The lovely people at Lapel Stick gave me some glue sticks to try out and review on my blog.
So far I am very pleased with this new glue.
I have used it for both machine and hand applique. The glue was easy to use and did not gum up my needles at all. Lapel Stick is non-toxic and non-staining.
I usually use Fons and Porter's glue stick to glue down the corners of a quilt that I'm turning the binding on. Before hand stitching the binding to the back of the quilt, I like to glue the corners down so the mitres stay straight and I don't end up with any bulk in the corners. The few minutes that it takes to glue everything down just makes the process so much easier. The Lapel Stick worked a little better as the glue is a little firmer so wasn't as messy to use.
The glue was invented to glue down the lapels on golf shirts but the packaging says:
"First Aid for Fashion Emergencies. A temporary, non staining fabric adhesive to secure shirt collars, hems and most fabrics." It also says that 30 cents from each sale is donated to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. I like a company with a heart!
The Lapel Stick is available from Cherished Pieces if you're interested in purchasing some. Cherished Pieces does mail order for those of you not living in this area.
I did take some photos but for some reason they just don't want to load.
I have 3 Lapel Sticks to give away. Just leave a comment and I'll do a random draw of three names on Sunday.