Kit

Stabilize and Conquer Kit

from Pile O' Fabric
$15.50

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If you have followed any of my patterns, read any of my tutorials or taken one of my classes you may already know how much I love stabilizing in quilting. This kit includes my most favorite notions in my sewing room:

  • Faultless Heavy Starch
  • (2) Elmer's Washable Glue Sticks
  • 7oz Elmer's Washable Glue Bottle
  • (1) Fineline® Glue Applicator Tip
  • (3 yards) Leave In Stabilizer

These simple notions have completely changed the way I quilt and will be life changing for you too!

Starching

I strongly suggest always starching your fabrics before you cut them. This stabilizes the fibers in the fabric and prevents against stretching on the bias of the fabric when you sew. You can learn all about how to properly starch your fabrics in my video tutorial here

Glue Basting

Glue Basting is a fantastic alternative to using pins when you sew. First it helps you to achieve perfect points and precision because everything is glued in place and will not shift, but also just like starching it helps stabilize bias edges leaving you with a straighter, flatter quilt block. You can learn all about how to Glue Baste in my video tutorial here. Beside using just a glue bottle and tip you can use glue sticks for things like English Paper Piecing, check out this video for a fun way to do hexagons!

Leave In Stabilizer

Do you love foundation paper piecing, english paper piecing, and turned applique? I do, but I am not a fan of picking off paper after I have foundation paper pieced, which is why I love this leave in stabilizer. This leave in stabilizer can be left in a paper pieced block, english paper pieced hexies and even machine applique! The foundation blends in with the fibers of the fabric and gives beautiful loft to your quilt. 

So give these simple notions a try and Stabilize and Conquer!