Have you Tried Therm O Web Iron on Vinyl?

Have you tried Therm O Web’s Iron on Vinyl?  If not, you should!  I decided I should try this product out since we are selling it at our website, Quilting Lodge.  After all, it is very important to me to be able to answer questions about the products we carry.  So, I grabbed some fabric and a piece of the Iron on Vinyl and I went to town.

First, I ironed my fabric, Dilly Dally by Moda, to get all the wrinkles out.

I just love this fabric!

Next, I peeled the paper backing off the Vinyl.  I put the Vinyl on top of the fabric with the sticky side touching the fabric.

The Vinyl is placed sticky side down on the fabric.

Then I placed the paper, shiny side down, on top of the Vinyl.  The grid on the paper is face up, as in the picture below.

All I need to do now is iron it on.  I slowly ironed over the entire piece until the Vinyl adhered.  It did not take long at all.

I peeled the paper off and repositioned it so I could make sure the edges were secure.

I turned the paper to go around the edges one more time.

And finally, I flipped it over and ironed on the fabric side for a minute.  It’s that easy!

The final product!
The fabric on the left is coated.  The fabric on the right is not.

Now, you might be asking yourself why you would want to coat your fabric with Iron on Vinyl?  Well, just think of all the wonderful things you could make….bibs, placemats, tablecloths, coasters, diaper bags, little rain hats, rain coats, etc.  The list goes on and on.

A couple things to keep in mind…

  • Your fabric needs to be smooth before you adhere the vinyl
  • You need to use a medium heat setting on your iron
  • Never place your iron directly on the vinyl.  Always place the paper on top of the vinyl before you iron
  • Always laminate your fabric before sewing
  •  This product is water resistant, durable, and UV rated

The only negative about this product is it’s size.  It’s 17″ wide and I think it could be a little bigger.

It’s a great alternative to the high priced coated fabrics that the manufacturers are producing.  And you aren’t limited to what they produce…the possibilities are endless!

What do you think?  Have you used this product?  Would you consider using it?  Let us know your thoughts!

2 thoughts on “Have you Tried Therm O Web Iron on Vinyl?

  1. Is it hard on your sewing machine to sew with the vinyl? It seems like it would jam up or break my needles. Any problems with that? I’m still reading all your blogs. I got this far this morning and I’m going back to each of your older posts until my bum falls asleep. (It happens, believe me)

  2. can you wash the vinylized fabric once you make it into something? Can it be dried in the dryer? Using it for a bib as you suggested would need to be washable and dry able. Does the fabric have to be flat like a quilting cotton or could it be used on the back side of flannel or light terry, again for bibs?

    Michelle

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