tools
- Cricut EasyPress
- EasyPress Mat
- Cricut BrightPad
- Cricut Blanks (Canvas Bag)
- To use it, start by laying the fabric item you want to decorate flat and preheat a heat press like the Cricut EasyPress.
- Then, place the iron-on material design-side down on the fabric item.
- Set the heat press to the temperature and time according to the directions for the material you are using (cotton, poly blends, etc).
- Press the heat press firmly down for 8-10 seconds.
- After that, lift the heat press and check the design to see if it has adhered.
- If not, press down again for a few more seconds.
- Make sure to repeat this process until the design is fully attached.
- Finally, let the fabric item cool before removing the protective film.
Wrap-Up About Dollar Tree Crafters Square Iron-On Material
Dollar Tree Crafters Square Iron-On Material is a good product for your heat transfer needs. It is easy to use and is great for adding a special touch to any project. It is also cost-effective, making it perfect for budget-conscious crafters. The material is durable, so it will last through multiple uses and washes. Overall, it is a good product if you want to save some money on iron-on materials.
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