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Thread: Elmer's glue is my new BFF!

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    I told this little tip to my sister and her friend a couple of years ago and they thought I was nuts until they tried it. Sometimes the simplest things are my best tools.
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    Glue sticks work the same way! I prefer them as there is less mess, and iron dry faster.

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    My experience with Glue Basting.

    This is a link to a post I started about using Elmers Washable School Glue. I learned so much from everyones comments, ideas and suggestions. I now use Elmers glue for so many projects. It is amazing how fabulously it helps.
    Brenda

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnnMc View Post
    Recently we had a discussion on The Board about using Elmer's school glue instead of pins. Well, I just tried it on my i spy blocks that have been giving me fits (a simple 9-patch shouldn't be this tough). I'm doing the Happy Dance... my seams are all matching up nicely now. So I guess I'll rip out the first three blocks I made and redo them, now that I know how. Dontcha love it when something so simple makes such a difference?
    I am thrilled that your blocks worked out so perfectly! Like you, once I tried it and discovered its conveniences, I will use it from here on out!
    Brenda

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    Wonder how long it'll take, for someone to market the exact same stuff, as "sewing" glue . . . only priced much, much higher, of course.
    Neesie


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    Thank you for the info. Where was I when all this Elmer's glue talk was going on......napping, eating chocolate, seam ripping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pickles View Post
    You just use a fine line are even dots of the glue and then press with a hot iron no steam then sew and no it doesn't
    are hasn't hurt any machine that I have ever heard of. It washes right out after you are finished with your quilt.
    Hope this helps you.

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    I have just finished 80x80 qayg quilt. 300 pieces - 100 front, 100 batting, and 100 backing. I used elmers glue (stick and bottle) to keep all sandwitches together while I quilted them. I used individual blocks to practice fmq so it was important for me that pieces for the sandwich do not move. It was amazing how well it worked. It washed out with not problems what so ever. My glue sticks were purple and my backing is off white, and I guarantee you it all got washed out. I used liquid Elmers after I ran out of glue sticks. I heard that Elmers works so well because it is really not glue but starch. I love it. I am planning to baste a large quilt with it as soon as i get enough time to actually do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashana View Post
    I have just finished 80x80 qayg quilt. 300 pieces - 100 front, 100 batting, and 100 backing. I used elmers glue (stick and bottle) to keep all sandwitches together while I quilted them. I used individual blocks to practice fmq so it was important for me that pieces for the sandwich do not move. It was amazing how well it worked. It washed out with not problems what so ever. My glue sticks were purple and my backing is off white, and I guarantee you it all got washed out. I used liquid Elmers after I ran out of glue sticks. I heard that Elmers works so well because it is really not glue but starch. I love it. I am planning to baste a large quilt with it as soon as i get enough time to actually do that.
    I also love Elmer. Now that school supplies are on sale, I stocked up. I bought some glue sticks and was going to try it, so now I know! Thanks I never thought about sandwiching a quilt with it. Do you like it better than the 505.

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    I love using my glue stick. Makes my bindings come out perfect! No issues with my needles and it washes out. I also do my seams if I want it to be perfect.

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    I used the Elmer glue stick for ticker tape quilt blocks that I sewed as raw edge applique. It was great to have those pieces stay in place. I left the blocks for several months before sewing them down and they held. Great stuff.
    Murphy1
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