This 11" x 13 1/2" sandboard is the perfect size to use on your table or lap. The extra-fine grain sandpaper is very smooth which allows your pencil or pen to glide easily across the fabric. The board itself is very sturdy masonite.
The back of this sandboard is the textured side of masonite—it is not super-smooth. That actually works well because it helps to keep the board in place on your lap and on your table.
Joyce Haskins has designed a wonderful applique tool! This small, adjustable lap table that provides a place to rest your hands while you stitch. It is made of natural Baltic birch and pine woods. There are 2 special Star Knobs that make it easy to adjust the height and angle of the top. It can be used on your lap or on a table.
The base, which sits on your lap, measures 12″ x 8″. The center pedestal measures approximately 5″ high and can be adjusted in multiple directions – up/down and forward/backward. The rectangular top surface also measures 12″ x 8″ and pivots to be flat or diagonal to suit the application and the user’s preference. There are 3 spindles for thread storage and an extra strong magnet to prevent needles from getting lost. The bottom of the Lap App is smooth for tracing and marking.
Each Lap App comes with a 100% cotton, padded cover that is both removable and washable. The cover features a pocket for a small pair of needlework scissors. The cover print may vary, but all are made from quilt shop quality 100% cotton with a sewing-themed novelty print. An ironing cover that slips over either side of the Lap App is also included. Lap Apps are proudly handcrafted in the U.S.A. All in all, this is a handy tool!
What quilters are saying:
"I absolutely love the The Lap App. I put it right to work & now wonder how I managed without it. Not only do I do appliqué with cottons, I am involved with Sue Spargo's wool appliqué w/ embellishments. Thank you for making needle work that much more enjoyable."—Elaine
One quilter ordered a second Lap App, because her husband has taken over her first Lap App to use with his iPad—he says it works perfectly for that. It's a multi-taking quilting tool!
Linda and I looked for a long time for the perfect self-adhesive laminate and I'm happy to tell you this is it! It is more rigid than the laminates you will find at most office supply stores. The 9" x 12" sheets cover a standard sheet of paper with room to spare.
This video explains how to use self-adhesive laminate to make your applique templates. Once you try it, this will be your favorite template-making product.