Ok, HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) users I found a great new method/tool for making HTV items. While ironing HTV on my kitchen table and cardboard, I knew I needed a good surface to iron on, you cannot use an ironing board becasue you need more pressure than the ironing board can bear. I tried putting my cookie sheet underneath and it came out great. I went out to buy a cookie sheet just for HTV application ** no greasy cookie residue!
I just put the cookie sheet under the item (still using my kitchen table), but it helps transfer the heat from the bottom too. Of course I got the kind of cookie sheet without edges, and I was able to find the flat kind that was truly flat and did not have the insulated layer on it. I've only done 3 shirts with it, but I think they came out better, because you get a heat source from the bottom as well (the cookie sheet gets quite hot), just like a heat press.