New Product Release! Wash-Away Stitch Stabilizer … and a Giveaway!

Wash-Away Stitch Stabilizer from C&T PublishingEvery once in a while – we release a new product that is even more excellent than we could have hoped for – and this, my friends, is one of those times!

The Wash-Away Stitch Stabilizer will simplify your hand or machine embroidery and your quilting! Simply print, stick, stitch, and dissolve!

Fabric marking is a thing of the past with these water-soluble, adhesive-backed sheets. Print your design, then position it right where you want it and sew right through it!

Perfect for hand embroidery, crazy quilting, machine quilting, and raw-edge applique.

Use it to protect delicate fabrics, support dense embroidery patterns, or stabilize ‘hard to hoop’ pieces like denim or cuffs.



printed on wash-away stitch stablizer

Top view: using fabric as a stitch guide Bottom View: Printed Fabric embellished with embroidery stitches

You may have seen another recent release of ours, the quilt label collective on CD – you can print those designs directly onto these sheets (no laser printers – most home color printers are perfectly fine!) and then hand stitch them right through the stabilizer!

Quilt Label Collective Volume II by C&T Publishing   Quilt Label by Kerry Graham
The giveaway – To enter to win a package (10 sheets per package) of Wash-Away Stitch Stabilizer, leave a comment here telling us how you would use this awesome new product!  All winners will be announced on 11/05/12.  The winner will be drawn at random from the comments section and will be notified by email. Our winner’s name will also be listed here as an update to this post. *Note: Only entrants with U.S addresses are eligible to win the product. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will win their choice of e-book.

11/8/12 UPDATE: Lynn Kelly is our winner – congratulations!

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  1. Claudia
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I think this product would give my art quilting more flexibility. Just to be able to stabilize sheer, slithery, or silky fabrics to use in quilting would be wonderful. I think it would also be a great product for embroidery and special quilting labels. And, knowing me, if I win 10 sheets, they will be hoarded down to the last square millimeter before I part with any scraps.

  2. Trudi Rammelkamp
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    I’d use it to mark a quilt border.

  3. Andrea LaVergne
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    This product will be great for heirloom laceshaping with machine embroidery. Current products on the market do not provide all of the attributes that this product seems to.

  4. JoAnne T.
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    It looks like I might actually be able to finally get a nice motif into the middle of the blocks in the huge quilt top I made last year. I haven’t quilted it because I just don’t know what to put into each block. I’m going to bu this product! Thanks for telling us about it.

  5. Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    This sounds like a great product! There are so many ways I could use this, and I could write a great review!

  6. Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Since I like to combine applique with embroidery embellishments, there are always opportunities for marking – this product might be just the answer!

  7. Sandy
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    I think I’d use it to start learning how to applique, see if it worked with that. I also like the idea of creating fabric with wash-away stabilizer, sewing all kinds of threads and yarns all over it, then washing the stablizer away to reveal a lacey piece of work.

  8. Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I’d have several ways to use it – machine applique, labels, and quilting designs! Sounds wonderful!

  9. tc
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    I have been wanting to make an embrodiery quilt of the snowmen abc’s

  10. Linda E in AZ
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    I woould love to try this for some embroidered quilt labels

  11. Susie Meier
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I would use it to finish some Christmas projects with the great variety of stitches on my machine. I really hate a stabilizer that has to be cut, torn away or whatever and that is so time consuming. Love to try this new product !

  12. Jean Dodson
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to give it a try in foundation piecing. I do a lot of that and am always looking for a ‘better paper’.

  13. Marty
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    I’m always willing to try something new that might make my efforts in stitchery easier.

  14. Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    I’m crazy about hand embroidery so I’m always on the lookout for a product that makes stitching easier. This sounds wonderful – I would love to try printing a pattern on it and then stitching it to see how it works. blessings, marlene

  15. Mary
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    I would use this product for machine applique! It’s great to have a wide range of stabilizers for projects.

  16. Nancy of IN
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    I would use when I embroidery by hand. Does it work with laser printer?

  17. Doreen
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    I would like to try it on some journal covers I am learning to make. I want to use a variety of decorative stitches. This sounds like it would keep the stitching from puckering.

  18. Erin
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    I’d definitely try it for quilting designs. I hate marking quilts!

  19. Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    I would definitely use this product for quilting small Hawaiian quilt motifs ( or any other detailed design for that matter) which I currently do by quilting through a copy printed on regular paper. Takes hours to pick out the paper from under the threads! Sounds like an awesome product.

  20. Linda Smith
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    This looks like a fantastic product. I would use it for redwork embroidery and hand embroidery on my crazy quilt patches. Thanks for the great give away!

  21. Cheri Cuff
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    This product would be perfect for numerous projects/techniques, but I would love to stitch motifs to applique on quilts or wall hangings and use it for quilting designs – no more tearing away paper – how fantastic is that!!

  22. Cheryl T
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    I would use the stabilizer to finish a BOM embroidery quilt that I started 3 years ago and stopped after tracing one block. I love embroidery, but HATE tracing the design!

  23. Cheryl B.
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    I would use it try out some emboidery on some xmas presents

  24. Shirley Gilmore
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    I am a handquilter but would love to try it for a machine quilting design. Maybe then I could quilt on my machine and get some of my quilts done in a shorter period of time. There are just sooooo many tops to be done!

  25. Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    I am a brand new quilter and would use it to get started on the stitching of my first quilt – half pinned at the moment!

  26. Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    I would love to try this stabilizer. I use a lot of wash away stabilizer in my applique work and am always interested when someone develops a new product that will make my work easier.

  27. Patricia
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    I believe this is the product I’ve been dreaming of! I enjoy embroidery, cross-stitch, quilting (including free-motion), sewing (especially for grandkids), knitting and crocheting to name a few. After reading the many posts here, I concur with them all…but I also believe this is a product that could help me with a new adventure – embelishing felted wool purses/bags/totes. Would it actually wash out after the design is punched into the felted wool? I must try this. Thank you for making a product that can be run through my copier at home, it sounds like it will be quite a time saver with busy patterns.

  28. Lisa Marie
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    This would definitely be better than marking quilting designs directly on a quilt as those marks are sometimes hard to remove. And printing on it from the computer would be so much quicker than drawing or tracing. Sounds like a great product!

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