First off, I wanted to show you the finished quilt! YEA ME!!! I had originally done a middle but didn't like the shoes, looked to babyish as you see in this picture.
For some reason I just couldn't continue on with this quilt because it is not a baby quilt. So it sat for a few weeks while I thought....and thought...
Finally I took it out and came up with these shoes and I must say I am so much happier. Quilt has been folded up, forgot to take a picture when it was finished, therefore wrinkles.
Finished this baby quilt using the panels and last border from Inchworm Fabrics. I am not really a fan of panels and w I cut them apart, added the sashing and the rest is history. My sister Beverly gave me the ABC's and I found the ABC border in my stash...whohoooo that was a true happy dance (did you feel the earth quake)? Now I feel differently about panels...I went in search of more in my stash...
Back to the Lapel Sticks, want more information hit the word Lapel Sticks and it will transform you to a wealth of information.
I had not heard of these sticks before until Gene posted on his blog about them, once again....just hit his name and you will be transported to his take on the sticks. I was so interested in his post that I contacted Gene about these sticks. Then he hooked me up with Keith, president, of the company who makes them and he sent me some to try.
Here is my take on the sticks. I use the glue stick to bind my quilts, I sew the one side, glue the other and then sew...makes is to easy
Here is what I found:
1. Don't use steam with the Lapel Stick. I use steam with my glue sticks, found it works best that way. So the Lapel Stick goes easy on the fingers....no steamed needed.
2. As far as mess, the lapel stick wins hands down....usually when I use glue sticks I have a mess all over the fingers I am using. With the Lapel Stick I have less mess and it takes me less time to wash up or if I have to wash up at all. I know, there are some of you out there that are not messy...pooey on you (smiling)....I can't do anything without making a mess so this is an issue with me.
3. I really wanted to try this product because I go through a lot of glue and am always up for a different type or something that will make my life a little easier which I have found that these Lapel sticks are a pretty smart idea.
Thanks Keith for allowing me to try this product and Gene for introducing them to me.