I am working an applique lap quilt, based a bit loosely on a combination of Pat Sloan patterns. It has four floral columns and three vertical columns with applique pieces--long vines with leaves, flowers, birds and dragonflies. My bee is helping me with the work and one lady has volunteered to help with the long vines. My questions: Instead of basting or pinning the vines (we've made bias strips) can I use a glue stick? ( Each will be a little over five feet long.) If so, will it cause any problems with the needle or sewing machine? We intend to use a small machine blanket stitch. What glue sticks would you recommend? I've read that Elmer's school glue is good...If so, which do you prefer? Ideas? The leaves and/or flowers will cross seam lines into the floral strips. At least that's what we're planning at this stage.