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Thread: Elmer's glue is my new BFF!

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    Super Member MaryAnnMc's Avatar
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    Smile Elmer's glue is my new BFF!

    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?
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    Isn't it wonderful?
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    I love it too. It works great for matching prints for borders. I press under 1/2", then match it up, glue and press it, THEN I cut. Comes out perfect every time.

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    How do you use it. Do you have a link?

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    I would also like to hear more about Elmer's glue and quilting.

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    First I've heard too. Are you gluing before sewing a seam? If so, how does it come out and what does it do to your machine?

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    I'm a huge fan of Elmer's for my bindings. Nothing slips and I don't get poked. For those of you who have never heard of using it, check out Sharon Schamber using it for binding.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PE0Yq9iGlc

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    Maryann- I would love to see a tutorial on this. Does anyone know of one?

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    Jenniky is leading us through QAYG blocks and in it we are exploring the use of glue instead of pins. Lots of discussion and lots of experienced quilters who use glue for basting/alignment/hold seams.

    The glue comes out when you wash the quilt. It is important to press after you have glued it to dry and set it.

    Here is the link for Jenniky's tutorial... Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthPStitches View Post
    First I've heard too. Are you gluing before sewing a seam? If so, how does it come out and what does it do to your machine?
    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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