Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 ABC-123 Review + Giveaway

Since Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 is my fusible of choice for appliqué, I was excited to try their new ABC-123 product, compliments of the fine folks at The Warm Company. Like Lite Steam-A-Seam 2, the fusible is sandwiched between two sheets of release paper, sticking to one of the sides. It has a tackiness that holds pieces conveniently in place, while being repositionable, before permanent fusing.
I decided to make our Blue Moon Quilt Group (Renee of Quilts of a Feather, Sara of Blue Quail Studio, Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl, and I) mascot, who also happens to be my youngest son, a shirt featuring his nickname, "The Cuteness".
Now that you've seen the finished product modeled, let's take a look at the process. Each package contains 8 sheets with numbers, letters, punctuation, and a few shapes. They are already reversed, and have multiple cutting sizes. I got a blank t-shirt and a mini charm pack of solids.
 I cut roughly around each letter, peeled away the extra layer of release paper, made sure the fusible was still sticking to the side with printing, and fused the printed pieces to my mini charms. Each letter fit perfectly on a 2 1/2" square.
After cutting out each letter (I used the lines for the smaller letters.), I used a ruler to guide my spacing and alignment as I placed the slightly tacky letters. When I was satisfied with the arrangement, I fused it for a permanent hold. I didn't bother stitching the letters down because that seemed like way too much work, and I trust the Lite Steam-A-Seam to hold through the wash.
 I have since washed the shirt, and all the letters are intact and looking good. I swear, I don't know where he gets his weirdness from!
Because The Warm Company is super generous, I have some more samples for some of you to try. If you'd like a chance to try LSAS 2 ABC-123, leave a comment below letting me know what clever phrase you'd produce. By my completely subjective determination, and in two weeks time, five lucky recipients will be sent a package of their very own to try. To double your odds, follow my blog and let me know in a separate comment. If you are anxious to see about it before then, it can be purchased at Connecting Threads.
 Thanks for visiting, and good luck!
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64 comments:

  1. The Cuteness is a doll! He certainly has a personality and one that will take him far in life, making friends and be sociable. Just this morning, I saw a little guy at the library with a shirt that said on the back "Mr. Crabby Pants". I even asked his mom if I could take a picture, it was that cute. So, I'd make a shirt for my little niece that says "Miss Crabby Pants" so she could sport one just like it!

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  2. The Cuteness is indeed cute. I would love to try these on some totes.

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  3. I have been following your blog with bloglovin.

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  4. Love it and love Steam-a-seam.... I follow you on bloglovin and instagram

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  5. Mr. cuteness is adorable and I am sure he is a going concern! I would love to try out those letters on some tea towels " the kitchen is closed" comes to mind!��

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  6. With follow you on Instagram! Mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I thought of a few... But my favourite quote is: "Not my circus, Not my monkeys"

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  8. I follow you via Bloglovin and also email.

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  9. I would love to try this out so much! My mother made me a quiet book when I was three and it has now been through seven kids across two generations. It needs a new cover. I've tried before but it turns out I'm pretty crap at freehand tracing letters. With these letters I can get a new cover done and off my to-do list!

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  10. I've followed you for a while (since before Cuteness certainly!) via feedly.

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  11. I don't have clever in my head but I need to put names on the stockings for my grandchildren and this would sure work. I could make some placemats too or maybe I could make a quilt out of the leftover Christmas fabric it is all Suess and use a clever Suess saying. Only you can control your future.

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  12. Love the mascot!! I would love to do initials on some lunch bags I am making! thanks!!

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  13. I follow on Bloglovn!

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  14. The Cuteness is a perfect nickname for him! How adorable :) Also, how convenient to have the letters already printed on the fusible! I've been playing around with a quilt design that features the word Dream, so I guess that's what I'd go for. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  15. I follow you on Bloglovin :)

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  16. How sweet is he!! I get to babysit my grandson this Thursday, I can't wait. Thank you for sharing your project, and keeping us updated on it's holding power.

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  17. I would make a wall hanging for my sewing area: "Measure twice, cut once". tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I get your newsletter. tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I would make myself a t-shit with the phrase "still ; here"
    The semi-colon represents having survived a mental health issue.

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  20. Your son really is a cutie. I think the phrase I would use would be, "Stop the violins -- promote whirled peas". Another one I might do is, "Shoot wildlife with a camera, not a gun".

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  21. I follow via email (senstrings at yahoo dot com).

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  22. My new t-shirt would definitely say, "Poor Planning is NOT my emergency!"
    mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  23. I follow you via Bloglovin'! mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  24. So cute! No wonder you call him that! I have used steam-a-seam befor and love it! What a great idea having letter preprinted, it takes the guess work out of it! A phrase...well, I have one phrase I say all the time. More often than I should. It includes a swear word so I won't share on your blog! Especiall with 'The Cutness' in the room!

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  25. I follow you via bloglovin!

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  26. I know exactly what I would do! I have a grandbaby (now almost 2 years old) who has a look about her ever since she began to sit on her own which made me dub her as Little Miss Casual. I've been planning to draw one of those Little Miss characters on something and then letter it with "Little Miss Casual". So far my idea is to put that on a little backpack. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  27. I follow you via email notification.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  28. I follow on bloglovin.

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  29. I quilt and would like to see how it works in a quilt. I shy away from machine applique as the fabric will separate from the background before I get all of it sewn down. The fusible I have used before never seemed to stay stuck.

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  30. I would use the letters to personalize items with my kids' names on them! Plus it would be fun to use them on kitchen towels too!

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  31. I follow you on Bloglovin and Instagram

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  32. Maybe little monkey or little princess for soon to be g=gs

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  33. Oh my goodness... The Cuteness is right! He's adorable!

    I think I'd create something with the phrase... "Shifts Happen"... kind of a play on "Sh*t Happens" because right now... there's a lot of both going on in my life!! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway and for the dose of cuteness!

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  34. Strong Man for the little grand baby.
    Thank you Afton and Warm&Co

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. I like to put names, words and phrases on quilts. This would be perfect. Your son is adorable and his shirt is perfect for him!

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  36. I follow you via email!

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  37. I follow you on Bloglovin.

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  38. I'd like to use this product to put my grandson's nickname on a quilt I'm making for him. His nickname is Little Peanut.

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  39. I'm not very good with clever sayings, but my husband would certainly come up with something. Your son is adorable though. Thank you for showcasing this new product, looks like fun. jarvenpa1ne(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I follow on email and enjoy each one! jarvenpa1ne(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I would put something along the lines of......yes you can create on my granddaughters shirts

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  42. Thank you so much for the chance you're giving us to win this awesome product!
    Buy the fact that I'm Italian, I would write a word I invented for my little boy eight years ago! That's CUZZACCHIOTTO
    It's a mix-match of two words, one is cucciolo (puppy) and the other is orsacchiotto (teddy bear)
    hope you like it! ^_^

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  43. And this same word can be changed in PUZZACCHIOTTO
    I have to admit this was the very first word I invented for him, and was a mix of stinky and teddy bear, if you ever had a little thing in your life you can easily understand why :))

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  44. Of course I follow you with bloglovin

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  45. I have an equally cute granddaughter. What fun.

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  46. I follow you via bloglovin.

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  47. What a cute lil' Model!! He is Adorable!! Love his shirt! & would love to make some fun shirts for our Granboy..he is 16 Months old now..ornery & soooo full of energy! lol

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

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  48. I follow you thru Bloglovin & Pinterest :)

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  49. What a doll! I can see why he is a mascot (and no need to include me in your giveaway. . .).

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  50. How cute I could think on the spot the other day for a phrase but I just saw this
    ABCDEFG
    HIJK
    elemo
    PQRSTUV
    WXYZ
    Love it

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  51. This is not an idea I can claim as my own, but for quite a while I have wanted to make my son a shirt that says "STUNT MAN" but with the words upside down (I saw it somewhere, but can't recall where!). He is always balancing upside down on his head on our couch- so it would be perfect!

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  52. Hearkening back to the magnificent Firefly, I'd go with "Shiny".

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  53. I follow you via email. (wordygirl at earthlink dot net)

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  54. Ooooohhh I would put 'My other t-shirt is clean'!

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  55. I follow your blog thru Bloglovin'. What a cutie-patutie!!!

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  56. I'm so behind on reading some of my emails!! :-) Just had to pop you a quick note though and tell you that your little guy is sure a cutie!! You must have so much fun with him!! :-) Hugs, H

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