The thread about the quilt police has been closed (good) but I think it closed before it was discussed about the type of glue to be used. It is Elmers SCHOOL glue only. I bought the tips through Sharon's daughters website and the tips are plastic. I really don't like them because the tip itself is not fused to the rest of the tip and if you press too hard on the tip it pushes down into the bottle. The other day I found a really neat solution at Walmart. It is the school glue in a pen form. You can adjust the stream and the pen is small enough to hold easily and I am thinking it can be refilled. I have switched over to glue only for bindings and also have received many accolades from judges about the bindings, especially the mitered corners. There are several competition quilters in my area and after talking to them, glue is their best kept secret. This is not a quicker method at all, but it sure gives great results. Sharon's you tube is either in 3 parts or there is one that is the entire process on one video. Before I found the glue pen and after having nasty results with the plastic tip, I just used the bottle of glue and adjusted the tip for a fine stream. I think if I am doing binding on a quilt that I really don't want to put a lot of time in and have no intentions to putting it into a competition, then I would just use the standard method and whiz through it. Otherwise, its school glue for me!! One other tip for using the glue, heating with the iron is essential so the glue doesn't get hard. Just follow Sharon's directions and don't skip the heat part.