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Thread: Elmer's washable clear school glue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    The glue left in the binding is a little stiffer and I thought that would be excellent for wallhangings.
    great thought!
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    I use Elmer's White School glue for bindings, basting and applique. Here's a link from a post I made when someone asked how I did it. Elmer's for basting...NOT! I've never used the clear, but I've used the Glue Sticks for applique as well

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    I tried it for the very first time last night. I used a cheap iron that didn't steam anymore and it got everywhere! I didn't use a tip, so I might have been a little messy. On the other hand.. it worked really well!

    When I was in the Army, we used Superglue on our cargo pockets when we pressed our pants. Worked great but lasted several washes. I made a little cash on the side by pressing pants for other soldiers and cutting hair!
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    Does one maybe need to use the acid-free kind if doing a wall hanging or such that will not be washed-??
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    Elmer's school glue is not permanent so will eventually 'let go'
    Got fabric?

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    There was a post last week about using glue, so I bought Elmer's school glue at 3/$1. gotta love back-to-school sales. I did see the clear, but wasn't sure how it would work.
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    I haven't tried the clear school washable glue. But I have used the white - and it seems to adhere after pressing - but if I put too much, the needle in my machine will have a hesitation moving forward. I think sometimes less is best - then it all washes out really nice once I'm finished with the quilt. I use the elmers glue on all bindings even if I hand stitch them.

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    I used too much glue when I glued some batting in for a trapundo effect and it was really stiff and hard to quilt. I sprayed cold water on it to remove markings, and it softened the glue too! It was a good thing in this instance, but that plan might back-fire if I was counting on the glue to hold it together after I sprayed!
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    I agree...the purple school glue stick doesn't work well for doing bindings. I use the elmers white school glue in a bottle, I squirt a bit on a scrap and run a pin tip through it and just dab a very small dot then iron.

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    Watched Sharon Schamber's video on binding with glue. She just uses the glue to keep the binding in place until you sew it.

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