Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways-Day 4!

Happy Monday and welcome to Day 4 of Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways to celebrate the 3rd season of Sew it All airing on PBS! If Sew it All doesn’t air in your area, please contact your local PBS station to request they carry it! We want to teach everyone all the fun techniques and projects we have in store this season!

Remember to enter to win each day by answering the question in the Comments section. Also, we will be giving away a GRAND PRIZE, your own copy of Sew It All, Season 2! You will be automatically entered to win the grand prize every time you comment on a giveaway day question.

Yesterday we asked, “What has been your favorite Sew it All TV Episode?”

We have four winners today: Deb Davidson, Tarla Gernert and Erika won a copy of Sonya Nimri’s book, Beadalicious.

AND… Kelli won a copy of Sonya Nimri’s book Just for the Frill of It!

Check out Sonya’s episode, “No-Sweat Sweater.”

Thanks everyone for your comments! Congratulations to our winners; please email with your mailing address to receive your prize!

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Today we are giving away a copy of Joyce Drexler’s book, An Updated Supplement to Sulky’s Secrets to Successful Stabilizing. (The scarf project from Eric Drexler’s episode Feel of Chenille is on page 45 of the book!)

Get step by step directions for 13 fun projects and learn tons of useful stabilizing tips and tricks! Just from flipping through this book, I learned some uses for stabilizer that I never knew!

All you have to do to enter is answer this question in the comments section: How do you use stabilizer?

Good luck! The winner will be announced tomorrow!

 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 4!
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60 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways-Day 4!

  1. Paula Henderson says:

    I use stabilizer for embroidery. Some lighter stabilizers are used when I need to have a crisp edge with a hem or a stitched edge.

  2. Pamela Wright says:

    when i embrooidery

  3. I use stabilizer behind lightweight fabric when I want to do decorative stitches.


  4. Cathy Schmitt says:

    I am currently using it to stablize Canvas Easter baskets for my grandchildren! They are turning out great! I also use it for all of my embroidering and sewing projects! I love, Sew it all TV on Saturday mornings on my local PBS station.

  5. Glenda Thomas says:

    I have never used stabilizer before and am looking forward to starting some new projects with the water soluble kind.

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  7. Roxy says:

    I use stabilizers on all my embroidery projects as well as some of my appliques. I just used stabilizers on some stretchy quilt blocks and it helped a lot in keeping them from stretching. I’m just learning about the using double layers of stabilizers.

  8. Savannagal says:

    I don’t even know what stabilizer is. This book would be perfect for me. I guess I’ll go look up stabilizer and find out what it is. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Kathy hulsmann says:

    I use stabilizer for al my embroidery or on projects that Ned a little bit more help. :)

  10. Pat Hersl says:

    I’ll follow pattern instructions and also stabilize if I’m doing any machine decorative stitch work.

  11. karen iozzia says:

    I use stabilizer mostly for machine embroidey. I like learning all the possibilities to use all the different kinds. Its very inspiring for me.

  12. Kathleen Chevalier says:

    I use all sorts of stabilizer for embroidery, purses, fabric bowels, pillows, and all sorts of fabric projects that need to have body. And, of course, I use interfacing in garments.

  13. patty says:

    I use interfacing when sewing different items. Have not used stablizers–even when completing embriodery projects. Didn’t realize I should.

  14. Bette Kratoska says:

    I hav e never used stabilizer, however after seeing some of the wonderful things that can be made with stabilizer I can’t wait to try it.

  15. Blossom says:

    I’ve used interfacing lots of times, if that counts. I’ve used it when sewing bags, headbands, and Christmas stockings.

  16. Terry Schultz says:

    I’m new to embroidery and trying to learn the how-to’s of stablizers. Very confusing!

  17. I use it for embroidery and did use it on a t-shirt quilt for my son.

  18. Gloria Hemmen says:

    Recently, I used stabilizer when sewing a Barbie wedding gown. It saved my sanity when stitching those tiny bodice pieces!

  19. Linda T says:

    I too use stabilizer for machine embroidery.

  20. Jamie Fukofuka says:

    I’ve never used one. I’m going to have to read up on this!

  21. Debbie Okrzesik says:

    I use stabilizer on all embroidery projects and many general sewing and mending activities. I often double it and always save the scraps. Even the smallest pieces get used. I keep a largest selection as using the right one for each job is important to getting the best outcome.

  22. sandyb says:

    I have only used stabilizer in garment sewing but would like to explore other uses and the comments above have me exploring now. I would love this book!!! Thank you!!

  23. Angela Cianfaglione says:

    I use stabilizer for some small projects like slippers, headbands but would love to know more ways to use the product.

  24. zapper45701 says:

    I used it for an alteration to a set of sleeves to keep them from pulling out of shape.

  25. Carolyn H says:

    The only thing I have used it for is embroidery.

  26. Brenda Hojonski says:

    I use stabilizer for embroidery designs, but would love to learn what else I can do with it as I have lots of scraps I would like to use, not throw out.

  27. I use stabilizer to shape and smooth necklines and tote bags.

  28. Marilyn Markle says:

    I use stabilizer on my T Shirt Quilts. It’s easy to use and makes a perfect quilt block.

  29. I also use stabilizer for embroidery projects as well as buttonholes.

  30. Mama Lusco says:

    For buttonholes and embroidery. Thank you!

  31. Use stabilizers when embroidering, making buttonholes, and whenever I feel a little extra support is needed. I especially like water soluble stabilizers.

  32. Use stabilisers when embroidering, making buttonholes, and whenever I feel a little extra support is needed. I especially like water soluble stabilizers.

  33. Tracey Mecham says:

    I use stabilizer for all of my freestanding embroidery designs including drink coasters, finger pupets and book markers and for any freemotion work in embellishing projects.

  34. Tambra Vandal says:

    I use stabilizer for all my machine embroidering projects only, but I would love to learn about more uses for it & put it to good use when I’m sewing on new projects.

  35. Kathy Frank says:

    I use fusible mesh on t-shirts and polos so it doesn’t stretch while embroidering

  36. Laurie Tahir says:

    I use stabelizer for my beadwork. I do applique beading. My daughter uses it for her embroidery

  37. Patty Chambers says:

    craft projects, button holes, the list goes on.

  38. Kathy Sellner says:

    I have a huge stash of stabilizers that I use primarily for machine embroidery. I am always learning new ways to use them and just wish I had time to explore each new technique,

  39. Elan Schneider says:

    I use interfacing as a stabilizer to construct and repair garments.

  40. Suzanne Ripple says:

    I use stablizer to back my embroidery designs

  41. Sue Haver says:

    In addition to using stabilizer for embroidery work, I also use stabilizer on edges of bias cut clothing while sewing. I also use it for any very stretchy fabric for stabilization while sewing, before making buttonholes, and inserting zippers in stretchy fabrics, also.

  42. Jann says:

    Presently I am using stabilizer as I am designing my own purses. In the past I used it mostly with collars. This would be an awesome win.. I’ve only seen what I can find online, my local PBS isn’t carrying your show and I’ve asked but no response.

  43. Lorna Calaway says:

    Recently, I used stabilizer to back fabric I used to make a sun hat…gotta keep the sun off this face down here in AZ.

  44. Jeanne says:

    Stabalizer is the key to nice smooth machine embroidery. I always use it varyng the type and weight according to the project I am embroidering. Occasionally I have used a double layer with a particularly difficut fabric.

  45. Sue says:

    I use stabilizer on almost all sewing projects. It’s great under sewing projects to keep the seam even. What’s left I use as a liquid stabilizer to stiffen fabric temporarily for ironing or sewing. Joyce Trexler is one of my favorite authors.

  46. Janice Peterson says:

    Have never used stabilizer might help me out – will explore! New at this sewing thing and all that I should know!

  47. B. Parmer says:

    I use stabilizer to mend holes in clothes.

  48. Brenda says:

    I use stabilizer in all my embroidery projects. I am still learning which stabilizer to use on which materials.

  49. i have used stabilizer on embroidery designs,but really never tried it on anything else.

  50. Patricia Lenhart says:

    I use stabilizer for all my embroidery projects, which unfortunately is not as much as I would like. I also save the scraps of my water soluble stabilizers to make a liquid stabilizer.