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  1. If you have more than one design on your transfer sheet, first select the design you want to transfer and cut it out of the sheet.

  2. Pre-heat iron to a medium setting, usually between wool and cotton.

  3. A table-top or counter (do not overheat a plastic surface) is preferable to an ironing board, as it provides you with a firmer surface. Use only two thicknesses of toweling between the counter top and the fabric.  A soft, unleveled surface could prevent you from getting even stampings. Do not use a silicone ironing board cover.

  4. If your design is to be centered, find the center of your fabric and crease it slightly with the iron. Find the center of your pattern and crease it with your fingers. When you are ready to stamp, match the creases and your design will be perfectly positioned. Be certain your transfer design is face down on the fabric.

  5. When the design is in place, FIRMLY hold the corner of the design with one hand and slowly move the iron over the pattern applying a small amount of pressure. Do not let the iron sit on the transfer without moving for more than 5 seconds.  If the transfer paper begins to turn brown, you've let the iron rest on the paper too long.
    1. It is important to remember when you begin to iron, to move the iron slowly and evenly, and never pick up the iron from the pattern until you are certain that the entire transfer has been stamped to your satisfaction.
    2. Picking up the iron could cause the pattern paper to shift slightly, and thus result in a double image on the fabric if you resume ironing.
    3. Hint: You can check the degree of stamping by simply lifting one corner of the pattern while continuing to hold the iron in position.
    4. Do not move the iron too fast in any direction, especially back and forth in a "ironing" motion, as this may push the transfer paper and cause it to move slightly -- resulting in a double image on the fabric.

  6. Your second ironing of a transfer will take more time to get a dark image because there will be less ink on the transfer paper after you've used it once. Transfer patterns are guaranteed for one good, clear transferred image, when you follow these directions. It may be possible to get additional images from the transfer sheet, depending upon the temperature of the iron and the length of ironing time. Remember, the darker your first image, the less likely additional uses of the transfer will be successful.  It is not necessary to have a 100% black transferred image because paint transfer patterns can easily be darkened with a pencil.