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Thread: Do you apply Elmers for basting like THIS?

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Do you apply Elmers for basting like THIS?

    There are many of us who still do not have the "picture" of how this glue basting is done.

    Please tell us which, if any, of these ways you apply the glue when you are basting a quilt.
    Also, do you apply the glue to the fabric or the batting? Do you glue the front or the back first?

    Thanks!

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    I've basted with waves (A) but I've also done it in grid form but I think
    I prefer the grid form because I know where I'm going. I prefer to
    put the batting down first, apply the glue on the batting then apply the
    fabric to it. Please start with a small project or even just scraps just
    to get a feel. I wasn't happy the first time but I'm glad I didn't ruin
    anything. On large quilts I use binder clips to anchor everything down
    just like you would with other basting methods. Start in the middle
    and work your way out row by row. I also prefer to thin the glue about
    1:3 and use a paint brush and use the iron to set it. Hope this helps.
    as I go.

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    Is that 1 part water to 3 parts glue?

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    I think you would do better to use quilt spray like June Taylor brand.
    I use Elmer's glue only for binding and small projects as seen here http://sandyquilts.blogspot.com/2008...nd-quilts.html
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    I spray baste. I never could get the hang of using glue for the binding. used way too much!

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    Thank you, Jan, for starting this thread! I've seen many methods and techniques for sandwiching, all of which are successful. While I've used one particular method with success, as a beginner it's great to know that there are other methods that will get me to my ultimate destination. Different methods work for each individual, and- like cars- any of them will get you from Point A to Point B, but there's a style that fits everyone.
    I've wondered about the specifics of applying the glue when using this method, and will be following this thread; thanks again!

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    I think someone posted a tutorial about this if you do a search.

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    I have arthritis and found this item to help me with glue basting. Works terrifically!!!

    Here is a useful item. I am not affiliated with Lee Valley. My DH was ordering from their catalog so when I saw this I knew I could put it to good use in glue basting. This is very inexpensive and one of hte 3 different sizes of tips will work for you... I am sure.
    http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/pag...at=1,110,42967

    I completely agree with EasyPeezy on post #2 about starting out with a small project or scraps. It is easy and you will get the hang of it. Try not to be afraid of it since it is washable and will all come out. Even on your iron.

    PS: sorry Jan, I almost forgot to answer your question. I have used all of the photos you have shown. Not sure which I like the best. They all work and if you get tooo much, you can always swipe it off with your finger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Is that 1 part water to 3 parts glue?
    Sorry, I should have said 1 part glue to 3 parts water. You have to
    play with it. I go by feel and thinned it until it looks like whole milk.
    My glue might have been a bit thicker because it was a few
    years old. If you use fresh glue you may not have to thin in as
    much.

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    I have 3 of those bottles! left from refilling my printer's ink cartridge!! I KNEW i'd find a use for them someday. I guess I am almost a hoarder.

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