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Custom Iron-On Transfers from Stitcharama

One of the questions that I'm often asked is "How do you use your PDF patterns?" There are several ways, and the most simple is tracing with a pencil or water-soluble pen. I also LOVE using water-soluble interfacing. These methods work, but they aren't the most traditional transfer that people think of with embroidery.

Iron-on transfers are a classic, going back decades. And of course, they are still very common. If you've ordered from Sublime Stitching, you probably ordered iron transfers. Aunt Martha's sells them, and Aimee Ray just released a new book of them! I've been asked if I'll ever offer my patterns this way, and while I've looked into it, it hasn't been something I could jump into. (By the way, this is different from using iron-transfer pens...something I'll talk about another time.)

But now, YOU can! Stitcharama is a Portland-based online shop that makes it possible to order small quantities of iron-on patterns.

They sent me a sample using my I Like Autumn pattern set, and I'll tell ya...they work great! The patterns transfer just like the kind you'd buy from a pattern company, and they show up so well on linen, which is usually my biggest tracing challenge. And while I haven't tried using my cup of apple cider more than once, these should be reusable...at least a couple times.

Custom Iron-On Transfers from Stitcharama

When you buy a transfer pack, you get two pages of transfers. They can be the same two pages, or different. Because of how transfers work, you do need to reverse the images so they come out right. On their Etsy shop they show lower pricing if you're having more pages printed, so be sure to ask about that.

So what does this mean for Wild Olive patterns? Well, if you've purchased any of my PDF patterns, you can send the file to Stitcharama and ask them to print the reversed page in the file (it's in all of the patterns in my shop!). They'll make it into a iron-on pattern for you!

And guess what? I've got an extra page of I Like Autumn patterns that I'd like to give away to one lucky reader. Yay! Enter below through Rafflecopter. This giveaway is open to international readers too. Hooray!

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Good luck, and thanks to Stitcharama for making this option available, and for sending me samples! Oh, and be sure to watch for another transfer giveaway coming (hopefully!) in December!

55 comments:

  1. I have the nativity and would love it in an iron-on!

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  2. That is so cool! I remember back in the late 80s/early 90s, my older sister had a huge book of iron on transfers. Whenever I would sleep over at her apartment, we would pick one out and transfer them onto t-shirts where she would "stitch" them with puffy paint.

    I rocked the heck out of my carousel horse neon puffy paint sweater that year.

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    1. Whoops I didn't answer the question!

      I would love to see the Little Owls pack as an iron on set!

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    2. That carousel transfer sounds so familiar to me...I may have had that same book!

      And we can accept "not-yet-made carousel horse pattern set" as an answer! haha!

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  3. I would like the 12 days of Christmas pattern set in an iron on transfers.

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  4. i'd love all your minis as iron-ons. that way i surely won't lose tiny details!

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  5. LOVE! I need a frustrated fruit cake transfer!!!

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  6. Bonnie12:55 PM

    Any of your designs would be greatly loved by me. I do as many as I can find items to embroider on!

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  7. Anonymous1:07 PM

    I'd love to have your "Sweet Treats" pattern set turned into an iron-on transfer. I love cute desserts! I also really love your "Doughnut Shop" set. I've never actually tried using iron-ons, but I've heard lots of people say they're super easy and convenient to use. Thanks for the give-away, Mollie!

    Sarah N. A.

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  8. The narwhal! These look so great.

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  9. I adore the family portraits set with all the different cute frames! That would be a fun one as a transfer!

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  10. Jolly Spiff or the Homework Helpers! Those are lovely designs. :)

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  11. The piggy bank, macaroons or stamps!

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  12. I have Been wanting to try the iron on!! Thanks for the great post and a chance to win!!!

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  13. I truly love all of your designs! They are so cute :)

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  14. I found you sweet Stitch love book at the library!! Yay!!!!

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  15. Any of the adorable animal designs!

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  16. Anonymous3:02 PM

    So cute! I'd love to see "food friends 2" as an iron on.

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  17. Wow, what a great and convenient product! I would make the Little Owls at Christmas into an iron-on.

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  18. I love the cute otters, so I would like to get a "Sweet Otter".
    Thanks for the chance!
    Greetings, Rike

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  19. I would love to see Santa's cookies as an iron-on.

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  20. Well, I don't know that they would lend themselves well to transfer but I do love the Kitschy Christmas ornaments. Just adorable!!

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  21. It's really hard to choose! I do love the I like autumn and your Alice inspired patterns though. xo

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  22. I would use it on 1+1=1 Food Math. It would make it easier to put on kitchen towels.

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  23. I would like your 2014 Christmas Sampler. I don't mind using Fabri-Solvy for your little patterns, but it would be nice to not have to trace over the larger sampler. Thanks for making us aware of this service!

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  24. Home Sweet Home :)

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  25. Anonymous6:34 PM

    Pretty tough to choose just one. The Teeny Tiny Tropics

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  26. I would like any of your food embroideries. Food with little faces is cuteness overload for me! :)

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  27. Yay! I would love a chance to win! Love your patterns!

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  28. "You are my lucky star". I would love to stitch this one up for my little granddaughter, in a wooden hoop.
    Thanks so much!
    nettiecrain@live.com

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  29. I love all of your patterns.. 😄

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  30. Ummm is this even a question...any and all of them! Haha But seriously, I adore all of your patterns.

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  31. I love all of your patterns!

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  32. I would love the nativity, also. But I'd be happy with any of them! I like the summer ones too.

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  33. Call me coo-coo but I love the simplicity of your handwriting!

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  34. Oh, happy day, when Wild Olive's patterns are available as iron-ons!

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  35. The Kawaii coloring sheet!

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  36. I would pick your hexagon tinies patterns for sure!!

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  37. They are all so cute! Any of them, but I do love the Kawaii coloring sheet.

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  38. Love the different pumpkins!

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  39. Hard question, because I like all the Wild Olive patterns. I would probably use the Kawaii coloring sheet and/or the Hexagon Tinies.

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  40. Kitschy Christmas Baubles! They are so cute!

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  41. any of them your choice

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  42. Such a good idea. I would use transfers for words to add a personal touch to homemade gifts.

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  43. This is so awesome!!! Love it, can't wait to try it!! I think I'd try it on the next Stitching Club!! :)

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  44. Alyssa12:38 PM

    I would like the patterns from your book to be iron on!

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  45. I'd love the postage stamps as an iron transfer

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  46. I really like your seasonal patterns.

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  47. Great idea! Me too! I'd like words to add to homemade gifts! But I love all your patterns, they are so sweet!

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  48. I would LOVE to see your book drawings on iron on stencils, especially the dinosaurs and farm animals. SO cute.

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  49. Those iron-on transfers look very handy indeed! I would pick Ninja Cat! for my kitty-loving 5-year-old ninja boy. :)

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