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Thread: Crossing my fingers

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    Crossing my fingers

    Decided to jump in with both feet and try basting a whole quilt (52x72 lap quilt) with only Elmer's School Glue. It's for my aunt for Christmas and I'm running out of time for all the things I'm making for everybody. I would have preferred trying this experiment on something for me in case it doesn't work as well as I hope, but if this works, this could be the avenue to getting a lot more quilts done! Wish me luck! 😊

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    It always a bit nerve racking when you are tackling anything new... Luck be with you! Let us know how it works for you.

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    I definitely will let y'all know how it goes.

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    Are you sure it's worth the risk? I tried using spray glue to baste layers together for a quilted bag and it totally ruined it. The outside fabric puckered up on the batting, and was impossible to straighten out once the bag was finished. I won't use any kind of glue ever again.
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    Hope it's worth the risk! I already have 3/4 of it done.

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    I am anxious to see if it works. If so, that is soooo much easier than pinning.
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    I have basted several using Elmer's School Glue. Works great.....no pin, no puckers......it doesn't get any better than that!
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    I just basted another one with Elmer's School Glue. I am happy with this method so far. I've done 4. The biggest was lap sized but it didn't fit on my table so had to do in sections.

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    I'm jumping in with a King sized tomorrow. Lots of starch, lots of glue!
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    How do you put the glue on? I haven't seen anything about this method.

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