I figured if I was committing to this project, I was going to be deliberate about the process. The stabilizer arrived in advance of the quilt retreat weekend and I had a few hours to myself after work. I used rubber cement to glue a sheet of sandpaper to the inside back cover of a half used graph paper pad and made a portable work table for tracing the template. I sat down with a glass of wine and my mechanical pencil and opened the shrink wrapped roll of stabilizer. As we said in grammar school, " Sugar-Honey-Iced.......T." I had ordered the regular tear away instead of the fusible wash away stabilizer. It's a dilemma. There's no chance that the right roll will come before I leave for my quilt retreat. Do I resort to the tried and true methods of needle-turn or templar and starch? I think I'll pack it all and see. Good thing there is the UFO that is the William Morris nine-patch to work on.