|“Slicker” by Sew Lazy|
Well, if the last few weeks are any indication, the 2012 version of the Fall Quilt Market is going to be rip-roarin’ FUN! We’ve already shown you a sneak peek of THREE new products that will be making their debut in Houston,
and today we are pleased to be able to show you yet another fabulous new product! It’s called Slicker and it’s another new product from the good folks at Sew Lazy.
Slicker is a vinyl product that can be ironed-on to any smooth fabric to make it moisture and stain-resistant. It’s kind of like “laminating” fabric. Quite honestly, I think similar iron-on products have been on the market prior to this Fall, but I’ve never really paid much attention to them, since I honestly couldn’t imagine actually using iron-on vinyl on a handbag exterior.
So when Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs offered me some Slicker to try out, my response was initially lukewarm. But then, in a moment of repose (actually it was just before dozing off to sleep one night), it hit me like a freight train.
I literally sat bolt upright in the bed.
Why didn’t I think of this before?
Slicker would be a PERFECT match
I emailed Joan to secure a sample to “play” with. And can I just say that playing with my “Slickered” fabric has been the most fun I’ve had with a sewing machine in quite some time!
Because just look how magnificent the shiny finish on this hand-painted batik looks now!
there’s absolutely no bubbles, no wrinkles, and no clouding visible on this fabric.
Where can you get Slicker by Sew Lazy?
I recommend requesting it at your nearest independent Quilt/Fabric store,
but if you come up empty there, then you might try these online sources:
So… what do YOU think?
Has anyone out there tried an iron-on vinyl product yet?
And if so, what did you think?
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