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Thread: Crossing my fingers

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckbere15 View Post
    I think it would be okay for needle turn or finished edges. I don't think it would be good for raw edge appliqué as the fusible helps keeps the edges from fraying when washed. I have used the glue to hold my pieces in place until I stitched them down. I did find when using the glue for appliqué that a little bit of glue and heat drying with the iron works really well. A lot do glue tends to go through all layers. But it does wash out with no problems.

    i can't wait till I get a top done so I can glue baste, this sounds like fun. And a lot easier to work with than spray basting.
    Thanks chuckbere15. You are probably right about the raw edge work done with fusible. Guess I had better stick with that. But for regular applique and for basting ..... like you, I cannot wait to try this out also. Did I mention how much I hate pinning ... and unpinning? And glory be, I even have some of that Elmer's glue!!!

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    Can't wait to try this (on a small item first, of course). I don't see why it wouldn't work. Thanks for all the info, ladies. Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivelyLady View Post
    I have basted several using Elmer's School Glue. Works great.....no pin, no puckers......it doesn't get any better than that!
    I concur with LivelyLady. I've had the same experience with School Glue. As she said "it doesn't get any better than that!"

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    I've almost finished quilting my first using the liquid glue method and absolutely love it! By spreading the thin lines of glue on the batting and then smoothing down the top, it assures me there will be no wrinkles or puckers. Then there is the "no muss, no fuss" of spray basting and no fumes! I've had no issues quilting through the glue, even the bigger places where the glue blobbed out accidentally. It does not come loose while moving the quilt around. And the best part is that is washes out 100% when done. I just don't know how much better or easier it can get!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLO View Post
    What a great question? I use Steam-a-Seam all the time but wouldn't it be great if this glue could be used instead ... especially when I have run out of the fusible and live too far from the store? Here's hoping someone has tried this and will report back.
    I use this for large pieces because it doesn't prevent fraying as well as the fusible and I like tracing onto the fusible. But I don't want to waste a fusible on a huge piece of applique. I trace the piece onto freezer paper without reversing the piece, iron the freezer paper to the right side of the fabric, cut it out then put a thin line of Elmer's Glue around the edge and place the piece onto the background. I iron the piece to set it in place before peeling off the freezer paper being very careful about pulling on the edges where it would fray. I sew the pieces down with the satin stitch so it is washable and away you go!
    The picture is of a huge moose. If I remember correctly about 60X70 with some very large pieces which used the glue. The smaller pieces were with WonderUnder.
    I forgot; that it is also the way I do the large pieces for the backgrounds, that is how I started using it in the first place years ago!
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    Wow, thanks everyone. I like to do appliqué work on sweatshirts and don't like the stiffness of fusible. I had wondered about using Elmer's for the appliques and now I can't wait to try it. I already bought it to try with quilt tops so I'm ready.
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