A Quilter & Hand Piecers Aid. I’m sure some of you will have heard of the Lap App™ , but as these are not easy to get hold of in the UK then let me tell you a little more…


The Lap App™ is the creation of Joyce and her husband and is handcrafted in the USA. Designed originally for her to use, they realised this was such a great tool they had to share with the quilting world and beyond.

Hand Stitchers Dream

This small adjustable lap table provides a rest for hands making it ideal for appliqué and handwork.

The Lap App™ is made of Natural Baltic Birch and Pine woods and features special Star Knobs making it easy to adjust.

The base, which sits in one’s lap, measures 12″ x 8″ includes 3 spindles for thread storage and an extra strong magnet to prevent needles from getting lost.

The central 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.

It features a non slip area 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 Lap App™ is hugely popular amongst applique and hand work enthusiasts around the world. I for one know that Sarah Fielke is a big advocate and anyone who took part in the Merry & Bright BOM last year will have come across this useful tool in her tutorials.


As the years have gone on, they have added some amazing little extra’s that can be added to the standard model including a handy storage box.

As well as having a non slip area which is great for tracing and marking they have now added a removable wool pressing mat.

Stitch App

This companion to the Lap App is your go to caddy for all your handwork essentials.

  • Made of clear coat finished Baltic Birch
  • Measures 10″x4″x6″
  • A satin nickel finish handle on top allows for easy transport
  • A strong neodymium magnet to contain pins
  • A 3 1/4″ x 2″ x 3/8″ recessed tray area stows miscellaneous notions
  • Two 3 1/2″ spindles with easy turn knobs hold thread spools or Bobbins
  • The cup area corrals scissors, marking tools, rulers, and seam rippers
  • Three felted wool balls in different colours (colours will vary) will help you sort your needles by size and type

Ruler App

This wooden ruler rack will organize your rulers and keep your cutting area neat and tidy.

The sturdy wooden base has a generous six slots that allow you to sort your rulers and templates according to size, keeping them visible and handy.


  • A galvanised farmhouse style bucket to store cutting tools for safety and a clutter-free work area
  • Non-skid discs on the bottom of the base prevent the rack from moving or slipping
  • Measures 23” x 4.25” X 5/8”
  • The opening for the bucket is 2 7/8” in diameter

Pre-orders & Deposits

As you can imagine shipping and taxes to bring these into the UK is not cheap or easy.

I am not expecting for you to pay the full amount until they have arrived and are ready to ship to you directly.

Therefore I have these items on pre-order with a deposit required so that I can be sure of quantities to order.

As you can imagine I need to be sure who I am actually ordering for on this first shipment as this will require a big up front investment from me and my business.

If you commit to paying a deposit then you are committing to paying for the full balance, but I am not asking for all the money up front until we know the products have safely arrived and are ready for delivery to you.

I know there is appetite for the Lap App™ but I just have to manage the quantities and shipping costs to myself.


The deadline for the first wave of orders is Midday, Monday 1st May.


I am only going to be offering shipping within the United Kingdom, due to the size and possible postage restrictions until I can work out how big the items would be for future packing requirements further afield.

I am estimating that it will take 2-4 weeks for the product to arrive and that is not including any possible customs hold ups, as no one can predict those!.

Just one final point, if you order anything at the same time as your pre-order I will not be shipping out separately and these will be held until the Lap App™ products arrive. If you want something else now I would recommend popping a separate order through.

Reserve Now

If you would like to order any of the products and be on the first wave of deliveries you need to order by Midday Monday 1st May.