New Products for Quilters – Select Appli-Stick and Select Appli-Web Plus & Giveaway

Alex Anderson

Hi Quilters, Crafters and Sewers!

When I recently heard that my friend, Alex Anderson had new products on the market I gave her a call and asked if I could give them a try. My hope was that I would like them enough to share my thoughts with all of you. I am happy to say I love them. Alex graciously sent me samples of three products: Select Appli-Stick, Select Appli-Web Plus and Select Print & Piece. The first two products are used for fusible appliqué and the Select Print & Piece is ideal for foundation piecing. I’ll share my thoughts on the Appliqué products today. Be sure to check back as I plan to write a review of the Select Print & Piece in my next post.

 

I’m always curious about the origin of new products so I asked Alex how these came to be. She shares that while she was on retreat with some friends and working on this beautiful pieced & appliquéd quilt, she was also searching for a new fusible web to replace one of her favorites that was removed from the market many years ago.

Designed and made by Alex Anderson. Machine quilted by Angela Walters.
Designed and made by Alex Anderson. Machine quilted by Angela Walters.

One of her friends suggested she try some products by Floriani that were being used for machine embroidery. Alex gave them a try and immediately loved the results.  She started working with Floriani to tweek and customize the products for the quilting world. The products were recently introduced at Spring Quilt Market. To read more about Alex’s story and watch a video, be sure to check out the Quilters Select Website. You will also find many other useful products by this company.

I was excited to receive my samples in the mail and test for myself how they worked. Here’s what I found.

1. Select Appli-Stick – Great for fusible raw edge appliqué. This product is available in rolls, printable sheets and narrow tape (perfect for quilt bindings or decorative trims).

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Like many other fusible webs, there is a paper side and web (glue) side. I especially like the weight of the paper side. It is slick, takes markings easily yet also any unwanted lines are easily erased without leaving any markings. The paper side peels away easily (think I’ve used easily too many times, but you catch my drift!) after pressing, leaving  the sticky web adhered to the wrong side of the fabric.

Shapes marked and then pressed onto the paper side of the Appli-Stick.
Shapes marked and then pressed onto the paper side of the Appli-Stick.

The prepared fabric is soft, not stiff and best of all, can be repositioned! That’s right, you can change your mind if you want to move pieces around before they are permanently stitched onto a background fabric. Pieces are secure until you are ready to add your favorite decorative stitches around the edges.

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2. Select Appli-Web Plus – A great product for your appliqué and other craft projects. Unlike the Select Appli-Stick, the bond on this product is permanent. The fusible webbing is very lightweight producing a softness to the finished shapes.

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The paper backing on this product is not as heavy and slick as the Select Appli-Stick so I found it easier to use a pin to score the back side of the prepared shape in order to remove the paper. This prevents frayed edges from picking and pulling along the clean cut edges.

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The prepared shapes are soft, lightweight and press well onto a background fabric. Since shapes are permanent, decorative edge stitching is optional.

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I am really excited and pleased with these products and will definitely be using them for future appliqué projects. I’m also happy to learn from Alex that they will only be available at independent quilt shops, not large chains. Online sales are an option, but whenever possible, please remember to support your local shops. Click here to find retail locations: www.quiltersselect.com and to see the other useful products by Quilters Select.

WebAlex has graciously offered a roll of each of these two wonderful products to one of our lucky readers. If you are interested in having your name added to the hat, please leave a comment by Friday, July 3rd telling me why you would like to receive this gift. The winner will be announced in Pati’s post next week.

Speaking of giveaways, Pati and I are excited to have new followers on all of our our social media platforms! Thank you one and all. The 3 winners following our new Instagram account SeeHowWeSew, are rdarcene, merryheartbusyhands and mbelmer1. Congratulations to all of you! Please contact us at seehowwesew@gmail.com to give us your mailing address for your gift.

Please be sure to check back on my next post, as I share my thoughts on the new Quilters Select Print & Piece.

Until then,

Laura Signature

 

53 thoughts on “New Products for Quilters – Select Appli-Stick and Select Appli-Web Plus & Giveaway

  1. I have used many floriani products and would like very much to try this one. I have been most satisfied with the ones I have used

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  2. I’m working on a fusible project right now but am not entirely happy with the fusible I’m using. Would love to try a new one.

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  3. I have a raw edge UFO that I stopped making because the fusible would come out really stiff….. Sounds like I will be able to finish it now with this great product!!

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  4. I enjoy doing fusible applique and this sounds like a great product from an expert. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  5. Wonder why I haven’t heard of this before. I do a lot of applique and art quilts that need fusible. Recently spent a lot of time and $$$ on those alcohol patches removing “gunk” from my needle. Must try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Would love to try this product. I am always looking for fusible applique material that does not leave the quilt feeling stiff wherever you have used it.I will definitely try this new product. Thanks for telling us about it.

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  7. I would love to try this product on a block of the month I am currently participating in. I like the idea of the fabric remaining soft and not stiff after applying the fusible. thanks for the great giveaway!

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  8. I always like to Ty new products, especially when recommended by quilters like Alex, thanks for the opportunity and will definitely look for these at my local shops.

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  9. Thank you for letting us know about these new products, AND for giving some away. I’ve done some fusible appliqué, but dislike the stiffness. These sound like great products to try.

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  10. I attended at taping of TQS in Denver a few months ago…Alex was telling us about this new product. I have a large applique project that would come in so handy. Hope I get to try it out.

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  11. I do all needle turn applique, but will not live long enough to do all the applique quilts I would like to do! So have decided I need to try fusible applique..these products might help.

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  12. I use fusible applique often, and I would love to try a product that doesn’t make the applique stiff. And anything endorsed by Alex Anderson must be great! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  13. I have been learning from Alex from the beginning of my interest in quilting. Would love to try her new products. I am working on sun bonnet sue quilt, perfect time to try.

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  14. These products sound just like what I need to do my Great granddaughter’s Sunbonnet Sue quilt. I wanted to use fusibles that remained soft.

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  15. I’m always looking for new projects to try fusible appliqué, it has to be one of my favorite quilting techniques. Thanks for the chance!!

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  16. I have been doing a lot of small appliqué wall hangings and have gotten frustrated with some of the fusible web I have been using. It is nice to see something new on the market that works well!

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  17. Would love to give Appli Stick & Appli Web Plus a try here in Australia any help in our applique would be absolutely marvellous Thanks for the chance to win

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  18. I have an applique phobia, even though I have tried it somewhat successfully. But I am a perfectionist, and a notion junkie, so I would love to try these products that people I respect and admire endorse.

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  19. I have avoided making an appliqued quilt. They seem like so much extra work, but lately I have been seeing such beautiful quilts and patterns, that I thought I would like to attempt one. What better way than to try one with a highly recommended product!

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  20. I saw this product in a posting and hope to try it. I am glad to hear of a new substitution for the product that was discontinued. I have been searching for a while too in order to find another.

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  21. It’s so generous of you and Alex to offer this give-away. I’m right in the middle of showing appliqué techniques to a new quilter. It’s difficult to decide on products for the different techniques. I’d love to try Alex’s. Best wishes.

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  22. It looks like a great new product for Floriani and Alex Anderson would only be endorsing/partner a great product. Your trying/comments are also very well taken–thank you. I am most excited to try it and would love to win a trial package as the quilt store that carries it is many miles away through the city. I do love your blog!

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  23. I’m doing a lot more appliqué and would love to give these products a try. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :o)
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  24. I applique more often than embroider on the childrens’ clothing and tote bags we make in our sewing ministry. These products will certainly quicken the task at a price even our group can handle. Thank you and blessings!!

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