Saving a crumpled mess of stabiliser

This post will either resonate with many, or I will totally shame myself.

I can tend to be on the messy side.  I get passionate about what I am doing, and forget everything else whilst I work on one thing.

This week I am playing with some beautiful tatted lace snowflakes, which naturally means plenty of wash away stabiliser.  The only issue I have is that I have a few meters of stabiliser that is perfectly fine, but is in a terribly crumpled mess.


Now it is totally usable in this condition, however it is difficult to hoop, and has been sitting in my stabiliser holder like this for a year or so because I didn’t want to deal with it.

So, I have ironed it, and you can iron your wash-away stabiliser as well, with just two simple tricks.

Trick 1 – Lowest possible setting.

minimum setting

Turn your iron down to the lowest possible setting, you should almost be able to touch the plate of the iron.

Trick 2 – NO STEAM.

no steam

Remember that steam is water.  If you let steam on your stabiliser, it will begin to disintegrate.  Either use a non steam iron, or turn the steam off and make sure any excess steam is released before you press your stabiliser.

By using these two small tips, you stabiliser can be ironed, and will remain easy to use for years to come.


Until next time, have a Stitchin’ Day.  Julie


Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair

I had the best time down in Melbourne last week, with the Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair.  We took our entire Stitch-a-ma-jigs range down to the people of Melbourne, and had so much fun.


As well as showing off our range of embroidery designs, we were happy to bring tools such as the de-nester blade and the precision oiler which were really popular.


I believe every stitcher in Melbourne now own a Scissor Holder, and we were happy to preview the new range of  usb sticks that I will be brining you next week.


Everyone loves a little bling, and we offered keyrings, scissor/phone charms and book marks with sewing and knitting charms on them.


I was blessed to have the help of my friend Lyn, as well as Su, Gay and Liz throughout the 4 day event.

A very buys two months


Do you ever just wonder where time goes to? I looked at my blog this week, and realised it has been 2 months since I posted.  However the reasons for that are quite important. I had surgery!  I was lucky enough to be pushed up the list for the thyroid surgery that I required.   I […]

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Clean your machine day – to suck or blow?

compressed air

It’s the age old question, and one that sparks plenty of debate.  The following information is from my own experience only, and is not meant as a guarantee or order in any way shape or form. When you clean your machine, should you use a vacuum style device (suck), or compressed (blowing) air. I personally have […]

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Coming soon… Vino part 2

for a reisling

The next set of designs for the Vino collection are ready. I would love to know what you think of this collection. Give us your ideas for how to use these wonderful wine designs. Until next time, have a Stitchin’ Day.  Julie.

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Coming soon…. Vino


A sneak peak at a new collection coming soon – Vino. Vino will be a collection of 13 wine related designs, great for home décor projects. These are the first 6 designs in the collection.  I look forward to showing you the rest. Until next time, have a Stitchin’ Day.  Julie

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Get an extra pair of hands to help hooping…


Let me show you one of my favourite new tools. The Hoop Helper Mat. The Hoop Helper Mat acts as an extra pair of hands whilst you are hooping.  It holds the bottom of the hoop down, so that it cannot “run away” from you, and gives you horizontal and vertical alignment guides for perfectly […]

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Cut Straight Lines without a Ruler???

laser guide

Cannot wait to bring you this new product.  The Fast Cut Laser Fabric Cutting Guide will give a laser guide to assist in your cutting. Check out the video HERE

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A New Applique Collection – Part 5


Here is a glimpse at the last of the stitch outs for Beach Hut Designs.       Looking forward to bringing you more stitch outs tomorrow. Until next time, have a Stitchin’ day.  Julie.

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A New Applique Collection – Part 4


Here is a glimpse at the next couple of stitch outs for Beach Hut Designs.       Looking forward to bringing you the last of the stitch outs tomorrow. Until next time, have a Stitchin’ day.  Julie.

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