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    Super Member jemma's Avatar
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    elmers school glue

    when useing the glue to sandwich a quilt ---do you put small dads all over and heat set them as you go or do you put it in a spray bottle and heat set it---have used it on a binding +applique its been very sucessful[washable only]

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    I do use Elmer's school glue just not to sandwich a quilt. Not sure I'd like it that way. Esp. if a small project where it doesn't take long to machine baste it. Larger items would go on my HQ.

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    I've tried Elmer's school glue to sandwich a wall-hanging and it was a disaster.
    I know some had more success than me so obviously I did something wrong.
    Try it on a scrap and see how you like it. I use Elmer's school glue on my
    binding and other things but don't think I'll be using it for sandwiching
    until I can figure out how to do it without wrinkles.

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    Never used it to baste, but using it in the binding is a life saver.
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    I use Elmer's glue for anything that I would have used a pin. I always heat set it w/an iron. I haven't used it for sandwichin' a quilt. i spray baste it w/Sullivan's spray adhesive.
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    Is it hard to quilt thru when you baste with it? I use it on my bindings and to match large prints for borders/backs. For basting, I'm a recent convert to the 505 brand spray...LOVE that stuff so much better than other brands.

    I bought a glue stick pen, narrower version of a regular glue stick. It's a little harder to sew thru by hand than the Elmer's was for binding, but overall is easier to work with because it's narrower than a regular glue stick.

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    I baste my quilts with Elmer's school glue. No problem ever. I machine quilt it with my mechanical inexpensive Singer without a glitch. I put thin lines straight from the bottle and set them with iron. It washes out 100%. You may want to go easy on glue on the edges if you are applying binding by hand as it can be hard to go through by hand. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashana View Post
    I baste my quilts with Elmer's school glue. No problem ever. I machine quilt it with my mechanical inexpensive Singer without a glitch. I put thin lines straight from the bottle and set them with iron. It washes out 100%. You may want to go easy on glue on the edges if you are applying binding by hand as it can be hard to go through by hand. Good luck!
    This is just what I do except I don't iron (just wait for it to dry) and use a mechanical "dinky" Brother. It glides right through the glue, no gum on needle and it washes out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    This is just what I do except I don't iron (just wait for it to dry) and use a mechanical "dinky" Brother. It glides right through the glue, no gum on needle and it washes out.
    LOL, I will call my machine "dinky" from now on. I took it to a class last week and when I started sewing with that loud tadadada everybody jumped. They all had high end digital sewing machines and spent lots of time fussing with various issues. I had none. My Dinky was sewing flawlessly.

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    I can't wait to try glue for basting a quilt. I've used glue sticks on bindings and love how easy it is. I wonder if I could use the glue sticks to baste? Are you putting your glue lines onto the batting or the fabric? Does it matter what type of batting?

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