You may know that I don't do well with curved seams. But, Monday while I was reading blog posts I saw a post by my friend Marjorie at Marjorie's Quilting Bee. She was doing a blog hop for AccuQuilt and the piece had curves. She thoughtfully had a video showing how she sewed it. OOooh - she glued it first. I decided that would be a great challenge for the Lapel Stick. So I grabbed my Drunkard's Path die and cut some pieces. I have always regretted buying this die because I never seem to sew it without frustration. But when Lapel Stick came to the rescue I did it easily.
Another idea that I had was to use Lapel Stick for reverse applique. I wanted to use the results in the quilt I am working on, so I cut a small circle out of a couple of the charm squares. I cut larger circles from batiks. (I have some pictures from the first one, but my sewing skills (or lack of skills) caused it to end up in the bin.)
|Yes I should have press these before I took the photo.|
Then I put the circle on so that the front was face down and finger pressed it into place. It held wonderfully.
|This is the one I ruined when I tried a fancy stitch to outline it.|
Then you can use the stitch of your choice to sew it down.
The Lapel Stick glue held wonderfully. It is a great tool for piecing and applique. There are lots of other uses also. I can see using this to hold pieces in place when I am doing "in the hoop" embroidery projects. It is great to temporarily tack up a hem when you are in a hurry and need to wear that one garment and the hem has let go. Lapel Stick gets my "Great Tool" for sewing recommendation. Thanks for such a good product.
Now if you are a serious fashionista you may wish to buy the "tailor in a tube" made by the same company. It is called Style Stick. It is packaged in a fashionable, purse friendly black tube that looks like a high end lipstick. But don't use it on your lips! And if your guy needs it, Style Stick is discreet enough to be carried in a briefcase or backpack.
Edited to add: End Date for this will be Monday September 1st. I will post the winners a day or two after that.
Edited to add: The first commenter, Sophie, mentioned a technique that is so cool. It was the first I had heard of it, so I googled it. Here is a link with a video showing how to do it. http://www.hgtv.com/video/easy-circle-quilt-blocks-video/index.html
She mentions "so it doesn't gum up your needle" with the glue she is using. Ha! With Lapel Stick it will not gum up!
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