Thursday, April 21, 2011

Product Review and a Giveaway

Several weeks ago, I was contacted by Leslie, director of sales and marketing for the product Lapel Stick. Leslie sent me some of their product, Lapel Stick,asked me to use it and do a review and then giveaway some of their product. This sounded like something that I would enjoy doing. Last Friday, while working on the blocks for the Rag Quilt, I decided to test the product. Instead of using pins before I sewed the top and bottom blocks to the batting, I used the Lapel Stick.
I did like how it easily went on the fabric. The blocks held together. I did not have to use any pins. My sewing machine needle didn't seem to notice there was any glue at all. I liked using this product. My only problem was that I ran out of "stuff" in the Lapel Stick before I was finished the job. I also don't know how much the product costs. Maybe, it would have been no big deal to use several of the Lapel Sticks if they are reasonably priced. Here is the product description from their website, 

Temporary non-toxic acid-free fabric adhesive that goes on in seconds and dries clear for Quilting, Sewing, Crafting, and Embroidery - replaces baste stitching, pinning, tapes, spray adhesives, and stabilizers.  No more messy sprays or getting stuck with pins and it won't gum up your needles or machines!  LAPEL Stick is water soluble and safe to use on cottons, wool, polyester, blends, felt, linen, and leather. 

Now for the fun part. I have two Lapel Sticks to giveaway to two of you. Just leave a comment on this post. Your comment could include what you would like to test using the Lapel Stick or even your favorite Easter candy. Jelly beans are my weakness:)
Let's make this a quick giveaway. I'll choose the winners on Monday, April 25th and try to mail them before I leave for Paducah on Tuesday. I believe that Melisa at Sweet Home Quilt Show in Conyers, GA has the product in stock.

41 comments:

Avon said...

I'd like to give it a try - maybe with paper piecing. Oh, & I love those chocolate covered marshmellow bunnies....
Justine - rivervujc@comcast.net

Darlene said...

I think this would be great to use for wool applique - no pins or fusibles needed (woohoo) :-)

This time of year I have a major weakness for Starburst Jelly Beans - YUM!!!

robin said...

I'd love to try it - with applique. Fave Easter candy? No contest... Robin Eggs. Yummy. Bought a huge bag the other day and daughter and I finished them within a day. Might have to pick up more on Monday when they're on sale... ;)

Helen (Mimi) said...

I use glue sticks...Elmer's...and I like them, but they don't go onto the fabric very smoothly.

I'd really like to try the Lapel Sticks.

Have a wonderful Easter. (I love jelly beans, too!)

treadlemusic said...

Would be very interested in how it would help in 'sandwiching' a large quilt. So far, what's on the market is not satisfactory (I do the pin baste and water soluble thread machine baste now). Favorite candy is M&Ms...plain or peanut, please!-)

819545a0-663d-11e0-88c0-000bcdcb5194 said...

I'm finally going to get brave and try applique and this sounds perfect. Oh...and I can't get enough of Peeps when they get stale.

819545a0-663d-11e0-88c0-000bcdcb5194 said...

I think my last post got messed up - not trying to enter twice and cheat lol. I've decided to get brave and do applique and this sounds perfect. Oh...and I can't get enough of Peeps when they get stale!

Canadian Kristin said...

I would love to use it for my inchie hexagons! Happy Easter to you!!!

Brenda said...

Sounds like a nifty new notion. Would be great for qpplique.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

LOVE jelly beans too, but am old school. I love the originals or the spiced variety, not the tart or starburst type. Lapel sticks look great for applique!

Janet said...

This would be perfect for applique; sometimes it is difficult to hold little pieces in place with a pin and actually sew at the same time. I love jelly beans too! Thanks for a chance to win.

free indeed said...

I was trying a new paper piecing method that uses glue dots...the glue I was using left clumps and was sticky...I'd like to give this a try!
I love jelly beans too...the orange and yellow are the first to disappear...I use to trade with the kids for those colors. :)

Linda said...

I would like to try this product for applique. I hope it becomes more readily available. My favorite Easter (Halloween, Valentine!) candy is dark chocolate M&Ms.

Stray Stitches said...

I would love to try the Lapel stick. Looks promising. My favorite Easter candy are JellyBelly's. THanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

quiltma said...

I would love to try the Lapel sticks

Jessica said...

I think I would try this first with a mug rug, or applique. Oh, and my favorite Easter candy are the Reese's peanut butter eggs =D

Carolyn said...

I can think so many uses for this product. Mellisa does have it stock. But thanks for the chance to win some. Sweet Home is one of my favorite Quilt shops.
Carolyn

Lee said...

i would love to use it on wool applique! And I love dark chcolate foiled covered Easter eggs.

Mimi said...

I would use the lapel stick on appliques. Chocolate is my weakness!!

yorkie mom said...

I LOVE jellybeans! I would use it on paper piecing or applique. Thanks for the chance to try! Allison gougeonathome@charter.net

Regina said...

My favorite easter candy is the Cadbury mini eggs. Every year I stock up on Peeps though. My son doesn't like many sweets but he loves Peeps.

swooze said...

I can see myself using it for applique

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

That was a good review. I would try it on some applique I have in the works. It looks like a great time and headache saver!
Thank you for the chance to win.
Cheers,
Carolyn

MoeWest said...

I'd like to give it a try for applique. I like Jelly Bellys. I don't have any Easter candy yet. I'll have to shop tomorrow.

Debra said...

Black jellybeans all the way!

Linda K said...

Thanks for the chance to win!! I think it would be great for wool applique and I've got a few patterns I'd like to start on. As far as Easter candy, Peanut M&M's for me, in the cute Easter colors, of course!

Stormy Days said...

Two things I'd like to try it with, first I'd try it for basting a small wall hanging and also for applique. Favorite Easter candy? Cadbury eggs.

Kathy H said...

I would like to try this new stick. I would use it to baste a small wall hanging of an Easter chick. It is very tiny but still needs to be held together to quilt. My favorite candy are the Reese's peanut butter eggs. So yummy.

hadacres said...

that would work perfect with the strip quilt I am working on. My favorite Easter candy is anything chocolate from See's, especially if there are nuts in it.
hadacres at comecast.net

Marcia W. said...

Dark chocolate covered malt eggs
As I want to attempt applique, this glue sound like it would be great for me to use as I learn. Toss my name into the draw please -- thanks for the giveaway and product review

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Brita said...

I'd love to try the lapel stick to hold down binding, my most unfavorite part of quilting!! Hmmmm? And my favorite treat is currently Dove with raspberry swirl.

Teresa said...

Count me in..and I do love jelly beans too!

Jen said...

I would be interested in trying this. I actually have a project right now where my applique is "sticking" to my block and they are both sticking to my design wall. For 3 months now :)

LisaT said...

Ive actually used Glue Sticks for holding applique fabrics in place when doing embroidery so I'd try it this way. My favorite Easter candy? Black jelly beans and Reese's Peanut Butter eggs, mmmm.

Cecilia said...

I would love to try this glue, it would work great for applique or paper piecing. I love jelly beans. Thanks for the giveaway.

Pam said...

I am always game to try new products-especially if they don't cost too much. A giveaway would be wonderful!

Deb said...

I'd love to give this a try - my fave candy is Cadbury chocolate eggs this time of year - nothing beats the crisp of the shell.

Julie said...

I would like to try this on applique. I always figure Easter is a good excuse to eat chocolate.

Cassie said...

Looks like this would be good for applique or even paper piecing as others have suggested. Thanks for the possible chance to win!

Sandra :) said...

I wonder how this would work to "baste" ribbon to projects - some glues do a real number on sewing machine needles, lol.