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Thread: Do we have a tutorial here for using Elmer's Glue to sandwich a quilt?

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    Do we have a tutorial here for using Elmer's Glue to sandwich a quilt?

    Hint hint, I have two quilts ready to sandwich and am truly a visual learner. So was hoping something would be posted before I attempt this.

    Thanks for thehelp.
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    It's a video by Sharon Schamber:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2hWQ5-ZccE

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    Carslo, MTS gave you one for binding, but did you mean you're ready to baste it? Personally, I wouldn't use elmers for that.
    Here is Sharon's method for basting that I use and I love it! It's the best method I've found and have never had a quilt shift or pucker doing them this way, and it goes much faster than you would think. No more clamping or taping to the floor for this girl. lol
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewobsessed1 View Post
    Carslo, MTS gave you one for binding,
    Ha! So I did.
    I was started out looking for COYOTE's post, got distracted, and went for the binding link.

    Here's COYOTEMAGIC's explanatin of her Elmer's glue BASTING process:
    Elmer's for basting...NOT!

    But you could use Sharon's method with the boards, and instead of thread basting or using 505 spray, use the Elmer's Glue instead.

    As I have around 10 cans of 505 here, until those are used up, I won't need to try it out myself.
    Last edited by MTS; 10-22-2012 at 07:02 AM.

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    I have basted my last 5 quilts with Elmers School glue and LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I use my dinning room table to lay out my backing, batting and top. I pin down the center from left to right
    to give me a 'fold point'. I thin drizzle on my glue about 12-18" at a time, smooth down my top, and proceed on.
    Both my top and backing are as soon as glass when I am done. I do NOT get any puckers any where at all.
    I usually allow the glue to dry 24 hours as I don't want to be bothered with the iron, and then FMQ the top. I do not get any build up on my needle, I do not encounter any 'bumps' that are hard to stitch on.....and everything stays in perfect place during quilting NOTHING MOVES at all.....Glue is super cheap at like $1.25 for a good size bottle and you can do 1-3 quilts per bottle, pending quilt size. I do not have to worry about overspray or fumes in my house.
    I do have pictures taken to do a tute but have not taken the time to do so as everyone have been do critical of late here.
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    I use Elmer's School Glue for my quilts the same way as Deborahlees. I hit it with iron when I am impatient, but that is just me. The last quilt I did I payed close attention to see if I got any puckers. There were none. My post is not a tutorial but if you would like to see the quilt, the post is called QB Scrap. Good luck!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1/qb-scrap-t203563.html
    Last edited by Tashana; 10-22-2012 at 08:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    Ha! So I did.
    I was started out looking for COYOTE's post, got distracted, and went for the binding link.

    Here's COYOTEMAGIC's explanatin of her Elmer's glue BASTING process:
    Elmer's for basting...NOT!

    But you could use Sharon's method with the boards, and instead of thread basting or using 505 spray, use the Elmer's Glue instead.

    As I have around 10 cans of 505 here, until those are used up, I won't need to try it out myself.
    I am down to 2 cans!
    A bed without a quilt is like the night sky without stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees View Post
    I have basted my last 5 quilts with Elmers School glue and LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I use my dinning room table to lay out my backing, batting and top. I pin down the center from left to right
    to give me a 'fold point'. I thin drizzle on my glue about 12-18" at a time, smooth down my top, and proceed on.
    Both my top and backing are as soon as glass when I am done. I do NOT get any puckers any where at all.
    I usually allow the glue to dry 24 hours as I don't want to be bothered with the iron, and then FMQ the top. I do not get any build up on my needle, I do not encounter any 'bumps' that are hard to stitch on.....and everything stays in perfect place during quilting NOTHING MOVES at all.....Glue is super cheap at like $1.25 for a good size bottle and you can do 1-3 quilts per bottle, pending quilt size. I do not have to worry about overspray or fumes in my house.
    I do have pictures taken to do a tute but have not taken the time to do so as everyone have been do critical of late here.
    Oh, please do a tutorial. I have only hand quilted but am thinking of venturing to machine quilting. I have nasal allergies so no spraying in my house and here in Oklahoma the wind is always blowing or at least it seems like it....lol
    Linda

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    Yes pplease! Do a tutorial on this method. I am sure that many of us are interested and just need a bit of help visually to try it. I am sorry that some folks are being nay sayers but maybe of us want to say "yeah" it works


    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees View Post
    I have basted my last 5 quilts with Elmers School glue and LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I use my dinning room table to lay out my backing, batting and top. I pin down the center from left to right
    to give me a 'fold point'. I thin drizzle on my glue about 12-18" at a time, smooth down my top, and proceed on.
    Both my top and backing are as soon as glass when I am done. I do NOT get any puckers any where at all.
    I usually allow the glue to dry 24 hours as I don't want to be bothered with the iron, and then FMQ the top. I do not get any build up on my needle, I do not encounter any 'bumps' that are hard to stitch on.....and everything stays in perfect place during quilting NOTHING MOVES at all.....Glue is super cheap at like $1.25 for a good size bottle and you can do 1-3 quilts per bottle, pending quilt size. I do not have to worry about overspray or fumes in my house.
    I do have pictures taken to do a tute but have not taken the time to do so as everyone have been do critical of late here.
    A bed without a quilt is like the night sky without stars.

    http://californiaquilting.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees View Post
    I have basted my last 5 quilts with Elmers School glue and LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I use my dinning room table to lay out my backing, batting and top. I pin down the center from left to right
    to give me a 'fold point'. I thin drizzle on my glue about 12-18" at a time, smooth down my top, and proceed on.
    Both my top and backing are as soon as glass when I am done. I do NOT get any puckers any where at all.
    I usually allow the glue to dry 24 hours as I don't want to be bothered with the iron, and then FMQ the top. I do not get any build up on my needle, I do not encounter any 'bumps' that are hard to stitch on.....and everything stays in perfect place during quilting NOTHING MOVES at all.....Glue is super cheap at like $1.25 for a good size bottle and you can do 1-3 quilts per bottle, pending quilt size. I do not have to worry about overspray or fumes in my house.
    I do have pictures taken to do a tute but have not taken the time to do so as everyone have been do critical of late here.
    I would be most interested in seeing your tute. AND, I would NEVER be critical! After all, it is just another way of doing something. I've been quilting for over 50 years, and thought I knew it all, but find I can learn something new every day if I just keep my eyes and ears open. Please "show me"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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