12 Days of Needful Things…Day 8!

12 Days of Xmas Ornaments 8DAY 8 STEAM-A-SEAM 2 LITE

I have to admit to you that I usually am working on a couple of post ahead of when they post…this is not the case right now…With all the rain we have had some water issues along with some meetings for the new house has put me back a bit…but I’ll catch up today…So I am actually writing this post today!

images-3I am featuring  this needful thing AGAIN this year because I think it is extremely needful…I know there are tons of fusible webs out there…but I think this one is the best for WOOL appliqué.  For several reason…Now that they have finally figured out all the glitches it works perfectly now…The following is a step by step directions on how to use SAS2Lite…

Trace your design on the side that has the 1″ grid…-(FYI the 24″ wide now comes with a yellow grid that is not so “there” the yellow is more subtle, which I really like.)

Remove the backing paper and place your shape on the wool.  Iron using lots of HEAT…you cannot over heat the SAS2Lite, and keeping the iron moving over the wool.

Cut out your shapes using a nice fine scissors…cut away the traced line as wool is fluffier than normal cotton.  So the shapes grow a little. This is why I cut 3/16″ stems- when they are stitched they are a 1/4″…if i would cut 1/4″ they would look bigger than a 1/4″, like 3/8″after being stitched and sometimes this is too big.  I notice this on peoples blocks that their stems are a lot chubbier than mine…again…they look at the diagram and cut 1/4″ and do not read those directions I painstakingly wrote for them and have them cut 3/16″. LOL…

Remove the paper from the back of the shape and place it on your background.

Iron with tons of heat and steam…lots of presses up and down always keeping the iron moving at all time…the steam should be giving you a facial on the side.

Once it all looks good…flip it over and steam the back side too…up and down presses, lots of steam and heat…-no worries you will not wreck the fusible with too much

Now it’s time to stitch…

I sometimes hear that stitcher’s do not care for the SAS2Lite because it gives you a gummy needle…I do not have this problem…If you do you are not steaming enough..I will help remedy this problem later…The SAS2 loves steam and heat and I say this all the time in my classes that Wool and Steam are best friends…You will not have lifting or losing parts on your project…there are no pins, glues or any thing to get in your way of stitching or messing on your beautiful wools…your appliqués are clean and neat because of the fusible web, not all fuzzy and unmanageable….When you are laying out your wool the SAS2 has a tacky back that allows you to layout a whole big block and then tweak until it perfect and then steam it all down at once…I do not like slipy slidy appliqués they are too hard to manage.  So that is the story of SAS2 Lite…Please try it…you will never go back to the others.

Unknown-1We have ordered a ton of the sheets of the SAS2LITE so you can stock up or try it for the first time…This pack reg. $5 is on special for $4.00…BUT  if you order more than 1 we will give you $25% off…so they will go down to $3.75 a package STEAM-A-SEAM2 …the cart will figure your discounts usual…and remember to HOLD if thats what you doing…we truly appreciate the HOLD as this allows us to order ahead or for Jake to make ahead, if you wait until after the event to order all at once…it will take a bit longer, it you don’t care thats fine..




So with that said…here is a peek at what If am working on ..It is ODD that I would be working on something “in season”…I have a new line of MODA fabric called Christmas Gatherings coming out in MAY 2016…So I thought we would do a book to go along with the line of Moda fabrics.
Christmas Gatherings Covers LR-350x350 2I have yet to do a book in conjunction with a fabric line so this is a first…but I want the book to be all what I do and not just fabric quilts…so the book will have cotton and wool projects..lots of them.



Here is a peek at what is currently in progress at our studio and how we go about writing and self publishing our books…This book will be made completely in house here at Primitive Gatherings…IMG_4711A big part of what I do is write directions…here is how this happens… I bring Teri my ideas/rough schetches…she create the quilts digitally with the fabric sku’s…I figure out yardages for all the cotton quilts…these two things go to the MODA marketing crew to prepare sell sheets for the fabric reps to help promote the fabric sales….Then I take the yardages I have figured out and write the directions for the quilts.

When my sample yardage comes  Amy cuts and starches all the fabrics.IMG_4712   Teri- our graphic designer…gets the first draft copy done and we proceed to cut the quilts, so we are working from the book right from the start and can ward off any nasty boo boos…which would  devastate us. IMG_4710

These appliqué projects have been prepped with SAS2LITE and are waiting to be stitched by meIMG_4628IMG_4707Amy is piecing the Flying Geese for my Christmas Rose..these big appliqué blocks…I am piecing Boxes of CandyIMG_4709… Jean is currently binding All wrapped up…after it came off my quilting machineIMG_4630…So we have one quilt done!!!  If you like what you see going on here you can pre order out next book  CHRISTMAS GATHERINGS BOOK

I will give you a tour on one of these posts…of the whole Primitive Gatherings.  Have a great day…and Day 8 means we only have 8 more days to complete all what we need to get done…I better get going!!! LB

REMEMBER  to leave a comment to WIN some SAS2Lite!!!


223 Responses to “12 Days of Needful Things…Day 8!”

  1. 1 Karin Pavlovsky
    December 17, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I am so glad to hear that you cannot steam too much that answers my problem with wool. Thanks

  2. December 17, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I love the new sas2lite. Just works so much better.

  3. 3 Sharon
    December 17, 2015 at 9:11 am

    SAS2lite looks wonderful. I will definitely have to try some.

  4. 4 Sue Dollhopf
    December 17, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Thanks for showing us a preview of your next book. It’s always interesting to see “behind the scenes”.

  5. 5 Patty Fowl
    December 17, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I love to see all the “background” workings of what it takes to do what you do! Looking forward to your Christmas book!

  6. 6 Linda
    December 17, 2015 at 9:13 am

    I have never used sas2lite but I am going to start by ordering today. I am also going to preorder your Christmas Gatherings book. I love Christmas Rose!

  7. 7 Nancy
    December 17, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Thanks to you Lisa, this is my favorite product for my woolie work and I have a woolie hand stitch going at all times. I ran out when it was unavailable, tried another product and was not at all happy. I did the happy dance when SASL was available again. This was a fun post to read and look at pictures. THANK YOU once again.

  8. 8 DianeWyte
    December 17, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Will want to try the SAS2 for sure — the fusible I currently use is not working too well!!!

  9. 9 Ann P.
    December 17, 2015 at 9:15 am

    SAS 2 Lite is wonderful. It is the only way to go when working with wool. I need to stock up. I love the projects in your upcoming book. Beautiful work.

  10. 10 Sue knill
    December 17, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Love the new book plans.

  11. 11 Ann in PA
    December 17, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I love working with wool – SAS2Lite is the best! Have introduced my young granddaughters to wool applique and they love it. : )

  12. 12 Meme
    December 17, 2015 at 9:16 am

    So glad the improved sas2lite is back. Thanks for your updated instructions, time to get busy using them!

  13. 13 Liz Kisielewski
    December 17, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Wool appliqué is so much fun. Using a fusible makes it easier and more portable. Cannot recommend it enough.

  14. December 17, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Lisa, I absolutely love the nativity ornaments which are displayed prominently on my tree! I see they are to be included in your Christmas Gatherings book. I have been hoping you would add a few, such as wisemen, camel, more animals, etc., to complete the set.

  15. 15 Laura Benthien
    December 17, 2015 at 9:18 am

    How on earth do you get it all done!

  16. 16 Lynnette Kleinau
    December 17, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Always my go to for applique–great stuff!

  17. 17 Susan G.
    December 17, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I only use steam a seam. I really missed it when they were having troubles with it. Other products just didn’t work for me and it got frustrating. I really appreciated all the work you and your staff do to bring us wonderful projects to work on. You a so creative. Thanks.

  18. 18 Gayle Troccoli
    December 17, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I absolutely LOVE the Christmas Gatherings fabric! I am constantly amazed at your creativity and the number of new projects you design. Thank you so much for sharing your process. I am looking forward to your Christmas Gatherings book.

  19. 19 Dee
    December 17, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Love what you are coming up with for you Christmas line. Do you find the new Steam a Seam light to be a little heavier than the previous steam a seam we all loved so much? Thinking I may need to give it a try.

  20. 20 Julie
    December 17, 2015 at 9:23 am

    I’m new to wool and don’t use a fusible web product. Now I can try the best and not have any issues. Thanks for all your helpful tips!! The new book looks great and it’s wonderful that it will come out with the fabric.

  21. 21 Shirley Mord
    December 17, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Great product have used it many times. Your new book looks fantastic.

  22. 22 Kathy
    December 17, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Thank you for the detailed instructions. Sometimes you worry about too much heat. Not anymore!

  23. 23 Sharon Clune
    December 17, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Can’t wait for the Holidays to be over so I can clean up my sewing room and start some new wool projects.
    Hope Santa brings me all of your 12 days goodies. Thanks for the tip about how to use the SAS2lite, more ironing!

  24. 24 Kim F
    December 17, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I love SAS2Lite. I have been careful pressing as I was told if you press too much the fusable sinks into the fabric and doesn’t work. I had trouble with it holding. I will give it another try now. Thanks for the sneak peek too.

  25. 25 Arlene Clark
    December 17, 2015 at 9:28 am

    I love the SASLite & use it when doing
    applique. Thanks for the detailed instructions in your blog. Also thanks for the peek at your upcoming book…sounds like you have a lot on your plate!

  26. 26 Mary Lou Ripper
    December 17, 2015 at 9:28 am

    The improvements were well noticed on NEW steam a seam light.
    I use it on my last will project. love it!!!!!
    way to go steam a seam!!!!!!

  27. 27 Marcia Connor
    December 17, 2015 at 9:28 am

    I love, love love this fusible. I have been using it in it’s various incarnations for years and this is now perfection. Couldn’t be without it!

  28. December 17, 2015 at 9:28 am

    You have solved my problem! The dilemma of the best way to fuse wool to fabric. I have tried everything and SAS2 seems to be the answer. I will try it on my next wool project. Thanks for the tips too.
    Happy Holidays.

  29. 29 Rose
    December 17, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Thanks for the instructions for using SAS2LITE. Somehow, I have always managed to mess up using the instructions on the package (not hard to do for me). Anxious to get my hands on your new book.

  30. 30 Quilter Kim
    December 17, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I agree with you SASLite is the BEST!! Thanks for all of the “tips” and the new book and fabric line look great, love the look of the Christmas reds and greens with the cheddar!

  31. 31 Judy Hunsberger
    December 17, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I absolutely love to applique wool to either cotton or wool. Your projects and ideas inspire me so much.

  32. December 17, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I Love SAS2, it is easy on the needle and sticks forever on those prepped pieces that seem to take a long time to get to the needed. LOL

  33. 33 Lee Bowers
    December 17, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I was looking forward to this special around Christmas. Your booth is my high point at Paducah. Blessings

  34. 34 Mary
    December 17, 2015 at 9:33 am

    The Steam a Seam Lite 2 sounds like just what I need. I have recently purchased a couple of your kits and will be working with wool applique for the first time. Can’t wait till Christmas doings are over so I can start.
    Loved seeing the process for putting together a book.

  35. 35 Karen Weiderman
    December 17, 2015 at 9:35 am

    New to wool – I have come over to the Dark Side!
    What a great idea!!!
    I thought fusing would be cheating!!!

  36. 36 ethelann wood
    December 17, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Good Morning Lisa. I started getting into wool when the whole SASLite2 problems were going on and it wasn’t available so I am in the other methods habit. I have had the problems with sizing and fuzzing that you mentioned. I am going to try your method. I know you’ve got my back and my work will improve. I can’t wait for the new line. I love working with different materials within the same project. You must be so excited to be setting up a new home. Only you could do so much at one time and it sound so perfectly normal!

  37. 37 Nancy Amann
    December 17, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Thanks so much for the detailed information on how to use this product. I will be ordering some.

  38. 38 Cheryl G
    December 17, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Hi Lisa, I use soft fuse. Since I trust you I’m going to try SASLite 2. You always have great tips. Thanks

  39. 39 Marlene Leonardo
    December 17, 2015 at 9:43 am

    SAS does work well but I need to steam more. I’m trying the lite this time around. Thank you for the sale.

  40. 40 Tammy
    December 17, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I really want to start doing more hand stiching with all my wool kits I have bought over the years from you! Would love to win!!

  41. 41 vickie
    December 17, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I was one of the ones who didn’t like the product when it first came out. BUT I am going to give it another try. Thanks for the information and tips.

  42. 42 Jean Pope
    December 17, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I love your new fabric line. Not is so beautiful. I am no a huge Christmas fabric collector but will have to get your book and fabric.

  43. 43 Carole
    December 17, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I have used SASlite. Now that the bugs are worked out……I will try it again. Some of the other products are now having quality issues. Thanks for the reminder.

  44. 44 Joni Everson
    December 17, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Sa2 lite is the best!!

  45. 45 Carol Caraccia
    December 17, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Thank for the LSAS2 directions….and the preview of your new book!

  46. 46 Glenda Burris
    December 17, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I must give this a try! Love the quilt process!

  47. 47 Claire
    December 17, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Thanks for the tips on the Steam a Seam 2. I have never had good luck with fusible so will give it another try. I love seeing your behind the scenes pictures and it is so interesting to hear about the process of designing and producing patterns. Your patterns and instructions are excellent and I think you have a great graphic designer, too, as the shapes are always so crisp and clear and easy to trace. Great to see your works in progress. Your first Primitive Christmas book that I have had for years is still one of my favourites. The square in a square one is still on my to do list.

  48. 48 Linda Davis
    December 17, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Thank you for the informative tour of what is to come and the process to get it accurately ready for us. I’m very glad the sas2 lite is now perfected. Will you be selling it as yardage?

  49. 49 Terri
    December 17, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Guess I need to try this again….cuz I hate the slippy slidey too! Thanks for the wool helpful tips….I need to take a class from you as you are the BEST! Are any scheduled? Looking forward to your new line and book.

  50. 50 Diane Heller
    December 17, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Thank you for sharing your book writing process. Think i will have to preorder your new book!

  51. 51 Pat Morrow
    December 17, 2015 at 9:52 am

    I am looking forward to trying the Seam a Seam Lite. I am new to wool applique and am just loving it.

  52. 52 Bonnie
    December 17, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Never have enough SAS2 Lite!!! It great to get it for less. Thank you, Lisa!

  53. 53 Ellen R
    December 17, 2015 at 9:55 am

    thank you for the peak into the inner workings of publishing…so impressive !

  54. 54 Lily Pinarello
    December 17, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Lisa….you are truly one of a kind amazing.
    A definite inspiration for me and for this l want to thank-you. Your creations are beautiful.

  55. December 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Last year I ordered SAS2Lite after Primitive Gatherings had it back in stock. Was that the new SAS2Lite or is this the new one? I love using SAS2Lite with wool and cotton and to quickly and temporarily hem my pants.

  56. 56 Kathy Vetter
    December 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

    I have not tried this improved SAS product as of yet. Thank you Lisa for all your beautiful designs!

  57. 57 Margie
    December 17, 2015 at 10:01 am

    OK Lisa, as a longtime user of Heat n Bond forever, now as I read your comment on SAS2
    it gives me pause. I think I MUST give SAS2 a decent test! You make it sound like
    “where have I been all this time????!!!!” so yes I WILL get some of this new stuff,
    thank you Lisa!

  58. 58 Vickie
    December 17, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Lisa, love the new Christmas fabric line and the book is a must! You never cease to amaze us all with your creativity!!

  59. 59 Irene
    December 17, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Hi Lisa, Sounds like you are busier than Santa’s elves!! Just want to thank you for the refresher course on the proper use of SAS2 when using on wool. Perhaps in the days to come, you could give us a reminder on your method and reasons for starching the fabric before starting a project. Merry Christmas to You and Yours..

  60. 60 Susan Koscielak
    December 17, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Thanks for your helpful information! I’m new to wool applique and appreciate the advice on what to use and how to use it.

  61. 61 Dawn brinker
    December 17, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Can you tell me what pantograph you used in the picture? I do not own that one. Love the book! Will have to own it:)

  62. 62 Kay Brand
    December 17, 2015 at 10:10 am

    SAS2L is hit and miss for me. Sometimes it fuses perfect sometimes it is gummy. Maybe it is the high humidity here in the south. Wish I knew. Love the new Christmas book and fabric. Just found out yesterday that my hubby has a business trip to Sun Pairie WI in Feb/March 2016. Hope that is near Menasha. If it is I’ll be going with him on that trip.

  63. 63 Kathy h
    December 17, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I took one of your classes and have been using the SAS2lite. Works great. Looking forward to seeing the projects in your new book and the fabric line too.

  64. 64 Yvonne
    December 17, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Can’t wait to get some SAS2! Looking forward to your new Christmas book and fabric!!!

  65. 65 Sandy K
    December 17, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Thanks for the steam hints.

  66. 66 Vicki h
    December 17, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I look forward to using this product.

  67. 67 Roxie
    December 17, 2015 at 10:15 am

    This was a very helpful post. I have not used SAS2L before. Your post has given me the motivation to try it out. I loved the preview of your new book. Thank you.

  68. 68 jackie
    December 17, 2015 at 10:22 am

    This is one product can’t live with out doing wool, thanks for the great discount!

  69. 69 Kim Fernald
    December 17, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Thank you for writing out specific directions for SAS2 – I am making your wool Christmas ornament kits and the needle keeps getting sticky. I know now that I didn’t use enough heat and steam!

  70. 70 Phil and Mary Heidemann
    December 17, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I love the 12 Days of Needful Things and look forward to the post each day. I had tried the Steam-a-seam, but it did not adhere. I have copied your suggestions and printed it, so now I’m ready to try it again. I actually used a stapler to make sure I kept my wool felt from shifting when I was trying to blanket stitch on a bus trip. I can’t sit without some sewing in my hands, even on a bus. Thanks again for this great post.

    Mary Heidemann 56555 Hwy 4 Daykin, NE 68338 402-587-0177

  71. 71 Theresa
    December 17, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I want to learn more about wool applique and the best products to use so I can proceed with some projects

  72. 72 Theresa
    December 17, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I appreci9ate your hints because I have projects to start

  73. 73 Susan LaRose
    December 17, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Thank you for the tour! It’s fascinating to see how it all comes together. Can’t wait to get some of the next collection.

  74. 74 Cindi P
    December 17, 2015 at 10:39 am

    All I can say is “duh!” That is why my stems always look so much fatter than the pattern….3/16 cuts here I come!

  75. 75 Jane
    December 17, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Thanks for the instructions on SAS2! Love the book with the new fabric line!

  76. 76 Cathy Trujilloo
    December 17, 2015 at 10:41 am

    I’m a big fan of SAS2lite! I really like the “tacky” feature which helps keep all the pieces remain exactly where I want them and am less likely to lose the itty bitty shapes I worked hard to cut out! Also there is less fraying and I can whip stitch close to the edges giving more dimension. Thanks for sharing your tips for wool and piecing!

  77. 77 Lisa LK
    December 17, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Love SAS2lite, too! Can’t figure out how you do it all, do you ever sleep?

  78. 78 Patricia Streeter
    December 17, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I LOVE SAS2lite. It has been making a difference in my appliqué.

    No I don’t have problems with sticky needles – but I have a steam station

    I do have alcohol squares on hand just in case though.

    When will the pattern/kit with the cheddar fabric be available?? LOVE IT!

    Merry Christmas!

  79. 79 Jane Hansen
    December 17, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Perfect timing for the sale on SAS2. It was on my list of things to pick up at the shop when I’m there this afternoon. Love the behind the scenes look at the new book.

  80. December 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

    So love SAS2lite! I would not even know it existed if not for you, so thanks for that!! Sooo excited about your new Christmas fabric line and book! Two words came to mind about the added cheddar….genius and love! It’s a beautiful addition! Merry Christmas!!

  81. 81 Maggie Reintges
    December 17, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I love your Christmas projects! The cheddar fabric is one of my favorite things!!

  82. 82 Lori Albrechtsen
    December 17, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Now I won’t ever use anything else but SAS2 since you are the expert Lisa!! I love the things you are working on right now too! Thanks!!!

  83. 83 Lana
    December 17, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Love SAS2lite!!! I’ve always steam,steam, steam like you have advised and I have no problem with a sticky needle. Happy for the yellow lines on the 24″ ! Love the new fabric line and the book!

  84. 84 Carol Thomas
    December 17, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I can’t wait for the new book!

  85. 85 Rita Nichols
    December 17, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I am so excited for your new Christmas Book and it’s coming in plenty of time to work on projects for next Christmas. Will the fabric line be out then too? I will give SAS2 lite a try.

  86. 87 JanetD
    December 17, 2015 at 11:23 am

    The clear directions are very appreciated. I’ve been undecided about working with wool, sometimes loving it, sometimes not. Now I believe I’ve discovered my errors and will try again.

  87. 88 Jan W.
    December 17, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Love lite SAS and thanks for the tips. Your new Christmas book looks fantastic!!

  88. 89 Joan
    December 17, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Wow! Lots to read and so interesting. In suspense till the new book and Christmas Gatherings comes out. Thanks for the tips. I always find them useful.

  89. 90 marie
    December 17, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I love SAS2L, use it lots, my only issue is I dislike the grid lines, I feel they get in the wary more than being helpful.

  90. 91 Jo Anne Hawks
    December 17, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Thanks for introducing me to this product at Quilt Fest in Layton, UT. Lovely projects that you are working on.

  91. 92 Terry Handerson
    December 17, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I am so enchanted with your new book! Gotta try wool now that SAS2 is here!..love that red you used for poinsettias from book. How about a kit for that!

  92. 93 Kris
    December 17, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Thanks for the chance to win SAS2L! I love wool and hand stitching!

  93. 94 Sharon Ernst
    December 17, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Lisa, you are wonderful!! Merry Christmas! I LOVE everything you do!

  94. 95 Dianek
    December 17, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Love Sas2L. It is wonderful when laying out a large motifs. You can see how you like the layout, move it around and everything stays put until you are satisfied and then you steam.

  95. 96 Lisa
    December 17, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Love the preview of items showed so far, should be a great book.

  96. December 17, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Thanks for the update on “steam a seam lite 2” Good to know they’ve improved it ! Your new book looks like a “must have ! ” Thanks , Lisa !

  97. 98 cindysewher
    December 17, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Thanks for the update on steam a seam 2…glad it works better now ! You new book looks like a “must -have” ! Thanks , Lisa !

  98. 99 Kathy
    December 17, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I love your useful tips! Thanks for always being so generous with your ideas.

  99. December 17, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I have tried many other fusible so and SAS2L is by far the best out there.

  100. 101 Joan R
    December 17, 2015 at 11:56 am

    I love the stickiness of this for accurate placement. One of your best hints!

  101. 102 Donna W
    December 17, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Thanks for the chance to win some SAS2L. I

  102. 103 carol
    December 17, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    SAS2lite looks like a great product. I am new to fusibles.

  103. 104 birdlooker
    December 17, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I’ve never done wool applique. I think I’ll have to give it a try. Can’t wait for Christmas Gatherings.

  104. December 17, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Hello Lisa,

    Do you ship to the Neherlands and does the discount hold for overseas as well?

    Marianne C.

  105. 106 usairdoll
    December 17, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Can’t wait for your new book! Congratulations! I love everything you do! The fabrics look so rich, awesome colors. I’m using SAS2Lite now on a BOM at my LQS. So far, so good, hehe.

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  106. 107 Judee Lefler
    December 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity, I would love to try this with my next Primitive Gatherings project. :- )

  107. 108 Janet Kay
    December 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Fantastic product! I have tried other fusible web products and find that Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 works the best. It helps give your great designs a superb result!!

  108. 109 Nancy O'Neil
    December 17, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Lisa your posts always put a smile on my face. I too am a sasl2 lover. I’ve just started working with the wools and love it. And your patterns 🙂

  109. 110 Paula Proctor
    December 17, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Thank you for the information on the SAS2. I learn something every time that I read a post about it and learned a lot from you at the Primitive Gatherings retreat in December. Had a wonderful time and look forward to the next one!!

  110. 111 Joyce Scribner
    December 17, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Steam a Seam 2 is one of my very best friends!! I haven’t used the yellow grid one yet though. Your Christmas book looks absolutely wonderful – I’m excited to get it!

  111. 112 Mary C.
    December 17, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I’m so happy SASL2 became available again and is better than ever. Other fusibles just aren’t as good. Your new book looks fantastic, can’t wait to see it. Happy Holidays to you & your family!

  112. 113 merryl
    December 17, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I just love working with wool! I haven’t tried Steam a Seam 2 yet but I hope to! I love all your pattern and i’m looking forward to the new book. Thank you

  113. 114 Sharon Sabins
    December 17, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Can I add another wool, needle and thread book to my pending order. I couldn’t find it to order another one.

    May the holiday season fill you with peace and joy, Sharon💒


  114. 115 Becky in Georgia
    December 17, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I love this product! Thanks so much for writing out the process you follow for wool. Please tell us more about the new house you are building. Take care!!!

  115. December 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you Lisa for sharing so much of your family life with us. Merry Christmas!

  116. 117 Joan Carmody
    December 17, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks for the helpful instructions on using the fusible web!

  117. 118 Pam Hintze
    December 17, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    This is the product I use also.

  118. 119 Helen LeBrett
    December 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I LOVED seeing how you make a book and the steps in the process: Thanks for taking the time to show us!

  119. 120 Lou
    December 17, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I haven’t tried Steam a Seam yet so that’s something new to try. Your Christmas gatherings book looks really, really lovely! I will definitely be wanting to get myself a copy!

  120. 121 Joan Carmody
    December 17, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for your helpful instructions on how to use the fusible web!

  121. 122 Joan Carmody
    December 17, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks for the helpful tips in using the fusible web!

  122. December 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Just getting back into wool appliqué after only dabbling in it a decade ago. This SASL looks wonderful — can’t wait to try it!

  123. 124 Marilyn Hopkins
    December 17, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    SASL2 is great. Never can have enough!! Your new book looks great.

  124. 125 Wendy hembree
    December 17, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    The greatest invention for applique. A needful for sure

  125. 126 Audrey
    December 17, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I love all of the tips and ideas you share with us! Thank you!!

  126. 127 Chris
    December 17, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks for the tip. My needle was gumming up. I will use more steam.

  127. December 17, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Love this site everything is so educational for me also

  128. 129 Pam H
    December 17, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Love steam a seam 2 lite and I always seem to be running out! The new book looks very interesting! What’s the panto, Lisa? It’s a good one!

  129. 130 Patricia Carreon
    December 17, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Wow – learned something new today. Thank you. I hated my needles feeling gummy. Going to try this again.

  130. 131 debbie
    December 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks for the tips on using Steam A Seam Lite. I always have trouble getting everything to stick. This info should help.

  131. 132 Barbara P.
    December 17, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    I love SAS2 Lite. Works beautifully with wool.

  132. 133 Carol Garner
    December 17, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Loved your post today – and love SAS2 – and wool applique – Can’t wait for your next book – I also enjoyed the information on how you go about writing your patterns.

  133. 134 Pam Miller
    December 17, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    SAS2Lite is a great product. Easy to use. One can never have enough of it on hand. Thanks for the tips. I can’t wait for your newest book. It looks fabulous. And of course the new fabric line-gotta have it too.

  134. 135 Rebecca H
    December 17, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win SAS2Lite, love it. Your new book looks like a winner!

  135. 136 Stephanie Kluk
    December 17, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I always have trouble with SAS. I draw on the grid side BUT that is the one that comes loose from the wool even in handling. I have to use pins to hold it together. WHAT am I doing wrong?

  136. 137 Nancy
    December 17, 2015 at 3:38 pm


  137. December 17, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I like the SAS also. Performs well. I love seeing a glimpse into the work behind your books and kits. It’s easy for customers to forget how much hard work goes into a product. Plus it’s interesting to me.

  138. 139 Margaret
    December 17, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Your new book looks wonderful!

  139. 140 Carolyn B
    December 17, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    SASLite is the BEST!!! I, like you, have always mixed Wool and Cottons and can’t live without it. Your new book looks FABULOUS!! Can’t wait 😊

  140. 141 Carolyn kimble
    December 17, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I used the SAS2lite for the first time when I started SBOW and I’m sold on it. Lisa your new book looks wonderful!

  141. 142 Fran
    December 17, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Love the Christmas Rose pattern and can’t wait to see your new book

  142. December 17, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Lisa, your Christmas Gatherings fabric is stunning!!! Love, love, love those flying geese. I can’t wait to see it all in person, especially the beautiful cheddar color. You are amazing!!

  143. 144 Debbie G
    December 17, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Love SASL 2. Fun to see shat you have in the works.

  144. 145 Carol
    December 17, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    SASlite2is impossible to find locally. I will definitely want some of that!

  145. 146 Judy Zoll
    December 17, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Thanks for the instructions on how to fuse the wool. I will try your method on my next project!

  146. 147 Barb E.
    December 17, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Oh… so pretty!!!! I can’t wait for the new fabric line with all the gorgeous projects. Lisa, you have been busy ❤

  147. 148 Therese Hoehn
    December 17, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    SAS2lite is so helpful in my wool projects! The sneak peak of Christmas book looks great. How do you do all you do!

  148. 149 Kathy Baker
    December 17, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Your new line of fabric as well as your newest book look very enticing! I an anxiously awaiting your next line -Songbird Gatherings to arrive. I have used SAS Lite as well as a few other fusibles and haven’t had much of a problem because I use plenty of steam (even with one brand that doesn’t require steam) so I believe your comment that wool and steam are great partners. Thanks for your insight as well as the 2015 Needful List offerings.

  149. 150 Debra Reber
    December 17, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Your new book looks really great! You said you thought SASL2 was the best for wool applique, do you also think it’s the best for cotton fabric applique??

  150. 151 Nicole
    December 17, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I love the SASLITE but have been having both problems of pieces lifting and needle getting sticky. Thanks to your instructions, I see what my problem is. I plan to print those instructions to keep with my PG projects. Thank you so much!

  151. 152 Janet Glover
    December 17, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Love the SAS lite. Can’t wait for your Christmas book and fabric..

  152. 153 Deborah from H Town (Houston)
    December 17, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I’ve used SASLiTE and love, love it. Couldn’t wait to order some. I’ve got some in my stash but with all the PG’s projects that I have ready to start, except for the SAS. thanks Lisa. Happy Holidays to you and your family

  153. 154 Cherie
    December 17, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    I’m going to try this fusible as I scorched one of my wool snowmen in a project using a fusible which works great for cotton. I’m also going to print out your guidelines. Thanks for all the tips!

  154. 155 Dorothy Hopko
    December 17, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Hold my order until 12 days finish – love all that you do for us – Merry Christmas

  155. 156 Paula in KY
    December 17, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Lisa, do you care to share the name of the PANTO you used on the quilt. I really like it. Thanks
    Paula in KY

  156. 157 Pam Knight
    December 17, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Steam a seam is a great product. I will need to stock up for the class I am taking from you in March. Also, love the new Christmas line. Can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us. You are a very talented lady! Thanks again.

  157. 158 DeDe
    December 17, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    I’m a big fan of your shop and have always believed in shop local. I discovered SAS2 lite from a shop employee’s recommendation a few years ago. People, it’s not expensive, put it in your carts, you won’t regret it.

  158. 159 Cecilia
    December 17, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Thank you for this tip. I haven’t used wool yet, but it is on my to do list. I too would like to know the name of the panto, please.

  159. 160 Karen Seitz
    December 17, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I recently bought SAS2 lite but have not tried it yet. Thank you for all the extra info on how to use it with wool. I would love to win some more because I have signed up for a wool applique BOM in 2016.

  160. 161 Leslie
    December 17, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Thank you! love your descriptive writing! It’s like we were right there helping you!

  161. 162 Sharon Cervenka
    December 17, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    All I can say is BELIEVE what Lisa says about SAS2! Hope I win some!

  162. 163 Janelle Parker
    December 17, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I do love SAS2 lite, but I am one of the ones with the gummy needle. I don’t let it get me down…gummy or not I stitch away! I do like buying it from you by the yard though……..great for big projects.

  163. 164 Martha C.
    December 17, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    I have not tried the new SAS2lite yet. I had so much of the old product – I just couldn’t bring myself to throw it all away. I will definitely try it now!

  164. December 17, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Really like your site and blog Has gotten me back into wool projects again Thanks

  165. 166 maryluvs2quilt@gmail.com
    December 17, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    I will not use any other fusible debt since you showed it to me. I buy it by the yard. Good to have on hand.

    Sent from my iPad


  166. 167 Roxanne
    December 17, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I only use sas2, thanks to you! Love it!

  167. 168 Dixie Heer
    December 17, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I have always loved SAS2lite and was devastated when they discontinued for awhile. Thank goodness they
    figured it out and we are able to once again get it. Thanks for offering this product at such a good price.

  168. 169 Mary DePue
    December 17, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I buy Steam A Seam by the yard. It is the best by far. Love the photos of a growing young man (grand baby) playing with the quilt. Have a great Christmas.

  169. 170 Kary
    December 17, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Your new book looks wonderful. Love your designs.

  170. 171 Janet
    December 17, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    A workshop you did in Newport Beach a couple of years back got me hooked on SAS2 Lite – love it! And am crazy about that cheddar in the pics!

  171. 172 Cheryl
    December 17, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    OMGosh, I love your Christmas Gatherings line. I can’t wait till May. I am a firm believer in SAS2. Thank you for the tips on using it.

  172. 173 Steph M.
    December 17, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial on SAS2lite. I’ll admit I haven’t been a fan….needle gets gummy! I am going to give it another try. Love your new book!!

  173. 174 Alisa
    December 17, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I learned to use SAS2 lite from you and love it!

  174. 175 Toni
    December 17, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    thanks for the tips, new to wool and am willing to try SAS2 now

  175. 176 Kristy
    December 17, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I have never had any trouble with SASII, however, I am a steam happy quilter!!! Thoroughly enjoyed your behind the scenes dialogue. Intriguing!!

  176. 177 Caroline
    December 17, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Love your new fabric and book!! I always use SAS2 lite so it is defiantly a needful thing!!

  177. 178 Kathryn Casavant
    December 17, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    I want 10 how can I get them? They can be on hold if you want. Just need to know how I can get them at this good price! Thanks Kathy

  178. 179 Traci Rickert
    December 17, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Tutorial on Steam a Seam was perfect…thank you!

  179. 180 Cathy C
    December 17, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I loved the old but I am looking forward to trying the new SAS2lite.

  180. 181 Pam Legg
    December 17, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    I have used bolts of SAS lite in my past appliqued quilts. This summer I joined the SBOW and was introduced to
    SAS2 lite. It makes all the difference when positioning wool pieces onto the background. You can move them around to get exactly what you want rather than picking off a piece that is wrong. Just use plenty of steam on front and back and you will be a convert like I am. Thank for the offer since I have three BOM from you going now and will use all the packages that I have ordered. Pam

  181. 182 Kristy W.
    December 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    So glad steam a seam 2 lite is back! Love the stuff! I think I need to be steaming mine more! Thanks for the tip and your new things look wonderful. K-

  182. December 17, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    I have used bolts of SAS Lite to make my past appliquéd quilts. This summer I joined the SBOW and was introduced to SAS2 Lite. What a difference it makes. You can reposition pieces to get them on your background just the way you want them without picking off pieces that get misplaced. Since I am doing three of your BOM quilts, I will be using all the package that I am buying. Thanks for introducing me to this product. Just use LOTS of steam and you will enjoy it too. Pam

  183. 184 Alberta Bailie
    December 17, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    I do really like that the steam a seam is just a bit tacky when you put it on your background. I have had all of my pieces move because of the steam – that’s really frustrating. I love wool appliqué!!

  184. 185 Cat
    December 17, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Thank you for giving further direction of using SAS2Lite. I liked it before and when it came back, I couldn’t figure out why it wouldn’t hold. Got it, I need to use much, much more steam. Your book is going to be great! Looks like loads of work publishing it.

  185. 186 Kristine Dauth
    December 18, 2015 at 12:30 am

    SAS2LITE is the best fusible. And I didn’t know it needed as much heat and steam as you recommend. I look forward to putting your tips into action.

  186. 187 Kimberly Springer
    December 18, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Ever since they re-formulated SAS2, I have had a hard time finding it locally to purchase, so I plan to “stock up” during your sale! Thanks Lisa!

  187. December 18, 2015 at 6:41 am

    I bought some of the SAS2LITE when I Visited your shop last week. I then realized that I really did not know how to use it. Some of the appliqué projects I’ve worked on have such tiny pieces that I have had to change the pattern because I could not figure out how to cut the small pieces and get them on the project correctly. I figured I would either have to write you for directions or get them somewhere on the Internet. SO, Lisa, I am so thankful that you added the directions on how to use the SAS2LITE here. I will probably purchase some more during the sale. Thank you again!

  188. December 18, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Your new book looks very special. Will look forward to it. Thanks for the tips on the fusible.

  189. 190 Linda K
    December 18, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Lisa, So much fun to see the ‘design- to -quilt’ process in pictures! SAS2Lite is hard to find here. I’ll be working on the Summer Crazy table mat this winter, so I’ll definitely be needing some. Merry Christmas and Thanks for all of your wonderful fabrics and wool. My Snowman Gathering quilt is center stage in my Holiday decorations!

  190. 191 Barbara F.
    December 18, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Love the SAS products! It really does make life much easier. Looking forward to seeing the Christmas fabrics in person — they look gorgeous!

  191. 192 Karen
    December 18, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Love your 12 days of Christmas, look forward to it every year. I can hardly wait for the new book to come out! Merry Christmas.

  192. 193 Janice
    December 18, 2015 at 7:30 am

    I haven’t tried SAS2 before, but you’ve convinced me. I’m going to give it a try.

  193. 194 Teresa
    December 18, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Thought I would die when the company quit making SAS! So glad you’ve provided the great tutorial on using it!
    Would love some for all my applique projects.

  194. 195 Kathie
    December 18, 2015 at 9:37 am

    LOVE SAS2 Lite! I really missed it while it was gone & really respect the Warm Company for all their efforts to perfect the product,

  195. 196 Kathy
    December 18, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I bought a bolt of Aleene’s way back when. It is my fav. Wish it was still available. I will try SASL, because I am almost out of my bolt. : (

  196. 197 sandy Lowery
    December 18, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Well, I learned something new about ASA2. I am still using the old stuff, must use old before getting new.

  197. 198 Patti
    December 18, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Thanks for the tips. I have some old Steam a Seam, and have not tried the Steam a Seam 2. Adding it to my list.

  198. 199 Dawn
    December 18, 2015 at 10:10 am

    I use SAS also love it! Book and quilts look beautiful, nice job once again!

  199. 200 Sue Horton
    December 18, 2015 at 10:13 am

    i would love to try the sas2 for my wool. thanks for the tips.

  200. 201 Beth Esser
    December 18, 2015 at 10:32 am

    So nice to get a peek at the process behind the scenes how you do all the beautiful things you create! What fun all of you must have! Thanks for letting us be a part of it! I love the SASII too!

  201. December 18, 2015 at 10:57 am

    I’ve tried all the fusibles and I am glad to come back to SAS2L.
    Your new fabric line is glorious! Love those rich holiday colors! And another book? WooHoo!

  202. 203 Chris
    December 18, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve tried different fusibles, pins and glue for my wool applique. Your directions were wonderful and convinced me that I need to try/use the new SAS2L. Thanks so much!

  203. 204 Angelia L.
    December 18, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you for the SAS2L tips….can’t wait to try the new version! The new Primitive Christmas fabric looks gorgeous! Don’t know how you do it all…Thank You!!

  204. 205 Rose Burkett
    December 18, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I love Steam a seam2. I have been using it on some stockings I have been making. Have a great day and enjoy the holidays.

  205. 206 Laura Williams
    December 18, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    SAS2 Lite is the only fusible I use. The grid lines are very helpful and double sided sticky is a must.

  206. 207 Janet D
    December 18, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Thank you for the sneak peek of the Christmas book. SAS2L is my favorite fusible.

  207. 208 Rosemary Redhead
    December 18, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Your P.G. designs and fabulous wool got me hooked and I have never looked back. Love SAS2L…so glad that it is available once again.
    I learned some new ideas from your detailed instructions on this post. Thanks!

  208. 209 Trisha Balding
    December 19, 2015 at 6:11 am

    This is what I use, but I have been having trouble with gummy needles. Thanks for the tip on using more steam 🙂

  209. 210 Susan Stanley
    December 19, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Thank you for sharing so much. I am ready to begin a project but I’m going to wait for my SAS2 to arrive.

  210. 211 Karen in Breezy Point
    December 19, 2015 at 9:44 am

    We just had a discussion at our sewing group about the gummy needles–thanks for the timely information!

  211. December 19, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I LOVE this stuff!! Never have used any other brand with good results – SASLite – ALWAYS perfect! I love that it’s repositionable and doesn’t lose its temporary “stick” no matter how many times I move it!

  212. 213 Jeanne Langston
    December 19, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I so much appreciate all the tips and directions you give on these products and what a delight to see your new Christmas book “in the making!

  213. 214 Janan
    December 19, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I can’t wait to try the new SASlite2!! I did not know it had been improved! That curly quilting design looks sew awesome! I plan to pre-order the Christmas gatherings book. Can’t wait to see those Christmas designs!

  214. 215 Barb
    December 19, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Can’t wait to see your new book and fabric.

  215. December 21, 2015 at 7:48 am

    CAN NOT WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THAT NEW FABRIC!!!! And your new book. Love all of the things you are working on. Oh, and I love SASL2. Glad they changed the grid – that was the only thing I didn’t like about the new stuff. But, I bought a huge box of it, so will have to live with it for now!

  216. 217 Barb
    December 22, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Love the SASL2! A “needful” thing for sure with wool applique. Thanks for sharing!

  217. 218 Caroline
    December 22, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I love SASL2 and use it all the time! You are one busy girl!!

  218. 219 Bonnie Larson
    December 22, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    I love SAS2. Thanks so much for sharing

  219. 220 JudyBL
    December 22, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    I love SAS2LITE and was so glad it became available again!

  220. 221 Bridgidk
    December 23, 2015 at 9:45 am

    LOVE Steam a Seam lite 2!!!!

  221. 222 Betty
    December 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Love the new SASL2. Thanks for sharing

  222. 223 Kaaren Nowlin
    November 15, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I LOVE sas2 lite!

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