Cricut Everyday Iron-On works fabulously with the widest variety of base materials, including wood! Intricate designs are simple to cut with your Cricut machine, and you’ll weed with ease to prep for flawless application. Find cutting and application instructions and tips below.
What you need:
- Cricut smart cutting machine
- Cricut Design Space on computer or mobile device, or Cricut Joy app
- Cricut Heat Transfer Guide
- StandardGrip machine mat
- Fine Point or Premium Fine Point blade
- Cricut Everyday Iron-On
- Cricut EasyPress, heat press, or household iron
- Iron-On Protective sheet (optional)
- Base material
- Pre-wash fabric base materials without fabric softener to pre-shrink and remove chemicals that may prohibit strong adhesion.
- Recommended: To verify cut setting, perform a test cut using a small basic shape.
- Recommended: To verify application setting, apply test cut in an inconspicuous area on the base material.
- Find your pressing surface. If it’s firm, flat, and around waist high, you’re golden. Be sure to avoid flimsy ironing boards.
Design, cut, and weed
Note: Everyday Iron-On can be used in multi-layer designs. It can be applied on top of other Everyday Iron-On, or you can use it as base layers for other types of Iron-On. Keep this is mind as you create your design.
- Select and size your design in the software. Be sure to Mirror your mats before cutting if using Design Space. In the Cricut Joy app, Mirror is enabled automatically when you select a heat-transfer material.
- Select Everyday Iron-On from the list of materials.
- If using a Cricut Explore machine, turn Smart Set Dial to Custom.
- Place Iron-on sheet, liner side down, onto Cricut StandardGrip cutting mat.
- If using Smart Iron-On with Cricut Joy, it may be loaded into the machine without a mat.
- Load it into the machine and cut your design.
- When the cut is complete, weed your image.
- Preheat base material as instructed in our Heat Transfer Guide.
- Place the cut design on the base material with the shiny liner side up. Apply heat as instructed (see Heat Transfer Guide).
- Flip the base material over and apply heat to the back of the design as instructed (see Heat Transfer Guide).
- Use a cool peel to remove the liner.
Note: If using a household iron, use the Cotton/Linen setting (generally the highest temperature setting). Make sure the steam setting is OFF. Preheat the application area of your base material for 10-15 seconds. Place the weeded image, liner side up, onto the preheated material. Apply medium pressure with the iron for 25-30 seconds. Flip the material over and apply medium pressure with the iron to the back of the material for an additional 25-30 seconds. Use a cool peel to remove the liner.
- Wait 24 hours before washing embellished item.
- For longest life, wash and dry the embellished item inside-out.
- If areas of Iron-On material lift after washing, simply follow the complete application instructions to reapply.