Friday, April 1, 2011

Stick with me

Several weeks ago, I was contacted by the makers of Lapel Stick to give their product a try. And what a fun product it is too. Lapel Stick is a temporary non staining fabric adhesive. Here is how I used it.

I've been working on my Tea Pot quilt, and you know how there are times when you have a long skinny piece to position and adhere to your block? Sometimes this is what happens to me -

The stem gets all wavy and does not like to lay flat for positioning.

I dabbed a little bit of Lapel Stick and tried the stems in several different positions. It was great that I can easily reposition the stem. When I got it in place to my liking, I just finger pressed to the fabric before ironing.

On this block I wanted to use a non fabric flower, and then stitch it down. There was no way to pin it, so I used the Lapel Stick to hold it in place.


Next layer. Dab a little Lapel Stick -

Position
Sew the next flower down.

Easy Peasy

Another thing I thought I would try is fold over binding. When I make charity quilts or quilts for children, I always bring the backing fabric over and use it for the binding. This may not work as well on large quilts, but for a small project, it beats all the pinning.

The fabric glue held the first fold easily

And I was able to hold the second fold as I stitched

Before anyone asks me about using glue for binding, let me share that Sharon Schamber uses Elmer's glue on her binding! If you would like to see how she does it, click on here. Sharon is an Award winning quilter.

And one last thought. As I was using this product, I could not help but think how great this glue stick would work on attaching trim, ribbon or ric rack to your project.

I've tried to sew down ribbon before and it can be a slippery adventure.

The very nice people at Lapel Stick have sent me two additional Sticks to giveaway to my readers.

If you would like to try this new and exciting product, just leave a comment on this post, and I will draw two winners. Comments will be open until Tuesday April 5th.

Lapel Stick donates to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with every sale of Lapel Stick. You can find out more at their website www.lapelstick.com.

Thanks for sticking with me. Happy Quilting!

55 comments:

Brenda said...

Looks like a great project. I would love to try it.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Me too, would love to try this product. Thanks for the giveaway.

Impera_Magna said...

I love your teapot/flower quilt... and how cool the Lapel Stick works on things other than just fabric! Thanks for the tip about folding over the backing using the stick too!

Would love to win a Lapel Stick... thanks for the give-away!

Lee said...

I would really love to try this product! thanks
I love your teapot quilt!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

That looks very interesting! I would give it a try too. Your teapot is adorable! Have a happy weekend!

Laura said...

Sounds like a neat product. Count me in! Thanks!

sewdaughter said...

That stick looks great! I would love to try flipping the binding from the back side to the forward. I can be lazy and don't like to pin all the time because the fabric slips but this product looks mess free and easy to use. I hope I win!

Rosa said...

That looks very great.Thanks for the tip.

I`d like try it.

Pat said...

This is the second time I've heard about Lapel Stick, but I've not found it in any shops by me. I'd love to give it a try for those pesky pieces that don't want to stay nice when you pin them in place (before sewing them down). Your photos really show how nicely this works!

BethV said...

I would love to try this! I am so impressed that they support JDRF! My daughter has Type 1 and this means alot for this company to do this.
Thanks for letting me know about this.

Beth

Erzebat said...

I would love to try this product out. I do alot of fuse and button hole. I think this product would help! (mauh) Liz

Linda said...

I am going to pick some of that up!! Looks like a really good product.

Cassie said...

It does look like it would be great. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Stray Stitches said...

I would love to try this new product. Question - how is this one different than other fabric glue sticks? Thanks for the review.

Susan said...

I would love to give this a try. I can think of a bunch of ways to use it.

Rita said...

I love to do applique and would like to give this product a try. Thanks for the opportunity.

Crispy said...

Interesting....does it rinse out easily?

Crispy

PS - don't enter me in the giveaway, I probably would never use it :0)

Allie said...

Your teapot is way too cute!!!! I love using a glue stick, it really does beat pinning...I'll have to give this product a try!

Mom Quilter said...

Looks like a great product. Your teapot is adorable. Jo Anna

Snoodles said...

I'm just starting to applique - this looks like an awesome product to assist on these projects! Love your teapot!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda in PA said...

This looks like a great product. I'd love to try it. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win!
lraetaylor at gmail dot com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I can think of so many different things I would like to try Lapel Stick on!

Sonia said...

Thanks for sharing this. Looks like a good tool to have. :)

SewCalGal said...

Excellent Review. Love your teapot and the flowers are gorgeous. Love it. Looks like a great way to test Lapel Stick too. Glad to hear you like it.

I hope it is ok, as I posted about your review & giveaway on my page where I share insights on contests & giveaways: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

heleen said...

What a nice item to have while quilting. Thanks for the give away

Val said...

First of all I love your Tea pot. It is so cute! Second, I love the idea that you bring your binding up around your smaller quilts-that is the way Granny did it. And I would love to try that glue. Wonder if it is available in fabric stores right now?

QuiltSue said...

I just love your teapot and the flower. That looks like a great product for those fiddly bits that can't be pinned in place.

Jodi said...

This looks like it would be a fantastic product for applique. I love your tea pot.

Quiltingdaisy said...

thanks for the tip, I'll be watching for this in my local stores

Cheryl said...

Great tip! I use glue for many different things, but worry about it being archival. Would love to give this product a try.

Marcia W. said...

This is a sweet teapot quilt. I would like to try this product as start gathering items to attempt to learn applique. Thanks for the giveaway.

robin said...

I'd like to try this product! :)

Ladybug said...

Looks like a great product I would live to give it a try.

Carrie P. said...

Interesting product.
Love the teapot block.

nngirl said...

I would love this! It looks like a must have!!!

Rosa Robichaud said...

Ooooooh.... that sounds like EXACTLY what I'd need to teach two newbie appliquers, next month!

Plus, I'd like to try it out, as well! (of course!)... LOL

Tks for entering my name in your contest!

Rosa Robichaud
robich@rogers.com

Melanie said...

This looks really useful! I am also excited that they donate to Juvenile Diabetes as I have a good friend who's child suffers from this.

Deanna said...

Biggish applique project coming up. This surely would help. THanks for a chance.

Catswhiskers said...

Sure it helps with my doodling fingers.
Would love to try
Gina
http://gina-catswhiskers.blogspot.com/

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I would love to try this product. I've used Elmer's washable glue in past projects. I have to make some applique Santa's for a block exchange that is due in July, and this would be fun to try on those blocks.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I'm all about quick and easy, and this sound like it fits the bill, huh? Great givewaway...we all love learning about new products.

Jodi said...

Sounds like a wonderful product, I understand what you said about the ribbons sliding I have had that same problem. I would love to try this.

Mary Ann said...

I would love to try the lapel stick. You did a beautiful job...loved the photos.

Mystica said...

Looks such a handy thing to have and you have amply demonstrated how useful it is to own.

Kathy H said...

Wow, this looks like a great product. I have used regular glue sticks before and they don't work as well to hold down what I am working on. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

Janet said...

This looks like a very useful item. Thanks for a chance to win. Oh and love your flowers!

Verna G said...

Would sure like to win one of these. I have never tried one.

Nancy said...

Would love to try this product. Wonder if it would keep zippers in place while I stitch... Oh oh I hand piece...wonder if I could glue the edges together and forget the pins! lol

Nancy B said...

I hopped over from Sewn With Grace. This looks like an amazing product. Would love to try it.
Thanks for the give-away.

nbtay@sbcglobal.net

Linda said...

Man, I'd love to try this product!

Jennifer Joshua said...

I would certainly love to try it...

Peggy H. said...

Would love to be entered in your giveaway. Looks like a fun product!

Peggy H.
www.neverenoughstash.blogspot.com

Wonky Girl said...

Who would'a thunk to invent this product? Looks like a great quilting tool.
Please enter me :)

Carla said...

I would like to try this glue - looks really useful! Thanks for a chance to win!

Bev said...

I use glue sticks quite a bit when doing english paper piecing and applique, but being able to reposition the piece would be wonderful.