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    Senior Member stchenfool's Avatar
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    Oh im going to have to try this! thanks for all the comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    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.
    It's an Elmer's product that may still be available. It was in the school section of stores until about 10 years ago. When I couldn't find it in the store, I ordered it online. This is what I prefer to use for machine freezer applique, instead of glue sticks. It goes much faster for me. Apparently I have gotten better using it, as I don't get any lumps now! I thin it with water if it gets too thick.

    Edit: It's still sold! Here's one link I found for it:
    http://www.cascadeschoolsupplies.com...mNumber=120568
    It's a starch product too, which is why it work for my freezer paper applique.

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    I baste with Elmers School glue and it's great! Washes right out. Actually, I've used other brands of school glue with equally good results (a 4 ounce bottle of white SCHOOL glue at WalMart is 34 cents--enough to do two lap or baby quilts, maybe more). The key is to be certain the bottle is labeled SCHOOL GLUE and is stated to be washable--that means it will wash out. You can let it dry naturally, or heat dry it with a dry iron if you want faster results. I've been very pleased with it and now glue baste my quilts in sections on my laundry room folding counter. Certainly speeds up the process of getting my quilts to the machine for quilting.

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    Edit: It's still sold! Here's one link I found for it:
    http://www.cascadeschoolsupplies.com...mNumber=120568
    It's a starch product too, which is why it work for my freezer paper applique.

    Just recently I bought a jar of Elmer's Washable School Paste in a container exactly like the one in the link above. It has a different label. The back says it "washes out of clothes with soap and water, even after drying."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    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.
    And most kids ate that white paste... lol me included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick View Post
    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?
    Karenpatrick, you could use it for your Christmas tree skirt, but if you are not going to wash it, I wouldn't. This glue is basically starch & starch could attract bugs while you are storing it during the summer. I'd hate to have you take it out at Christmas to find holes in it.
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