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. Susan Allen says:

    I use the stabilizer when I do embroidery on dog sweaters.

  2. Janet L. says:

    I like to cover books, journals and notepads in fabric. Stabilizing the fabric gives a nice firm result.

  3. I like using it for fabric storage bins :)


  4. SewLindaAnn says:

    I use stabilizer, but I really need to read and learn more about them. From the comments I read above there are a few really creative ideas I never thought of.

  5. sue says:

    I use stabilizer for the bags and totes I make.

  6. ellen says:

    I mainly use stabilizer for machine embroidery. However, I have used it for gift bags, gift card holders, house slippers, and so many other stuff I can’t remember right now.

  7. Kay Peschke says:

    I use stabilizer every time I run my embroidery machine. This week, I made my daughter a headband for her day at Kindergarten camp. You can find the directions on Baby Lock’s website under “Projects” tab. Just look for the Monogrammed Headband. I’m also making one to match her First-Day-of-Kindergarten outfit. 9 more days!!! :)

  8. Calla Ferguson says:

    I use stabilizers for anything & everything – from monograms on a hankie to dense embroidery on denim. I even use sticky tear away to wrap around my hoop when I need that x-tra grip!

  9. Dell M says:

    I do a lot of machine embroidery and use a variety of stabilizers. I also use stabilizers when making pouches or bags and for stability in certain clothing items.

  10. Kelli says:

    I like to make fabric baskets and totes or purses.

  11. Debby says:

    interestingly I just bought my first stabilizer today!! sooo I don’t have an experience to share yet, but plan on creating one in the very near future!

  12. Cynthia Prewitt says:

    I use stabilizer when I machine embroidery decorative work on my granddaughters’ dresses.

  13. Carol K E says:

    I use stabilizer for embroidery projects. The most important thing I have learned is that one should not skimp. Too little causes big problems, so less expensive to do it right the first time.

  14. Audrey says:

    I use stabilizers when I’m working with small projects. Keeps the small seam allowances from fraying.

  15. Karla says:

    I am just starting to do some machine embroidery. I would use the stabilizer for projects such as I Spy Bags and cute projects for the kids.

  16. Pat Hersl says:

    Been doing little dresses for my granddaughter and the buttonholes are never a problem. Love my stabilizers!

  17. carole crafty says:

    I use stabilizer for machine embroidery, serging edges, and wool felting yarn together to make lace on water soluble stabilizer. Machine embroidery takes so many special stabilizers for each type of fabric and design– we need them all!!!

  18. Virginia Darwin says:

    I’ve never tried it…..

  19. Debra Lee says:

    New to sewing so i haven’t used any yet!

  20. Brenda Noone says:

    So far the only thing I have used stabilizer for is my machine embroidery. I am still learning which stabilizers work best for which projects.

  21. Karen A says:

    I use stabilizer when I make Baptism Banners for babies at our church.

  22. Paula H says:

    I make bags using Sulky but not on the inside on the outside. Light stabilizer for picture like piecing on the front of the bag, Foam sulky (not really a stabilizerbut it sure adds textue) to use free form on the bag and one large piece heave stabilizer put in first to stabilize the entire scene.

  23. Jamie F. says:

    I just bought some stabilizer! Haven’t used it yet but it’s for a purse/pouch.

  24. Beth B says:

    I haven’t used stablizer in many projects, but would like to try more. I just bought some to use in a fabric bowl and a bag.

  25. Laura Malter says:

    I like to use stabilizer on handbags and craft projects.

  26. Joanne Brice says:

    I cut my leftover sticky washaway stabilizer into band-aid size strips and use it to hold things in place in the hoop. It’s a free washaway tape!

  27. Lawana Whaley says:

    I use it for the edges of my fabric bags

  28. Cheryl says:

    I use stabilizer when machine embroidering and when making purses.