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Thread: question about string blocks & using paper

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    I made a string block today, using the method of putting a strip of fabric in the middle held in place with a wipe of glue stick. When I went to remove the paper - I couldn't - what am I doing wrong?

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    Super Member whinnytoo's Avatar
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    why are you using glue? I do mine on fusible interfacing, press when done, then trim and they dont shift or move at all.

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    Try to dampen the paper. Did you use washable glue?

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    if you used a washable glue get the paper wet- that should make the glue let go- if you are going to use glue you only want to use a tiny dab- just enough to hold the first piece in place= pins are easier to remove :)
    if you did not use a washable glue it might take some work to get it off == water should still help

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    did you shorten your stitch length? ... this makes tearing that paper easier. But I never use glue, just hold it in place with your fingers and sew... not hard, I don't think... I use old yellow pages as my paper.

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    I will try no glue next time, I'm just wondering why some of the tutorials for string block piecing recommend glue for the first strip?

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    I think it would work using glue if you were using fabric for the foundation instead of paper.

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