Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of Sew it All TV’s 13 Days of Giveaways. To celebrate Season 4 airing on PBS September 1st, we’re revisiting past episodes and giving away prizes!

Coming up in season 4, get more fun, easy projects, like season 3 guest Josephine Kimberling‘s adorable sketchbook cover from her episode, “Material World.” Get the free instructions from each episode at!

Congratulations to yesterday’s winner, LaDonna Pyne! LaDonna won a copy of The Feisty Stitcher by Susan Wasinger. (In season 1, Susan demonstrated how to create a lunch bag from recycled plastic bags in, “In the Bag.”)

Our Day 3 prize is a copy of the Updated Supplement to Sulky’s Secrets to Successful Stabilizing AND a sample package of Sulky water-soluble stabilizer!

900B17 ds 226x300 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 3Two luck winners will receive this prize, chock full of easy-to-make projects, ranging from beautiful art-quilt wallhangings, wearables, jewelry, home-dec, and felted art for both wearing and framing.

(Read up on the magic of stabilizer in all its various forms and create the beautiful sashiko potholders Ellen Osten demonstrated in season 3′s “Simply Sashiko.” <–Get the free instructions!)

To enter to win this prize, answer the following question in the comments section below, “What projects do you create using stabilizer?”

Machine embroidery projects use stabilizer all the time, but you can use stabilizer for all sorts of sewing applications, such as the thread bowl from season 1, and a lattice-work vest coming up in season 4. Tell us about your stabilizer experience!

The winner will be announced on Monday, along with our Day 4 prize! Good luck!

 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 3
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78 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 3

  1. Penny says:

    I have never used stabilizer…

  2. Doreen Kennedy says:

    I use stablizer on applique quilts and embroidery!

  3. Diane Jettinghoff says:

    Clothes, bags, any applique or embroidery — what don’t you use stabalizer?

  4. Cassandra says:

    I use stabilizer for every machine embroidery project, quilted keychains, coin purses and many of the craft projects I’ve made.

  5. Kimberly N says:

    Clothes, applique, bags mostly :)

  6. Deann says:

    I use stabilizer when making purses and bags.

  7. Carmi says:

    I use stabilizer to make tote bags and embroidery projects.

  8. Laura Zengel says:

    I use stabilizer for all my embroidery work. Love it.

  9. Mary Mac says:

    Used on a fiber/yarn wrap. It held everything together while I sewed it together.

  10. Robert Welborn says:

    I use stabilizer to make Free Standing Lace Ornaments and Bookmarks for my friends that still read real books!

  11. betty savage says:

    I have learned from experience stablizer is your best friend. from doing quilts to doing little things on kids clothes. It turns out so much better. I have learned using enough to hoop it on tee shirts sure does a more professional job. either embroidery or sewing it is the boss

  12. Linda Phillip says:

    Wahoo for stabilizers. I use them when I embroider towels and on inside of bags. I use them behind buttons and buttonholes. I use them all the time.

  13. Diane Jones says:

    I use stabilizer on most all of my projects it just looks more professional.

  14. Angie Larsen says:

    Just starting in embroidery….used tear-away stabilizer to embroider “Go Tigers” & “Go Sox” on the edges of a fleece blanket for a dual-allegiance family!

  15. Roberta Benson says:

    I use stabilizer for embroidery, shirt collars, cuffs and anywhere I want more structure.

  16. Julie says:

    I’m really new to this and have used stabilizer for the standard t-shirts and baby blankets. But I did make a message/curtain for my daughter to use at work. It embroidered the words “DO NOT DISTURB” on fabric to hang over the windowed-doors at the daycare where she’s employed.

    This daycare can have have doors without windows or locks on doors…for child safety regulations to protect their children from adult preditors, etc. And she’s PUMPING to feed her breast milk to her infant son! The only rooms without windows is the bathroom! And no one expected her to pump there…would you eat meal prepared earlier from the bathroom? My grandson doesn’t either!Ha!

    Anyway, the material was a little heavy so I used the sticky stabilizer to put it on the hoop to embroider them! Had to make 2…2 doors in the room! LOL!

  17. Tina says:

    I use stabilizer for all my embroidery projects. Some projects, I use a ripper as well!

  18. Susan Boliek says:

    I use it for handbags but always wonder if there might be a better one to be using.

  19. Kathy Hutchins says:

    I use tons of different stabilizers. For my machine embroidery to purses I make. Would not turn out as good without it.


  20. ellen kudron says:

    I use a stabalizer mostly for totes and purses

  21. Lisa Blevins says:

    I use stabilizer for anything embroidered…from T-Shirts to Patches.

  22. patricia zachary says:

    i use all types of stabilzer depending on the project – i love free standing lace and my next project are napkins using water soluble and a lite weight soft tear away. :) makes me happy

  23. Amy Casner says:

    I use it when I am working with stretchy fabics or I need to re-enforce a part of the ferret clothing I make.

  24. Robin Huss says:

    I’ve used it in shirts, purses and bags.

  25. I use stabilizer for all embroidery projects.

  26. Nancy Wiley says:

    I use tons of stabilizer for embroidery projects on towels, bags, shirts, whatever. I have the machine so I embroider everything. I would love to learn about other ways to use it and proper use of the different types of stabilizer though.

  27. valeriec says:

    Doing a lot of free standing lace ornaments right now

  28. Karen Austin says:

    I used stabilizer under button holes which makes them easier to work.

  29. Karen A. says:

    I find buttonholes easier to make with stabilizer!

  30. Jennifer H. says:

    I used fusible this week to add structure to the brim and outer pieces of a newsboy style hat :)

  31. Roberta Schultz says:

    I use it for buttonholes mostly. Would like to make those fabric baskets though!

  32. I’m gonna need some for the 2 quilts I’m making out of children’s clothing. I also use it when embroidering and making bags.

  33. Kim Carter says:

    I use them for my embroidery and clothes making. Hope to get into bags too.

  34. Judy Timko says:

    Stabilizer is a godsend. I use it in all embroidery projects. I use water soluble as top layer when embroidering on terry cloth towels. Makes the design sharper and eliminates pulled threads. I also using in sewing projects to make sturdy plackets and edges.

  35. Susan V says:

    Bags and appliques.

  36. Sue Winnie says:

    I use different stabilizers for different projects. Wash away for free standing lace. Iron oN and melt away for towels. The thicker stabilizers work well in pocket books, cases where you just need a little more strength. So many ideas!!

  37. Angela Cianfaglione says:

    I would love to try to make a landscape quilt using stabilizer.

  38. Lauren A says:

    when i add beads and sequins to collars on dresses or on stretchy things. of course also when I add fancy stitches with my machine

    yay for giveaway

  39. Phyllis Schwalbauch says:

    I have used it in clothing, purses and boxes.

  40. Donna N. says:

    All my machine embroidery, purses, decorative stitching on garments.

  41. Pee jay Davis says:

    Not to many things right now! Still learning on what kind to use on what type of material! Would love to win this!

  42. Brenda says:

    This week it has been book bags for the grandchildren. Also a few t-shirts with cute embroidery designs.

  43. Cindy Amend says:

    I always use stabilizer when making buttonholes! and all of my embroidery projects.

  44. Kitty Dorling says:

    Used it in a laptop bag for greater support.

  45. gail m says:

    yikes, I couldn’t do anything without stabilizer!! use it on all my embroidery projects!!

  46. Diana says:

    I use it for all my machine embroidery on quilts, Koozies, gift bags and cards.

  47. Lynn H says:

    Bags, fabric boxes, purses, toys, shirts w/collars and plackets and other stuff I can’t think of right now

  48. Regina Henderson says:

    I want to learn to use stablizer, I’ve been wanting to make my grandsons neat shirts

  49. Linda Erickson says:

    I use stabilizer all the time on my sewing projects, Embroidery, Chinelle strips,Making applique sweatshirts. I have even used it on Non Sewing Crafts where i need just a little stabilizing.

  50. Shelia Burton says:

    I use stabilizer when I make quilted placemats. It keeps them a little stiff and easy to quilt. Love it!