Tips for Buying Glitter Vinyl

Glitter vinyl is the newest rage in applique. But not all glitter vinyl is created equal. I was following a group thread last week and it discussed what type of glitter vinyl to buy for machine applique.

If you remember this post about creating a stand-alone patriotic heart using glitter flex heat vinyl, you will see it is just as easy to use for applique as cotton. Where you buy it makes all the difference in the quality of the end product.

Here are some things to know before buying glitter vinyl:

Quality Counts

I only use Fusible Glitter Flex Ultra and Glitter Flex II. My vendor did extensive research on various kinds and this is what she bases her reputation on. It is the same fabric used by professionals in sports and costume embroidery.

I don't like glitter as a craft embellishment because I don't want to see evidence of it throughout my house for the next six months. Other embroiderers complained of the same problem when they bought glitter vinyl sheets from big box stores. Glitter Flex does not shed the glitter.