Tuesday, October 7, 2014

INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW WHAT A LAPEL STICK HAS TO DO WITH BINDING A QUILT! (giveaway)

I have had a few people ask me what I use my Lapel Sticks on.  So I am going to show you.

Come with me while I bind my quilt.

Here I am getting my binding ready....no lapel stick needed yet.



Now...don't look at my ironing board cover, I actually think it is time for a new one.


 Folding my strips in half with steam




No Lapel Stick needed yet...but I promise, I will be getting to it soon.

Sewing the binding on one side.

 Here is my trusty binding tool that I got at Missouri Star Quilt Co., they even have a tutorial on how to use this tool...but we are talking about Lapel sticks today...so let's get to it.

 After I sew most of the binding on one side I need to join the two ends together....

How you ask?

Get my amazing Lapel Stick.



See where I have put the Lapel Stick on the edge of this fabric.  It is great.


Here it is glued together.  All it took was a line of glue, finger press the two pieces together and there you have it.  No pins to mess with.  Trust me, using pins is a pain when you are trying to do this.

 Sew it together...and WAAAAALAAA    Then to finish sewing it to the quilt.  But we are not done with the Lapel Stick yet so keep it out.

 Remember to turn off your steam on your iron (steam is not good on the fingers).

See how I put the Lapel stick on the binding part....So I apply the stick, iron, apply the stick, iron.  This is such a great way to get your binding on so nicely.

I flipped the binding towards the backside. (I think my mother does it opposite of what I do..but hey...she loves it her way and I love it mine).

 Then I flip the quilt over and sew in the ditch, it catches the binding on the other side right nicely...no pins or clips needed.


Now for the fun part.  

I know that some of you have asked..."Where do I get these Lapel Sticks?"

Keith who created the Lapel Stick is offering

40 Sticks for 50 dollars, shipping is included in this!!

That is such a deal.

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This offer is good until October 20th!!!

Tomorrow I will show you some other ways I use these Lapel Sticks.

I would love to give one away to a few readers, just comment below and we will see what we can do...(I am talking like there is a mouse in my pocket...hummmm)

32 comments:

Danih03 said...

Ok, I want some, but not 40 of them lol! I will show my LQS. The owner is always looking for new products!

JJ said...

Wow what a good deal, I just ordered, cant wait to get them.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Lapel Stick is a cool invention. I'll be really interested to see more ways you use it.

KaHolly said...

Pretty handy!

QuiltSue said...

I would love to try this method of adding the binding, so I'll keep my fingers crossed that I am the lucky winner.

Heather said...

yes, the pins are a bother when joining the ends of the binding. this is a great idea. thanks

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very clever! I would never have thought to join the fabrics that way.

LynCC said...

Looks like a nice trick for the times that I do want to stitch my binding down at the machine instead of by hand! Also reminds me that I need to surf for the best place to order a whole bunch of fusible stuff. . .

Joanne Lendaro said...

I love it!! I use Elmer's school glue, but could easily be converted....

Wacky Woman said...

Is this a new product?

Needled Mom said...

These are really great glue sticks. They are so neat and not globby.

Gill said...

I would love to try one - not sure if I want 40 though!!

SewCalGal said...

Inspirational example for using Labelstick. I hate pinning my binding. I look forward to trying your technique.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Cool idea! I'd love to play with one. Thanks for the chance!

LeAnne said...

I use glue for lots of things, but never for that last bit of binding. This will definitely be something I use a lot.

Sharon T. said...

I have about 6 quilts that just need the bindings put in. I could put the Lapel Sticks to good use. Sounds like a great product!

swooze said...

happy birthday! Hoping "I" get the present though :D

West Michigan Quilter said...

Great post. My friend had just told me she has this tool but can't remember how to use it, so I forwarded your blog to her. She was thrilled and said now she'd know where to look when she forgets.

Lyn said...

That is a great tutorial! Thanks so much for the help. The lapel stick looks like a wonderful tool. Thanks again

Suzan Oxenreider said...

I love using Lapel Sticks for all kinds of things. I use them for applique placement, zipper installation and even a quick hem in an emergency! What I have never used one for before is binding! Thanks for the tutorial!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I've always wondered about Lapel Stick, but have never tried it --thanks for the info!

Crickets Corner said...

Sounds like a great product with many different uses. I think I'm going to need some.

Ruth said...

Looks like it would be very useful - so I would love to try it.

Terry said...

I came back to comment because I'd love to try it! Thanks for the chance Barb! :0)

Jacque said...

Woot! I'm going to try that on my next binding! Love my Lapel Stick I used to have...used it all up and now I would love to win more! :)

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Those sticks would work wonderful when I paper piece small prints, especially when I fussy cut the first piece!

barbara woods said...

Would love to try that. Thanks

Missy Shay said...

What a great tool! I tried a glue stick a few times and really gummed up my needle! LOL

Catskill Quilter said...

These look super useful! I am going to try them!

Susan said...

I'm Going to try your binding technique

Tammy said...

Looks like something new for me to try.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Great info Barb and I have never used them but would love to try.