Friday, August 14, 2015

Notion Talk with Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique


Welcome to another edition of Notion Talk! Today, Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique dishes about her favorite notions. From alphabitties to her exclusive Stash Pack, find out why all of these items are must-haves in her sewing room. Watch the video here




What's new to you from her selection? Let us know if the comments section of the blog and you might win 2 autographed patterns from Vanessa. Winner will be randomly selected on Monday, August 17, 2015. Thank you for joining us everyone! 

81 comments:

Heidi Staples said...

I absolutely love her binding kit!! One of these days, I need to try the Flatter spray too!

Rosa Youschak said...

I would have to say the Elmer's school glue! I'm a total machine girl and the glue just makes sense! Thanks for sharing that!

Lorraine said...

True Grips, school glue, and the Flatter spray are all new to me . . . and I really want to make a binding kit like hers!

Hildy said...

Some great tips! I don't have books, normal glue, Flatter or Swedish Fish laying around at my sewing table ... I think i need all of them:-)

Beth said...

Speaking from recent (frustrating) experience, the binding kit is a necessity in my sewing room. Wish I had known of its existence prior to last weekend, when I was wrestling with an uncooperative quilt--or perhaps I was the uncoordinated, uncooperative partner in the equation.

Anonymous said...

Well, the candy is a new "quilting notion". I never heard of the Flatter spray starch, so that is new also.

senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jennifer said...

the Quilters tips look like something I need to try. I love the idea of the chocolate in the binding kit too! I've never heard of Flatter spray either.

Vicki H said...

Flatter spray starch is new to me.

Lisa Marie said...

I am also unfamiliar with the Flatter spray. Might have to give that a try!

lvkwilt said...

Nothing new to me cuz I'm a notions freak, but so fun to watch! All these notions make quilting so much easier than in the "olden" days! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lori said...

great video. the Flatter spray and Elmers glue

Nancy said...

I like the binding kit

Gloria Cotten said...

Flatter spray is new to me and I love her binding kit!

Janie said...

The alphabitties! Great idea.

Andrea York said...

The Flatter spray looks really helpful! I use notebooks too-keep record of what precuts I have and ideas for quilt patterns.

Gill said...

I've never heard of Flatter spray starch - I should give it a try!!

Afquilt said...

Flatter spray is new to me!

Quilty said...

Flatter spray, and I need to try it!

Becky S. said...

I have never tried the Frixion pens-I have been using a pencil for marking. I LOVE Vanessa's patterns and can not wait for her Gooseberry fabric!!!

Kellie Warren said...

The fingertips are new to me and HOW WONDERFUL are those!! I dislike wearing the gloves as well BUT I DO IT. I am going to get some on those babies! Also the Flatter Spray, i just use regular starch but i go through it rather fast. I do use a lot, but i dont know if its how it comes out of the can or how i use it. I might try some of the Flatter spray just to try. I like natural :) QUESTION: Is there a pattern for her little notion bag? For my granddaughter to make?

lindawwww said...

I haven't heard of Flutter spray starch before. It sounds like a great notion to have on hand.

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Crafty Coffin said...

I would love to try Flatter and I think I really need the alphabitties!

Ann said...

I am a Swedish Fish fiend, only the red ones because I am a purist too.😊 This is a very good clip. I have been sewing for a few decades and have most of these notions, but the new seam ripper as alphabits are now a need. I love your binding kit and now need to make one. Thank-you for this.

ruthshelton10@att.net said...

I have never heard of Quilter's Tips
(Noble Notions #QT22) before. I have used gloves before and find that my hands drag to much. I need to try the Quilter's Tips. Also have not heard of the Flutter Spray. It would be nice to have a product last longer.

Esther Grimes said...

The flatter spray was new to me and I'm also interested in trying school glue. Never would have thought of that on my own.

suesinger said...

I like the quilt tips. Looks much better than gloves.

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

The true grips! I love the idea of not wearings gloves for FMQ, especially when it's 90 degrees outside! :)
How adorable is Vanessa???

Sherry B. said...

It is so fun to see what other's like to use and compare to what I use. The nice part would be to craft several of the binding kits from the free tutorial to handle other projects such as embroidery and for a mending kit to travel with. Need to dig around in my stash and make up a few of them.

Thanks for sharing your great ideas and recommendations.

Susan said...

Definitely the Flatter spray and the candy would be newbie additions to my sewing room!

Shelor Robin said...

The alphabitties and flatter spray are new to me. I need to give both a try. robinsheloratearthlinkdotnet

klh said...

I have not used a rotating cutting mat nor the Flatter spray. Now both are on my must try list.

Carol L. said...

I love the binding kit. I made one as a gift for a friend, but now I need to make one for myself!

Koye Hendrix said...

I'd like to make a little binding kit like hers and I haven't heard of flatter spray before. I just purchased the Matilda spinning cutting board from Fat Quarter Shop and couldn't be happier with it. It is so well made and works so great. I really LOVE it!!!!!!
Koye

Anonymous said...

Good old fashioned school glue!? I never would have guessed! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Pat said...

I'd love to try the Flatter spray and the Alphabities - both sound like great products! peks1001(at)yahoo(dot)com

Debbi said...

The flatter spray and the alphabet ties are both new to me and both are now on my "wish list!"

Jan Sessions said...

Quilter tips are new to me. I never really cared for the gloves because they kept my hands too hot.

QuiltingGrandma said...

I have never heard of the Flatter spray. I also like the idea of a binding kit.

Kathy E. said...

Many great notions here! I really love her binding kit with its zippered pouch and scissors holder...especially the treats she stashes in there! I have never heard of the spray starch she shared. I will have to look for that. Loved the video! Well done.

Stephanie said...


I love the quilting finger tips. I don't know how I didn't know about that. Also love the binding kit!

Helen said...

Flatter spray, Elmer's glue, and Olfa Splash cutter.

Allison C said...

Flatter spray and school glue

RosieGma said...

Love all her notions,,,I use a couple of then, but that Binding kit is so cute and practical...

GranChris said...

The binding kit is a great idea. I need to make one of these. Flatter spray is new to me.

Brenda E. said...

The fingertip grips are in my sewing room somewhere-I had forgot about them! I will have to dig them out since I have been doing some free motion quilting again.

Mary Preston said...

I have not heard of the Flatter spray before.

Helen L said...

I think the finger tip grippers for quilting are a great idea!!!

Dody said...

I'm love the binding kit. I have a hexie kit but not a binding kit. Time to make one.

Marisa Adams said...

I want to try those Quilt Tips! They seem like they would be more manageable than the gloves!

Caro said...

True Grips are new to me.

nurseval said...

I use glue sticks but never elmers glue, need to try.

Marilyn Grant said...

The Alphabities were already on my "list" now I want to try the finger tip grips and the Flatter spray. And make the cute binding tote. The rotating mat would be a great addition too. I really enjoy hearing from the designers and FQS on products they use.

LeAnne K said...

I love the rotating cutting mat! I haven't seen that before but what a fun notion. Also love how Swedish Fish "count" as a notion. I'm going to put some treats in my sewing room.

Sue Rasmussen said...

The binding kit kit is genius...and I'm happy to see that someone else thinks Swedish Fish are essential.

Nancy said...

Love your binding kit. Two notions that I have never used before are the Flatter Soak and the Alphabitties. I love learning about new notions that will make my patchwork and quilting a better experience. Thanks

Hapi2Run said...

I'm definitely going to be making the binding kit... Wonderful idea!

Linda said...

I've never heard of the flatter spray.... I love Swedish fish also!

sisylyn2 said...

New to quilting and many things are new to me but I think the binding kit would be something I will really need.

Farm Quilter said...

I have never heard of Flatter spray...have all the rest of her fabulous notions (well, not the finger tips because I have a longarm), but I think I need to add more candy to my stash!!!

Cecilia said...

It would have to be the Elmer's School Glue. I never thought of using it before.

Deb said...

Flatter spray is new to me.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I have been planning to make a binding kits for a couple of weeks. The quilter tips and flatter spray are new to me. Oh, and Swedish Fish are unknown to me too!

Melanie said...

The round spinning mat is new to me! It looks like it spins so smoothly!

legato1958 said...

I have the Matilda 's Own spinning mat and love it for blocks!
I like the 6 in by 14 inch cutting ruler by Omnigrip!
Susie

Annette said...

Quilter Tips and Flatter are new to me.

Marie Evans said...

Seam Fix is new to me; I definitely would benefit from the ripped thread eraser!

Jen Barnard said...

Quilter tips and Sweedish fish are new to me.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Kelly L. said...

Flatter spray...never heard of it before!

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

The Flatter Spray is new to me! Thanks for the chance to win :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Elmers glue

Carol6star said...

Great ideas and oh so colorful. I am a spray starch gal and am eager to try the flatter spray.

Elizabeth said...

I had never seen the quilting tips. I don't like using the glove so I am interested in trying them out.

Genee' Davis said...

I'm excited to make the binding clip holder! I have them all over the house and camper this summer! Haha awesome video! So love to watch them all!

Lana Cadwallader said...

Love the he binding bag and I will be making one!!!! She makes it look easy.

Hobbesmom said...

Oh the spinning cutting mat! That's going on the wish list - along with the snacks :)

Sheila said...

Quilter tips are new to me. That spinning cutting mat is on my wish list : )

Mara said...

Would love to try the quilter tips.

Anonymous said...

New to me was the finger grips. I have the full - hand gloves and I would enjoy the finger grips SO much more. No more sweaty hands!
Debbie
ollieami@aol.com

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