Lapel Stick — Giveaway!

Last week I had a couple of posts with ideas for using Lapel Stick – and I loved working with it!  It’s great for installing a zipper

without pins, and Sophia and I had a great time learning to sew

without pins!  The pieces are re-positional so you can be sure that it is just where you want it, and it all washes out, won’t hurt your fabric in any way.

I’m positive there are 500 other ways to use Lapel Stick – what would you do with it?

Here’s your chance to win these two Lapel Sticks!

Leave me a comment telling me how you would use it – for one chance.

Like Lapel Stick on Facebook and leave me another comment – for a second chance.

I will update this post on Friday, July 1, with a winner – Good luck!


By |2017-02-06T09:18:35-06:00June 28th, 2011|give away, review|134 Comments


  1. Suzanne June 28, 2011 at 6:13 am

    I’m doing a quilt project now with templates. I bet it would be great for sticking them down to trace and cut. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Gill June 28, 2011 at 6:14 am

    What a great idea for zips!
    Would it work on applique??

  3. kelly June 28, 2011 at 6:14 am

    i’d love to win! thanks for the giveaway!

  4. LT June 28, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Honestly, using it on zippers would be wonderful! But I would also use it when creating a hem for my own clothing. It would make it much easier to try the hem out without worrying about stepping into pins!

  5. Sue June 28, 2011 at 6:17 am

    This question is totally boring, but did you find it gummed up your needle at all? I would use it in my kids beginner sewing classes for sure – if they don’t need to stop and clean off their needles. As a matter of fact I’d like to mention your sewing experience with the lapel stick and your daughter on my blog if it’s okay.

  6. Janet Yatska June 28, 2011 at 6:19 am

    I’d use it to temporarily put on my applique

  7. Stray Stitches June 28, 2011 at 6:22 am

    I would use the lapel stick for my applique projects! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway :)

  8. Stray Stitches June 28, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I ‘liked’ Lapel Stick on FB :)

  9. Amy B. June 28, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I would use it for my Bottled Rainbows quilt! It would keep those scraps in place!

  10. Carol June 28, 2011 at 6:29 am

    For sure I’d use it for zippers and applique. I never saw this product before, but I’m sure going to look for it.

  11. Margaret June 28, 2011 at 6:33 am

    It’s great for hand (or quilt) applique. Thanks for the chance

  12. Debbie B Sam June 28, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Too funny – I was putting on my shorts this morning with back pockets, and those stupid pockets won’t stay down, I was thinking I could surely use one of those lapel sticks :)

  13. Betty Lou June 28, 2011 at 6:39 am

    I would probably use it for applique, but I am sure it has many uses.

  14. Patricia Campion June 28, 2011 at 6:43 am

    I can think of quite a few ideas; specifically needle-turn applique or glue basting curves on drunkard’s path blocks

  15. Lee Ann L. June 28, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I would use it for applique, helping with putting on the binding, and many other uses. I probably would give one away to a friend who is just starting to sew. :-)

  16. Sarah Craig June 28, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I think this would be really useful for applique – and a lot easier than spraying the applique with basting spray!!

  17. Sarah Craig June 28, 2011 at 6:50 am

    And I just “Liked” lapel stick on Facebook! Thanks for the chance!!

  18. shout4joy June 28, 2011 at 6:59 am

    I would use it for applique and for sticking down my bindings without pins :)

  19. M-R June 28, 2011 at 7:01 am

    I’d use it for doing a Bottled Rainbow blocks and for gluing down the pieces of a stained glass quilt that I’m doing. I’m thinking that it would be a lot less messy than the glue baste it glue that I’m currently using. Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to use this!

  20. Tabatha June 28, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I’d use lapel stick for enclosed seams, to hold them together before top stitching. I’d also probably use it for holding appliques in place before stitching.

  21. Tabatha June 28, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I Like’d Lapel Stick on FB. :D

  22. Deborah in Atlanta June 28, 2011 at 7:09 am

    I’d probably end up doing a google on the lapel stick and finding how all of you wonderful crafters are using it. Then I’d give you the best form of flattery – I’d copy what you’re using it for! I’ve got some quilt projects I hope to be starting soon – One will have some homemade templates, so I could use it to hold those templates on the fabric to keep it from slipping. And I could definitely try it with the zippers like you’re showing (I’ve been avoiding zippers), and I’ve been wanting to teach my 5-year old granddaughter how to sew, so I could use it for tutorial purposes with her. Cool concept!

  23. Paul June 28, 2011 at 7:09 am

    I would use it for piecing small pieces, of which there are plenty in the FWQS, which I am doing…

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  24. jmniffer June 28, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I think I would use it to hold down pieces for applique. Thanks for the chance to win and give it a try. jmniffer

  25. Paul June 28, 2011 at 7:12 am

    OK… Lapel Stick is now “Liked” on FB as well…

    Thanks Again for the opportunity to win!


  26. ktquilts June 28, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Sounds good to me! I would use it for applique, binding, and zippers…and anything else I could think of!!

  27. Victoria Paige June 28, 2011 at 7:21 am

    I would use it to install zippers too! What a great idea. Among many other things.

    Thanks for the chance! And how sweet teaching your daughter to sew! I love that. I look forward to teaching my daughter to sew, to. In about 7 or 8 years…..

  28. Monica June 28, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I’d use it in English paper piecing to prep my shap instead of thread.

  29. Kristy - Hopeful Threads June 28, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Would love to try this with zippers to keep them for sliding. Also for trims and bias…I bet it would be helpful around curved edges.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. Emma June 28, 2011 at 7:31 am

    What a terrific idea! I’d love to be able to use it when my son James is sewing; he’s 5 1/2 and loves making quilts, but I’m always worried about him sewing over pins, and the stopping and starting to remove them tends to make him stitch off line.

  31. Lynne June 28, 2011 at 7:37 am

    As a novice quilter I like to try anything and I can see its uses for particularly small pieces of applique.

  32. Mary Claire June 28, 2011 at 7:37 am

    For sure for zippers, but also for keeping those cris cross type dresses in place…a girls gotta keep it modest right? =) I’d not heard of this product before, thanks!

  33. Betty June 28, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I would use label stick for the corners on binding. I think they would turn out so much neater than when you use pins.

  34. EvaLyn June 28, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Besides all of the suggestions already listed, I think I would also keep one of them at work. I’ve always kept a sewing kit in my desk but, oh, this would be so much easier! Thank you for your give away!

  35. Jessica June 28, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Binding – and I just started making some things with zippers, so I think this would help!

  36. Beth June 28, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I ordered some after your post last week and have already used it on a quilt~a~long I am doing…works great! I will using it with a zipper today! Good luck to everyone! Whoever wins will LOVE this stuff!!! Smiles~Beth

  37. Patty June 28, 2011 at 7:56 am

    The first thing I would do with it is “stick” it in my daughters hand. Bringing a stack of clothes to fix might be eliminated ;)

  38. Niki June 28, 2011 at 7:59 am

    How cool! Will test with zipper – Thanks

  39. Carol Dilllman June 28, 2011 at 8:03 am

    My daughter is getting married in August so I am sure something will need sticking on the special day.

  40. Mary June 28, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I can see a million uses for it. I think it would be perfect for holding the initial pieces of fabric in place when doing paper piecing, holding buttons in place until you sew them, and on and on.

  41. Michelle June 28, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I would use it to keep my binding nicely folded to the back while I did the hand stitching. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Charming's Mama June 28, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I would use it for appliques.

  43. Miss Nancy June 28, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Looks like Lapel Stick is a great product. I would use it with invisible machine applique. Looks like it would be handy for holding your turned under seam allowance when preparing your pattern pieces for the applique process. Thank you for sharing this information and for the giveaway. Sophia is doing a great job with her sewing.

    Have a super great sewing, stitching, and teaching day.

  44. Funky's Mama June 28, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Attaching labels to the backing before quilting

  45. Sonia B June 28, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I’m going to be working with triangles . . . I think this would sure come in handy for those seams on the bias! Thanks for the chance.

  46. Angie June 28, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I would use them for zippers, I made a couple of pouches recently and had a hard time keeping the zippers in place, your zipper looks awesome.

  47. Terri Brown June 28, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I would like to try on a zipper. I just bought some zippers to try and make a pouch purse and this product would probably help me. Thanks for the opportunity.

  48. Lynette June 28, 2011 at 8:43 am

    At this very moment, I would use it on my paper piecing project. Next week I would use it with applique prepwork. And I’d sure want to try it out on zipper sewing!!

  49. Jenn June 28, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I have been wanting to put together a zippered bag, but didn’t want to fight with the zipper- sounds like this is a great solution.

  50. Christine June 28, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I was just thinking about the lapel stick…I would use it when piecing small pieces, when I am hemming and putting in a zipper. Thanks for the giveaway. And I can’t wait to try a lapel stick.

  51. Christine June 28, 2011 at 9:07 am

    I just liked the lapel stick on fb. Thanks.

  52. Rachel June 28, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Seriously, LOL, I popped in her and was going to say that I would use it for a project that I am involved in that has many templates…Hmmm, Suzanne (who is my SIL) beat me to it…So, I would use it to hold appliques pieces when (think 2020ish) making a Baltimore quilt makes it to the top of the list. LOL. Have a great day!

  53. Elisabeth June 28, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I would love to try the lapel stick on zips. I’m sure it’s also handy to position appliques and pockets on bags. Thank you for the giveaway.

  54. Elisabeth June 28, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I like lapel stick on FB :-)

  55. Jo June 28, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I have never done any applique but would love to try and this would be just the ticket to get me started!

  56. Esther June 28, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I’d use it for hems! I tend to pin the hem and then iron it. But when I do that I melt my pin heads :(

  57. Cindy Dahlgren June 28, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I would love this to help me with zippers. They are the bain of my existance!

  58. Sara June 28, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Definitely zippers! Thanks for the giveaway

  59. Ellie - Craft Sew Create June 28, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I would definitely use it for hemming!

  60. Melissa June 28, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Would love to try using it for a zipper for a new wallet:0)

  61. Angie June 28, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I think I would be inspired to try my first zipper if I won!

  62. wendy June 28, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I think I’d have a go at using it for applique without having to iron Bondaweb on everything.

  63. Angie June 28, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I like lapel stick on FB!

  64. Andria June 28, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I’ve got some pillows to make so I would use it for zippers on the pillows.

  65. Elle June 28, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Zippers, as everyone has said, but I also really like the idea of using it instead of pins – i’m wondering how it would work for curved piecing? also, i think it would make applique go so much easier…right now, i often use fusible interfacing, but i’d much rather have something that would completely wash out when i’m done and that wouldn’t gum up my needle so much.

  66. Sew Create It - Jane June 28, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I could see using the label stick to hold appliqué shapes down before they are stitched…or even for prep-ing them for machine appliqué!

  67. Cornelia June 28, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I work on a lot of group quilts-which means I have a lot of seams with different seam allowances that need to match up. I stink at pinning-can’t seem to do it w/o distortion, so I think a little dab of glue would be just the ticket!

  68. GRACIELA FERRARI June 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Hi, I like to try this product for my work patchwork, thank you for this opportunity
    kisses for you ♥

  69. Lindsay June 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I think I would use it to hold down binding and for sure I’d use it with zippers.

  70. Paloma June 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I think this wikk be perfect for machine binding too. But I have to definitely try it for teaching my girls to sew.
    Thanks for the giveaway Amy!! BTW I did my “like” at FB

  71. Linda June 28, 2011 at 11:16 am


  72. Nicole Gendy June 28, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I would use the lapel stick to make some string blocks. Glue down the middle strip to my foundation and then sew!

  73. June June 28, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I’d use it as you have – to help teach my daughter how to peice without pins

  74. Sara June 28, 2011 at 11:42 am

    No pins for a zipper! Got. to. try to win these! I would use it for a zipper, of course and piecing:)

  75. Helen June 28, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I’d use it for my applique – no more tacking! Thanks for the giveaway.

  76. Laura June 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

    My sister and I are going to teach my niece how to sew this summer. After seeing your post with your daughter I thought how handy one of these lapel sticks would be! Thanks for the chance to win!

  77. Laura June 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I liked lapel stick on facebook!

  78. Tiffany June 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I would have to use the lapel sticks for applique!

  79. June Modena June 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Boy, I didn’t have any idea that this worked that well. I two g-daughters that love to craft and sew with me. They still have a little trouble keeping the seams stright. This will help a whole
    lot. Thanks for entering me in this giveaway. It would be great to win, but even if I don’t you have helped me with the girls.
    Thanks again!

  80. Linda in PA June 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I dislike putting in zippers with pins because they seen to distort the zipper. This would be a great way to hold those zippers until they are sewn. Thanks for the chance to win lapel stick.

  81. Alli June 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I’d use it to do raw-edge applique. In the past, I’ve used fusible web to stick applique pieces on, and this would save me from having to cut out shapes twice, heh. Thanks for the giveaway!

  82. Sheila June 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Oh I’d love to win the lapel pins , they would come in so handy for applique , holding those pieces in place . Thanks for the chance .

  83. Sheila June 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I have liked Lapel pin on Facebook.

  84. Irina De Juan June 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    oh, this looks so useful! hems hems and more hems with no need for needles! it would be great. thanks for the chance!
    it’s so good that your little girl started to learn how to sew with the help of this tool!

  85. Eileen June 28, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I’d definitely use it to do placement of pieces for stained glass quilts. I tried a basting glue and it was useless! This sounds so great. Anxious to try it. Thanks for opportunity and have a great day

  86. MarciaW June 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I’m wondering if Lapel stick would work to hold a quilting motif to a quilt top so can draw it for later machine quilting?? I know that it would be a treat for me to trial with applique – which want to learn to do (reasonably well).

  87. Jacqueline June 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I think Id use it for laminates and applique. =)

  88. MarciaW June 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    We liked lapel stick on FB and left a comment as Margaret and Marcia. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

  89. Deana June 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Love the idea of teaching sewing without pins. One less thing for my girls to watch out for while sewing! Thanks for sharing!!

  90. Beth T. June 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    So many good ideas already–I really like the one about using it to securely position templates. I think I’d go with affixing the seams of applique shapes before stitching them down. Thanks for the giveaway.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  91. MollyP June 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I’m thinking of using it to hold down pattern pieces when cutting. Especially the little/narrow ones where pinning them causes a bump or you end up cutting the pin itself. Thanks!

  92. Beth June 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Well for putting in zippers of course, I always have trouble with that. And for holding appliques on while I sew them!

  93. Beth June 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I liked Lapel Stick on facebook!
    Fingers crossed!

  94. Gretchen F June 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Would it hold my bra straps to my tank top straps?

  95. janita June 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    this looks like a great product. I would use it for a ticker tape quilt and it is a great Idea to use it for little ones learning to sew. Even my sister who doesn’t sew because she can’t deal with the pins needs some:_) if I win I might have to share a stick. Thanks for a chance to win. Janita

  96. Ellen June 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I have a quilt that needs repair. I am hoping that the stick would work on that issue!

    Thanks for the giveaway

  97. Ellen June 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I have a quilt that needs repair and I am hoping the stick will help with that repair.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  98. Melissa Mclellan June 28, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    WOW what an awesome product – It would be so useful for sewing – Would be great for holding on appliques while you sew them on. And would be amazing for doing hems.

  99. Melissa Mclellan June 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Have liked lapel stick on facebook

  100. jane denny June 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Would love to win this–would be so great for so many things!

  101. lee June 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    i would love to use this for my appliques ! thanks~

  102. jane denny June 28, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Just “Liked” you on FB.

  103. Cornwoman June 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I would use Lapel Stick to baste seam allowances on applique pieces and then baste those pieces onto the background. I’ve been using starch to do it, and it’s messy and time consuming to use. These would be fast and easy. It takes a little time to prep the pieces, but it’s far more portable without pins, and sews up by hand very quickly once it’s done.

  104. Cornwoman June 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I think I just “Liked” it on FB, but not sure how to tell.

  105. Barb June 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I like to use the glue to do quilt bindings, glue hems so it is easier to hem….glue is just amazing for most project to make them easier. Thanks for this giveaway.

  106. Lisa Marie June 28, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Just the other day a friend and I were using Elmer’s Glue to hold some folded bias strips in place long enough to get them stitched. Lapel Stick might have been a better option!

  107. Pam June 28, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Zippers, zippers and applique …thanks for the chance to win!

  108. Kathy June 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I liked Lapel Stick on facebook for a while now.

  109. Kathy June 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I would use Lapel Stick on the 30″x30″ quilt that I am making for the quilt show for our local quilt guild. Lots and lots of tiny little pieces need help staying in place.

  110. Jo A nn V June 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I have a roundtable cloth I made for a reading table in my bedroom. It was on the table for 5 years and I never did hem it. So much trouble. With the lapel glue stick it was like magic. so fast and now it finally looks professional

  111. robin June 28, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I’d like to try it for applique.

  112. robin June 28, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I like lapel stick on Facebook! thanks for the giveaway chance!

  113. SewCalGal June 28, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I’ve been wondering how Label Stick might work for applique, but really like your idea of using it for a zipper. Great idea. Definitely want to try that trick.


  114. Shawn Schumacher June 28, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I would use the Lapel Stick to sew with my son.

  115. Jeanette June 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I wonder if it would work to put a binding on a quilt or hold applique while you sew them down. I do like your zipper idea. I may have to give it a try.

  116. Debbie June 29, 2011 at 3:02 am

    I’d like to try it out for seams instead of pins.

  117. Grace June 29, 2011 at 3:28 am

    these look great for appliques and zippers, also for keeping templates in place I think. Thanks for the chance!

  118. Barb Colvin June 29, 2011 at 4:11 am

    I’d use the lapel sticks for applique work mostly, but I definitely want to try out the zipper app, too.

  119. kathy harris June 29, 2011 at 7:38 am

    I think it would be great for small pieces in applique. I usually have to hold a pin to keep it in place and some of the pieces are so small the pin barely works.

  120. Sue D June 29, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I think I would use this for appliques.

  121. Cecilia June 29, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I would definitely have to try it with a zipper. I’ve been wanting to make some of the little bags I see, but I don’t like working with zippers. This would be a great chance to try it out. Thanks for the giveaway.

  122. Mimi June 29, 2011 at 10:01 am

    These would be awesome to win – I love applique and would use them for that!! Thanks for the chance!

  123. Hanna June 29, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Hmmmm… the zipper idea is great! I probably would use it for small applique pieces.

  124. Stephanie C. June 29, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I would use this hold applique in place while sewing!

  125. Carmen June 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I would use it for sticking templates to my fabric when I cut. I like to make sure that the template doesn’t slide around.

  126. Carmen June 29, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I liked Lapel Stick’s facebook page! Wish me luck!!

  127. elizabeth c. June 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    i would definitely use it for zipper placement…but i imagine i would use it for a zillion other things too!

  128. Dianne Giles June 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I would use it to stick down those pesky centres of lots of seams!! I may get a “flat middle” yet! Thanks for the chance.

  129. Janet June 29, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I think this would be perfect for positioning pieces that are being hand appliqued. I do that kind of work regularly.

  130. Kristin M June 30, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    How about for appliques and English paper piecing. Also paper piecing when setting the 1st piece of fabric.

  131. Katy June 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I would love to use it for my bitty block appliques… I think it would be easier to use as a handsewer than heat n’ bond

  132. Kim D. June 30, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    The lapel stick looks like it would be a great way to install zippers. Pinning can be so tedious and then the pins get in the way when you’re ready to sew. Thanks for the chance.

  133. Krista July 1, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I’m sure I’m at least a day late for chance in the draw. But these lapel sticks would be *fabulous* for a stained glass quilt that I’m working on.

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