|Here's one I got from the lady at the post office the other day...
When in need of a lightweight stabilizer, used (make sure they aren't new!) dryer sheets work well. This is true for applique, beading, quilting and embroidery.
The only downside is they aren't convenient for large surfaces, but they are great in a small area, or in a pinch (like Sunday nights when you got your mojo going and all the stores are closed).