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Thread: Basting with glue

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    I don't know about the rest of you but when I was in grade school (called elementary back then!) we used LePage's glue. It was golden color and was dispensed out of a rubber top with a slit in it. Elmer's didn't come out until later.
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    I still pin baste my quilts. I do it on my glass topped dining table and I make larger quilts and I have to move them to different sections to get them all pinned. I don't think the glue basting would work very well with my set up.
    I do think glue basting would work well for matching intersections when sewing long rows to each other. I could see right away that they are matchine up as they should. I will try it. Thanks for all the helpful hints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alleyoop1 View Post
    I don't know about the rest of you but when I was in grade school (called elementary back then!) we used LePage's glue. It was golden color and was dispensed out of a rubber top with a slit in it. Elmer's didn't come out until later.
    I remember that stuff! It was rubber cement and cleaned up pretty easily because, after it was dry, you could rub it off into a small ball.

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    Gals-- I think we're really dating ourselves with our memories! If I'm remembering correctly, the "glue" in the bottle with the rubber thingy on top was called mucilage, wasn't it?
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    You're right. It was mucilage -- actually gum arabic, not rubber cement. I finally thought to Google it.
    http://www.thecakelady.ca/lepagesglue/mucilage.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris View Post
    Gals-- I think we're really dating ourselves with our memories! If I'm remembering correctly, the "glue" in the bottle with the rubber thingy on top was called mucilage, wasn't it?
    Oh yes, I remember that! I would never use it as I always thought it was mucous. YUK, actually mucous might work too - double yuk

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    I remember that mucilage; it's what we used at home. At school, we had to use messy white paste, in a jar. It usually smelled a bit like wintergreen and always left the pasted item rather lumpy.
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    Would it be appropriate to use this method of basting on a Christmas tree skirt that I'm working on an don't really want to wash?

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    I, too, just finished the binding on a quilt using Elmer's School Glue for the first time. I followed the youtube post The Binding Angel and it was quite helpful. The only suggstion I have is to use a dry iron which I don't think was mentioned in the video... I learned this quickly when the glue didn't set. I ususally do most of my pressing with steam so I didn't give the iron setting any thought until the glue was still sticky when I took my project to my machine.

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    I use the archival glue sticks especially when putting together my miniature (as well as pp) projects. This glue doesn't cause the threads to breakdown.
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