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Store Your Pre Cut Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Designs in a Binder

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Do you like to cut and weed several designs at once? If you do, you’ll know that the heat transfer vinyl (HTV) carrier sheet picks up hair, lint, and dust if you leave it exposed. I used to put a piece of wax paper or freezer paper over the design to keep it clean before pressing. The problem with this method is that I still had to find a place to put the design so that it wouldn’t get crinkled or damaged. Then, I picked up this tip on the internet ages ago: Use a binder and page protectors to temporarily store your designs that are waiting to be pressed! You just weed your design and stick it the the outside of the page protector! Genius, right? I’ve found it timesaving when creating items, especially if I am working on cutting layers for a project that I may not finish on the same day.

A binder – any old binder will do. If your designs are larger than a standard 3 ring binder, consider picking up a legal sized binder (8.5″ by 14″ or even 11″ by 17″) on
Page protectors or tabbed dividers. Again, if you are using a legal sized binder, you can order legal sized page protectors on

Here’s a quick peek at my binder:

Store your pre-cut heat transfer vinyl (HTV) designs in a binder by

Store your pre-cut heat transfer vinyl (HTV) designs in a binder by

How do you store your HTV designs while you are waiting to press them? Let me know in the comments, then share this post to Pinterest:

Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Crafters: Store your pre-cut heat transfer vinyl (HTV) designs in a binder - by


Saturday 7th of May 2022

Great idea! Thank you!! Much better than sticking them loosely on the marker board in my craft room. ;)

Christine, Cutting for Business

Friday 24th of June 2022

Happy to help!

Tonja Feltner

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Does anyone know how to store stickers so I can make them ahead as well? I have been raking my brain and searching Google for answers with no luck. Please say someone can help me.

Christine, Cutting for Business

Monday 31st of May 2021

Many makers file them in hanging file folders.


Saturday 12th of December 2020

Wow what a great idea. I would of never thought of this. This could be a big game changer for me. Thanks for the cheap awesome idea.

Christine, Cutting for Business

Monday 14th of December 2020

Awesome! Happy I could help!


Saturday 2nd of May 2020

This is awesome advise. Im starting and online boutique and was worried about t-shirt inventory. I’ve been trying to figure out how to precut my t-shirt designs and store Them.Now, instead of making a bunch of t-shirts ahead of time I can just press on demand! Saves time and money! Thank you so much for sharing!

Christine, Cutting for Business

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

Great, glad it was helpful!


Thursday 14th of November 2019

Will the waxiness of the freezer paper and waxed paper have any effect on the vinyl and cause it to not iron on as well? Also, does it peel off well from the parchment paper and page protectors?

Christine, Cutting for Business

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

I've never had an issue with freezer or waxed paper due to waxiness. However, if you stored your designs somewhere warm (like a garage or attic) you could have an issue. Yes, the design peels offs quickly and easily.