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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! 


  1. 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:-)

  2. 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.

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

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  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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 πŸ™‚ QUESTION: Is there a pattern for her little notion bag? For my granddaughter to make?

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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!!!!!!

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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!!!

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

  22. 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!

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