Ok, I know that this has been discussed numerous times before but, I am a new convert to Elmer's!!! I have had several bottles staring at me for at least the last 6 months but I couldn't work up the nerve to give it a try. Made some placemats for a fundraiser and figured it's "now or never". WooHoo!!!! no more pins or smelly fumes for me, not to mention, a money saver! I applied a thin line all over the batting and then kind of spread it around with a damp sponge brush to smooth it out and applied the backing. Hit it with the iron and then turned it over and did the same for the top. WahhLa! firmly basted and ready for quilting. After I trimmed the excess batting and backing off I took a leftover piece and ran in under warm water in the sink and "low and behold" it washed out completely! I am more than happy!!