how to get wild olive patterns made into iron-on transfers
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.
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!