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if i am making a design with both a heat applied film (such as foil, vinyl, etc) and rhinestones, which do i press first?
let's say i want the t-shirt to read "LOVE" in foil, and i want to use rhinestones in a heart shape to make the letter "O", should i heat press the stones first and then the other letters, or the other way around?
 

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Hi Raquel... I'm going to wait with you for the answer. Thanks for asking the Q, bc I am really interested in this stuff as well... :)
 

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have you weighed the pros & cons of each method? surely i cant see how doing the rhinestones first would be best under any way you look at it!?!??
 

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I am thinking you would press the vinyl first, rhinestones second.
 

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I am thinking you would press the vinyl first, rhinestones second.

That's my guess, too, since vinyl can take a second and third heating, can't it? Like when doing layers?? :) I just know the stones have to be re-pressed with the shirt inside out the second time... I know Sandy Jo uses vinyl, too. I wonder if she's combining the two processes?

I don't know enough about either to take a better guess than this tho... :rolleyes: :)
 
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