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 -
Sew the next flower down.
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!