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Thread: I'm a believer!

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    Smile I'm a believer!

    For months, I've read posts from people raving about using Elmer's Washable School Glue for quilting. I use Elmer's school glue for various craft projects but never thought it would work for quilting. Seriously...glue?? Well, today I gave it a try, not once but twice and it absolutely works! No more using pins and poking myself when binding, and no more buying fusible web for applique. Just a little bit of glue does the trick. I'm a believer and can't be more excited!

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    I cannot believe I am saying this but since I got my long arm I am missing my glue basting. I basted everything with Elmer's, from appliqué to large quilts. I love it!

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    Never tried it - I think I'll ask at the guild to see if anyone there has tried it. Don't understand how to do it and am probably afraid of the long-term consequences. (if any)

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    If sharon Schambers can use it and get by with it, I don't think theres to many long term consequences. Sharon wins the big quilt shows so I'm pretty sure its okay.

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    I wouldn't put binding on without it! I've been using it for quite a while. Elmer's School Glue is the one I use, and I think most others use it, also.

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    I can't wait until I can give this glue thing a try as I have never heard of it... But I have two projects going that I'm going to finish before I start anything more!!

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    Since I have to bind a quilt today, think I will glue it, and enjoy the experience.. I am so thrilled Tashana mentioned to try it on applique.. I have to do that too.. I love the idea..
    It's a little funny, but my niece took a book out of the library on quilting, and I mentioned that it's obsolete. There are way too many newer ideas..

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    Love my elmers!!!!

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    This is the first I've heard of using elmers glue for basting. I would love to try it. I'll be binding my quilt soon. I have one question so far? I quilt using my Janome and wonder if it will gum up the needle.
    Susan

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