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I’ve been seeing these blankets all over the internet. Whether it is Facebook, Pinterest or even just a Google search, it seems as though they are everywhere.
My best friend happens to be a Christmas Movie nerd. It’s what she is passionate about and loves. So, I thought making this blanket for her would be a perfect surprise.
Some are generic like mine. Other’s use the logo of a very popular TV channel. Don’t get me wrong, those are definitely adorable. However, I was scared of copy write infringement. Not only that but I didn’t want the same thing as everyone else. If you haven’t noticed by now, I don’t fit in anywhere. I choose to not fit in.
I was excited because I learned a new trick for Inkscape. I’m not even sure what it’s called. But now, I can make svg files in Inkscape and then open them in Design Space. I am looking into a resource page for my readers that will have my svg files available free. So keep checking back for that.
On to tonight’s project, I love how this blanket came out. Not only that, but it brought a bright spot in my bestie’s day. If I can bring happiness into someone’s day then it was a success.
Step 1: Download the file.
Step 2: Upload the file into Design Space.
Step 3: Click on the image and make it the size you want it. I made it approximately 11″X10″.
Step 4: Click make it.
Step 5: Click mirror image because you will be using heat transfer vinyl.
Step 6: Load your vinyl onto your cutting mat shiny side down. Note: HTV has the transfer sheet already attached to it. That is why you place the shiny side down. If not, your design will not cut.
Step 7: Load mat into cutter.
Step 8: Change your settings. For HTV, you will choose Iron on.
Step 9: Push the “C” button on your machine. Your Cricut will then cut the file out of your vinyl.
Step 10: Unload the mat and pull the vinyl off of mat.
Step 11: Weed the vinyl, which means removing the vinyl that is not being used or part of the design.
Step 12: Place the vinyl down on the blanket. The clear plastic backing is the transfer sheet. Use either an iron or a Easy Press/Heat Press to adhere the vinyl to the blanket. I used an Easy Press at 350. Go by the directions of your vinyl though.
Step 13: Pull back the plastic backing once cool.
This blanket will make you nice and cozy while enjoying a good hot cup of cocoa and watching Christmas movies.