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How to Make an Infusible Ink Blanket

Use the new Cricut Infusible Ink on a polyester blanket for a personalized gift idea.
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Makes 1 blanket
Author Angie Holden

Equipment

  • Cricut EasyPress
  • Cricut machine
  • Tweezers
  • Brayer
  • EasyPress mat

What You Will Need

  • Infusible ink sheets
  • 100% polyester blanket
  • White cardstock
  • Butcher paper
  • Lint roller
  • Cricut cut file

Instructions

Cutting Your Design

  • Pull up the design in Cricut Design Space. You will need to customize your name and year. Click the text with the year and edit. For the name, add a new text block with the font Merlot. You will need to adjust spacing and weld the word together. I show you how to do this in the video above.
  • Cut the Infusible ink sheet with your Cricut machine. Place the sheet face down on your mat and use a brayer to press down onto the mat. Mirror the image in Cricut Design Space and cut. You may want to do a test cut in the corner of your Infusible Ink sheet. Every color is actually a different thickness. For the black, I cut it on the Infusible Ink setting with more pressure and did two passes. To do an additional pass, press the C when the cut finishes before removing the mat from the machine.
  • NOTE: The sheet looks brown when you pull it out of the package. Infusible Ink darkens once pressed so you will need to look at the color on the box to determine when it will be once pressed. Also, remember that any color in your blanket will show through the Infusible Ink once pressed. So, if using black ink on a yellow blanket, the black may come out slightly lighter with a yellow tint.

Weeding Your Design

  • Then you will want to weed away the excess from your design. Weeding Infusible Ink is different than any other material. You do not want to use weeding tools. You will want to bend the material to crack the cuts then peel away the excess. Tweezers can be used anywhere the pieces will not come off.

Pressing Your Design

  • Once weeded, it is time to apply the design to your blanket. Please note that Infusible Ink needs a polyester surface to work. Place white cardstock on an EasyPress mat. Then put the corner of your blanket on the mat. Use a lint roller over the surface to remove any debris. You will want to smooth the blanket down all in one direction.
  • Put butcher paper over the blanket and heat with the EasyPress for 15 seconds or so. Remove the paper and EasyPress and allow it to cool completely.
  • Then place the Infusible Ink Design on the blanket in the proper location.
  • Put butcher paper over the design and press with the EasyPress. You can find times and temperatures in the Cricut Heat Guide. You can use the information for pressing on a tote since a blanket is not an option. I am using my largest EasyPress and needed to press twice to cover the entire design. I would recommend using the largest EasyPress you have.
  • Once pressing is complete, remove the butcher paper and allow it to cool enough that you can touch it.
  • Then remove the carrier sheet. For any pieces that remain on the blanket, use the tweezers to remove.
  • That is it! An Infusible Ink blanket is easy to make and will last a really long time.