Thursday, January 20, 2011

AccuQuilt Go Baby! and The Lapel Stick

Looky what arrived in the mail over the Holidays!

And I finally got to play with it!

And looky what else arrived over the Holidays!

And I finally got to try it out too!

Looky what I made using the AccuQuilt Go Baby!
AccuQuilt GO baby!

And the Lapel Stick! Way cute, huh...



The circles were cut using the circle set die on the Go Baby! The hearts were cut free hand.

Cutting the circles was way fun! Just like that! I had perfect little circles ready to go! Very cool. I also received the Hexagon Die. I saw a fun tutorial using the Hexagon die over at Karen's blog "Sew Many Ways" that I can't wait to try.

I raw edge appliqued the circles and hearts using my free motion foot. I've done raw edge with a zig zag stitch and a blanket stitch, And I use my free motion foot to quilt with, but I've never used my free motion foot to raw edge applique with. I have some practicing to do, but for my first time, I was pleased with the results.



I didn't have any fusible web on hand. So I thought. mmmm. Wonder if I could use the Lapel Stick. And sure enough it worked! I can see all sorts of uses for the Lapel Stick.


I started out with my background piece. Added some scraps to the end {from another project I'm working on} then another piece of my background to each end.



Added some backing and batting and then used the Lapel Stick to hold the circles and hearts down so I could raw edge applique them.



Then I did a little free motion quilting on the background fabric and some straight stitching on the patchwork pieces.

Put on some binding and she was done. Easy peasy quick project with super cute results if I do say so myself.



You can find the lapel sticks HERE.

138 comments:

Lee said...

I would love a lapel stick! Thanks for the review and pictures using the Go. :)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

What a great way to adhere applique :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've never seen a lapel stick before. Sounds great. Love your tablerunner.

Becca Quilts said...

Your table runner looks great. The lapel stick looks like a great product and I would love to win one so I could try it out!

Elizabeth said...

What a cute table runner! The stripey binding is just perfect.

Debbie G. said...

Would love to win a label stick! I'm going to have to check them out anyway...looks way cool, and LOVE the table runner...so cute! Thanks for the opportunity!

A Seam to Sew said...

I love your table runner.

Kristen said...

I just jumped into the world of appliqué (for some reason it always scared me). Right nowi just tryto hold the pieces on and sew around raw edges. I have been needing to try and find a way to secure down the pieces that is easy...this sounds like a good idea!

notes of sincerity said...

What a great idea Jodi.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Sincerely, Trish

MollyP said...

Love that table runner! I received a Go for my B-Day in December and love it. Hope to get both the circle and hexagon dies soon. The lapel stick seems to have a ton of possible uses. Woo Hoo for multi-tasking items! Thanks for the giveaway!

molly_dye(at)hotmail(dot)com

Katie said...

What a cute, quick project!

Live a Colorful Life said...

That is a super cute project!

deborah said...

Cute runner! I love my GO! too:)

Regan said...

It's GORJ!! I'd love to try out that stick!!

heleen said...

I've never seen such a thing but it looks great.

Carla Edge said...

Cute tablerunner, and I'm intrigued by this die cut tool you have.

Laura said...

Gorgeous table runner!

A.J. Dub. said...

I love that runner! How totally cute! And the whole time I was reading I was thinking tomyself, I need to find one of those Lapel Sticks for me. Now maybe I will win one! Yay!

KristyLou said...

wow, that stuff looks REALLY useful!!!!

leaandlars said...

Cute table runner!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What an adorable table runner Jodi - you are so creative.

bunbear said...

lapel stick looks like a neat product i would like to try. nice blog!

Diane N said...

Very cute! I'd never heard of a lapel stick...looks like it works great!

Mom Quilter said...

Hi Jodi! I love your runner! So sweet!

I'd love to win the lapel stick too! Jo Anna

Julie said...

Jodi
I am loving your table runner. And I think that the lapel stick looks awesome for using with quilting.
I would love it if my name was picked so I could try it out.
thanks so much
julie

james and bess said...

so jealous of your accuquilt - looks awesome! :)

bess

dooddles said...

Very cute runner! The Go looks like so much fun to use.

DarletteCraft said...

Nice presents congratulations. an I love your table runner. i never seen a lapel stick before but sounds great.

Sonia B said...

I've had some "hearty" ideas running through my brain. Thanks for another. And thanks for the chance . . . the lapel stick looks awesome.

Foster Momma said...

I would love a chance to win!

Marsha said...

This is a really cute project, I love hearts.

luckymom said...

Jodi, Thanks for introducing me to the lapel stick I have never heard of it. Certainly looks alot easier than the ironing method. Thanks for the chance to win one I would love to try this.

Bliss said...

How fun! would love to win!

Jan said...

I confess to never having heard of a lapel stick but my goodness, how versatile. I'd love to have one. Your work is an inspiration to me as a novice quilter and I really enjoy reading your posts. Thank you.

Lee Ann said...

I never heard of a lapel stick until now. How cool is that?

Di~ said...

Did this just COME out of your head??? I absolutely love it! the solids on the white, the touch of patchwork...everything, you are awesome Jodi! Thanks for the chance to win the stick.

Wendy said...

Your table runner is gorgeous! I love hearts and I love the quilting. I've got a Big Shot I use for making cards, I've heard it cuts fabric - must have a go! I'd love some of that lapel stitch, I use tons of Bondaweb when I'm appliqueing and this stuff means no sticky ironing board and iron when you accidently stick it on the wrong side (yes, I've done that!)

Malmbergs said...

Oh lucky you to have a Go. I entered all kinds of contests to see if I could win one, but alas, twas not to be. Your table runner turned out wonderful and the stick was an ingenious idea.

deserae said...

I love the table runner! Cute! :)

Donna B said...

What a darling table runner! I'd love to have a lapel stick.

Donna
dsharper258@msn.com

tt.scraps said...

Super cute! Thanks for the chance to win! I'd love to have a lapel stick - i've never seen it before! :)

Lee said...

Never heard of such product, but does sound like it would come in handy. thanks for sharing. Love the table runner too!

DianeY said...

I'd love to try the lapel stick-I haven't seen the product before!

Kathy said...

So cute, I love your table topper. I too, have never heard of the lapel stick. That will come in pretty handy.

Sue said...

I think the Go Baby would be great for making yo-yo quilts. I'll have to try the lapel stick for applique quilts. Looks like it has the perfect consistency to get the job done, but not gunk up the sewing needles. Love all quilting gadgets!

Cheryl said...

The Lapel Stick certainly looks like a winner! I love your runner too.

Quilt Monkey said...

What a great idea. I've never heard of a lapel stick before. I also got the Go! Baby for Christmas and I cant' wait to start playing with it (need to get some dies first). Thanks for all of your great ideas!

Tudy said...

Sounds like a great product and I would love to win one.

Marls said...

Love your tablerunner and the Lapel Stick would make it so much easier to assemble.
I have just got a GO and have the circle die so now have inspiration for a project.

Beth said...

I would love the lapel stick! Your table runner is really cute. It would be awesome to win the lapel stick.

Erynn said...

I do a lot of applique and would like to try out this technique!

Meredith said...

Love your runner! So cute. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway.

Melissa said...

I'm loving the table runner. Simple elegance.

twelve30 said...

You make the cutest things. Love this tablerunner. Thanks for the giveaway!
twelve30@gmail.com

Melody said...

I have never heard of a lapel stick. Looks like it could be very useful for quilters. Thank you for sharing it with us.

The Dutton's said...

WOW! That is so cool! I would LOVE to try it! Thanks! And..thanks for all the wonderful inspiration! LOVE the Valentine table runner!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute runner! I hadn't heard of lapel stick~ what a great idea! Thanks for the chance!

Cheri said...

Love the table runner.
So crisp, so full of fun and love.

Karen P. said...

oh, your valentine is runner is amazing! Now I really want to make one!

Babs said...

Love the table runner! Very cute! I love applique! I am hoping for the go machine some day!!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Lovely table runner :)

Babs said...

Love the table runner! I love applique! The lapel stick looks amazing I will have to try it either way! Thanks!

Babs said...

Love the table runner! I love applique! The lapel stick looks amazing I will have to try it either way! Thanks!

Judy said...

I hadn't heard of the lapel stick before. Sounds like it would be wonderful for raw edge machine applique making a softer finish than with using steam-a-seam or another such product.

Jeannie said...

Your table topper is too cute! The lapel stick looks like a great product to have on hand!

Patty said...

I would love to try this. I love your runner.

Rachel said...

Very cute project!

I'd love to try the lapel stick. I'm a Heat n Bond girl myself (get it - Bond girl? haha) but I'm always willing to try something new.

Maureen said...

A quilter can always use another helpful product. You make the runner seem so simple to complete.

crickets said...

Whoa - that lapel stick looks really cool! I've already tho't of a bunch of ways to use it! Finegrs crossed!!!! Thx for the giveaway!

Beth said...

Tablerunner turned out just perfect! I can think of lots of uses for the lapel stick!
~Beth
wb_griffin@Msn.com

Mama Pea said...

That's pretty neat (the lapel stick). I think I really like the Go! Baby. I like that it's smaller. Do you feel like you'll be too limited with which dies you can use? I think I'd like to use it for strip cutting, but it seems like the dies are all too large. What are your thoughts?

Love your table runner. It turned out really cute.

beth said...

the table runner is darling! I have been thinking of buying a go baby so i will be interested to know how you like it and if you think it is worth the investment.

Carol Browne said...

Awwww! I love those little hearts on the table runner. Very sweet!

Linsey F said...

That is an awesome product! I love the runner! Thanks!

Carolyn said...

What a great idea! I love the runner, and I'm copying it right now! Great work.

aveggiegarden said...

I've neer even heard of a lapel stick. Genious idea though.

Robin C said...

you make it looks so easy. Cute tablerunner.

Des said...

This is cracking me up.....but i really want a lapel stick. I'm actually commenting for a chance to win a lapel stick. I wonder how many times I can say "Lapel stick" today?? I'm up to 3 times so far.

Shasta said...

Sure, I'd like to try a lapel stick.

Karen said...

Love this Valentine runner! Too cute for words.

A lapel stick would sure come in handy. Please add my name to your list.

Thanks
Karen

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

What a sweet table runner! I can see the same application with shamrocks and dots for St. Patrick's day!

Jenna Z said...

This is genius! (I actually do have a shirt that the collar won't stay down on!)

Carol said...

I absolutely love your blog. It is the first place I go daily when I get on my computer. You have such inspiring and fun ideas and encouragement Thanks so much !

BubzRugz said...

So pretty and fresh ..... I have never tried raw edge applique using the free motion quilt.... must give it a try sometime...
Hugz

Sarah Gough said...

oh that looks so easy - this fusible web business gives me hives, give me something that works like a glue stick anyday!

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

cute table runner! I really need to get my craft room organized. This move seems so much harder than our last and it is taking so much more time for me to get organized. May be something about being pregnant too. What do you think? I would love to try a lapel stick! A glue stick for fabric! Now that's something I could use!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Well heck yeah! You know all of us would love one of them. What an easy way to applique. The possibilities are endless. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

rebecca said...

I'm liking how you think! The lapel stick possibilities are endless.

Jen O said...

I can't count how many times I've thought, gee I wish I could use this glue stick on fabric. Now I can with the lapel stick! Cute table runner too.

Love to Learn said...

Wow, I love it!! Love your table runner too!

Pam said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty project. Thanks too for the info on the Lapel Stick---new product to me! Would like to try it.

Pam Frederick
hellopf@yahoo.com

Alice said...

I just found your blog---love it! I've never seen a lapel stick, but I would love to try one!

mac said...

Love your runner. The lapel stick makes applique easy and would be great for repairs.

Prissy said...

Cute runner. I've never seen a lapel stick, but it looks like a wonderful way to keep appliques in place while sewing them down.

Material Mary said...

What a fun product. Never have heard of this one. The runner is absolutely darling.
Mary

~Dawn~ said...

What a great runner and I just love that binding! Many Blessings!

Lynnae said...

That looks like a great tool to have on hand but especially for applique. I would love the lapel stick.

Madame Samm said...

OHHH wowl...jodi you have got to be the best in projects, and photography around...I am always in such AWE...congrats on a new baby Go, what a home she has found in you...love the runner..when I grow up I want to be as good as you...nahhh not going to happen..I don't have that much time lol...

Amelia said...

That is such a cute idea! Love it!

adodds said...

Love your blog. Your work is giving me some much needed insiration. Would love to try the lapel stick.

Laine said...

Love your table runner. I have never seen the label stick product but would love to try it.

lsandes@comcast.net

Alannah said...

Oh I would love a lapel stick :D and I have a question.. I am just starting on the whole quilting thing and I was wanting to know how you got the awesome stitches... I have saw some in the shape of leaves and awesome squigglies... so i am just wondering... how do people do that... can you email me and tell me... I can never find these things after I post

Dianne said...

The style of that runner is very "don't look now!"...Australian designer who is AMAZING at that free-motion applique technique. Your runner is so cute :)

Carol in E TN said...

I would love to try this product. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like something to try, I have never heard of the lapel stick. I'll have to look for one!

Love the Valentine runner!

Cecilia said...

I like your table runner! Very cute! I would love to try a Lapel stick.

Jodie said...

It looks like a lapel stick! Never seen one before, but it would be fun to experiment with.

Michelle Jensen said...

looks great. I have yet to get good at applique so that would be fun to practice with.

Immi said...

I'd love to give this product a try! Fun!

Nicole Kelly said...

Never heard of the lapel stick wouldn't mind trying it! Can't wait to see what else you create with the go baby go! I love your projects, your organizational tips and am always eager to see more of your gorgeous house and all the wonderful items your hubby creates for you! Your secret lurker!

Chris said...

As always ...VERY CUTE!! Love the circles and hearts together and the stripe edges are very cute!!!I just made a table runner today using your idea from the red and white one (2 and 1/2 inch strips side by side all together with praire points at each end..) love how quick it is and the results are so rewarding!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win the neat Lapel Stick. our10kids@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Sew Sew Cute! That lapel stick sounds like a dream!

sewingmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bayside Gal said...

I would love to try the Lapel Stick. The Go Baby is on my wishlist. Thanks for the fun review and pics...

Pots and Pins said...

Never even heard of a Lapel Stick but I'd love to give it a try...maybe I'll stick some rose petals in a frame with it! I LOVE your frames - A-dorable!! xo, Nan

Oksewnsew said...

I love your blogs-you're such an 'up' person. (and I'm NOT just saying that, I really mean it). The table runner is very cute. I do a LOT of appliqueing and certainly could use the Lapel Stick. Keep up the good work.

Nicole said...

I was reading quickly at at first wondered how these two things were related...and then light bulb! Super cool!

lindagerig said...

IS THIS ON THE MARKET YET? linda gerig

pamela said...

Looks like a easy way to adhere applique and many other things. I think your table runner is cute as can be.

Pamela.Adams62@gmail.com
Snuglewmn@aol.com

Ange said...

Sure, I am always up for trying something new. Love the runner, so cute!

ladybug said...

Love the idea of the lapel stick! Thanks for sharing!

H2Ogirl said...

What a great idea. . I could use this for my cathedral windows.

Kim Walus said...

I love the Valentine Table Runner and the Go Baby is just darling. I might have to get myself one even though I have a Sizzix Big Shot that I bought before the Go Baby was announced. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas. I always love reading your posts and seeing the beautiful pictures you take.

Penny said...

Finally, a product that will keep all my little wool applique pieces in place. Great!!

meri_drake said...

Lapel stick sounds like it would be just the ticket for so many little projects!
Thanks for the giveaway! Love the tablerunner, too!
meri_drake@yahoo.com

pinsandneedles said...

I would love to try the lapel stick! What a cute and easy Valentine's Day table runner! Thanks for sharing!

pam said...

Love the runner. I need to get my butt in gear and get something done around here.

I have never heard of a lapel stick. I will have to check that out if I don't win one. :)


pam roever at yahoo dot com

Kelly O. said...

Your runner looks maaaaaarvelous, daaahrling :)

I've never heard of lapel stick but I think I need it.
the purple glues stick ain't cuttin' it!

Tiffani said...

The lapel stick seems very versatile!

Sandra said...

Love the bright and cheerful tablerunner.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I don't need to be entered to win a lapel stick. I generally use pins or a washable glue stick. I did want to say how adorable your table runner is! Great idea for a simple project that makes a big statement.

Cheryl Palmer said...

I would love to win, but the odds probably aren't with me. :( However I did want to say that I love the runner you made! I may have to keep this in mind! Thanks for sharing!

kclily said...

I love the table runner so I could really use a lapel stick. This is a new product to me.

Beverly said...

The lapel stick is new to me! I think your table runner is very nice. Thank you for the inspiration.

pojeda said...

I have never heard of Lapel Stick, and I haven't tried applique yet, but I sure would like to!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Bluzbrod said...

My favorite kind of project -- spur of the moment, completely winging it, adding this idea and that, and having it come out simply wonderful! Great job.

missavene said...

Very cute table runner :) Neat product too.

missavene at gmail dot com

Ebony said...

That's a very cute table runner. Also, when you cut appliqué pieces with your GO!, you can also adhere an iron-on fusible to the fabric before cutting, and then you don't have to worry about gluing them afterward.

KimT said...

so fabulous!

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