A fun Fall is in the Air Tea Towel design that is perfect for display or as a fun gift idea! Gift it with some homemade bread that is fresh out of the oven and filling the air with fresh smells!
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Hey friends! I was baking the other day and got thinking about all the different smells that make me think Fall! Baking breads like pumpkin, apple spice, banana nut all definitely make me think and feel Fall!! I had some blank dish teal towels on hand and decided to make this fun towel to have on my bread serving board and also to display in my kitchen this fall!
Today, I’m going to share with you the tutorial on how I quickly through this together!
What is the EasyPress 2?
Cricut just announced the release of the EasyPress 2. This announcement comes about a year after the release of the EasyPress. The EasyPress was a game changer for DIY’s all over the world! For me, I personally used it for applying Iron On onto projects and also just for ironing my sheets! haha! You can read about my love for the EasyPress in this post for my DIY Iron On Sewing Bins.
So, what’s different about the EasyPress 2? The first major thing to note, is that it is being released in 3 different sizes!
- 6″x7″ – perfect for onesies, hats, tea towels, gift bags and more
- 9″x9″ – perfect for t-shirts, tote bags and more.
- 12″x10″ – perfect for large scale projects like banners, large signs, blankets, mens t-shirts and sweatshirts.
The EasyPress 2 still has all the same great features, with some of them even improved a bit!
- The Ceramic-coated heat plate provides a sold surface, with even heat that allows for flawless transfers!
- The EasyPress 2 heats up even faster then the original EasyPress. That means you get to crafting even faster!
- Because of the even heat, you can achieve professional iron-on success in 60 seconds or less!
- The digital display makes it easy to input the heat and time settings! Plus, the EasyPress 2 remembers those settings after it turns off!
- NEW Color! The EasyPress 2 comes in a new Raspberry Red color!
- USB port on the EasyPress 2 allows for Firmware updates, so that means that they can continue to improve the EasyPress 2 without you having to buy a new EasyPress!
Now onto the fun Fall project!
Fall Themed Dish Towel Design
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
- 6″x7″ EasyPress 2
- 8″x10″ EasyPress Mat
- Brown Iron On Vinyl
- Standard Mat
- Weeding Tool – Tool Kit
- Design Space File
- Dish/Tea Towel
- Fall is in the Air Design Space File
Start by opening the Design Space File!
At this time you will want to make any design changes. Check the size and resize the design to fit the material you’re putting it on if needed! I decided to go with a larger design this time, but I think I may add it to the Buffalo Print towel smaller and off to the right a bit more. Feel free to play around with placement!
You can also play around with the font choices or add some other elements to the design if you want. You could add things like acorns, apples, pumpkins, leaves, etc. Once your done with your changes, then hit the green ‘MAKE IT’ button in the top right hand corner.
When the Mat Preview comes up, you’ll want to turn the MIRROR button on (upper left hand side of screen). Anytime you are cutting Iron On, you need to mirror the image prior to cutting the design.
Once that is done, then hit ‘CONTINUE’ in the bottom right hand corner.
Select your machine from the drop down and then select Iron-On from the material list. Also, verify that your Fine-Point Blade is in the machine.
Load your Iron On Vinyl onto the mat, SHINY SIDE DOWN! You’ll want to load it in the top left hand corner of the mat. Then load it into your machine by pushing the flashing arrows button on your machine. Once it’s loaded properly, the ‘C’ button on your machine should be flashing. Press it to cut your design.
Once cut from your machine, use the to cut around your design. Then using a weeding tool tool to remove the excess iron on from around your design.
Now it’s time to transfer the Iron On onto the Tea Towel! Get your EasyPress Mat out and lay the towel over it! You’ll want to preheat your EasyPress 2 to 315 degrees and set the timer to 30 seconds. Always make sure to check your heat and time settings at Cricut’s EasyPress Recommended Settings Page.
Preheat the surface for 10-15 seconds and then lay your design where you want it to go! Apply the EasyPress onto the plastic sheeting and start the timer.
When the timer goes off, turn your project over and apply heat to the back of the design for 10-15 seconds.
Then WARM PEEL the plastic sheeting off the design slowly, making sure that the design adhered to the towel perfectly.
Fall Themed Gift Idea
And that’s it! Now you’re ready to display or gift this fun project! I think it would be so fun to put one of these tea towels with a loaf of bread as a gift for a friend or new neighbor!
If you love this idea – I’d love it if you pinned the image below!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.