I had seen Lapel Stick on several other blogs and they were hosting a giveaway for it. I contacted the company and they sent me some samples. I would like to share with other machine embroiderers today. I had been looking for a nice glue stick that didn’t leave a residue in the area around the stitching, and also one that didn’t gum up my scissors when trimming.
I loaded this old Amazing Designs pattern on my memory stick and brought it to my machine. Here I am preparing to sew the outline of the birdhouse. It was stitched once on the green fabric to show me the location and to give me an idea how large to cut the applique fabric. I used the Lapel Stick glue to hold the fabric in place.
After stitching the bird house outline, I gently lifted the edges of the birdhouse fabric and trimmed close to the stitching line.
Now the machine is doing a tacking zig zag around the perimeter of the birdhouse.
The birdhouse stitching is all completed and the bird has been straight stitched and is being trimmed.
I wish I would have had some of this lapel stick when I was shopping one day and lost a button when trying on clothes. Not one store had a safety pin that I could borrow. Remember the good old days when they pinned price tags on garments?
My giveaway today is just for people who own embroidery machines and want to try the Lapel Stick for applique. Tomorrow I will have a giveaway for everyone. In your giveaway entry comment tell me whether you have done any applique with your embroidery machine. If you are a NO REPLY you are automatically disqualified unless you leave your email address in your comment using AT instead of @ and DOT instead of a period.
I will choose a winner at midnight tonight.
Giveaway closed Midnight 9/29/14