I have been seeing Heat Transfer Vinyl projects all over the net and finally got enough courage to try one myself. I don't have a heat press (hint, hint, Christmas is coming!) so I had to use an iron. Apparently you shouldn't use a sheet of glass as a base....... crack! But other than that small problem it wasn't so hard.
I used a Silhouette file for the deer image and pretty blue flocked vinyl. The silhouette cut it out like butter even though it was very intricate. Then I used my iron at the hottest setting (less than 300 degrees). I also used a Teflon sheet between the iron and vinyl. Less than 1 minute of heavy pressure and the vinyl was stuck. I am not sure if this pillow would stand up to a washing machine but since it is a pillow not a pillow cover it should not ever see the inside of a washer.
Here is a closer view. This pillow is going to my youngest daughter who uses a lot of blues and grays in her decor. Hope she likes it.