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    Lightbulb Question about using Elmer's school glue to baste

    I tried the spray basting last week and almost asphixiated myself! So while I was waiting for my sewing room to air out I started thinking--has anyone tried putting Elmer's school glue with water into a spray bottle and using it that way? Obviously, it would have to be very watered down in order to go through the sprayer--but if it works I think it would be a great alternative to the commerial spray basting products and using it straight from the bottle. Thoughts??

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    I saw somebody on youtube doing this and also a man using hairspray to baste. They swore both worked, but I've never tried either.

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    I haven't tried that -- I would think it would take to long to dry with the additional water. That said, I have watered it down a little to make it flow better -- I ironed it dry.
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    Hairspray? I may try that.

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    I seem to remember someone on the QB did try that. I just use it, straight from the bottle. It dries pretty quickly.
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    I read once where someone on here said that they used Hair spray Aqua Net and that it did fine and didn't goo up the machine either.
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    http://www.ehow.com/how_6598712_make...lue-spray.html I know that I also saw a youtube video on this but can't find it now. This is the closest I could come up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    http://www.ehow.com/how_6598712_make...lue-spray.html I know that I also saw a youtube video on this but can't find it now. This is the closest I could come up with.
    If you iron your top and backing after spraying with this glue spray it should be fine. Ironing will dry the glue.

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    Here is a previous post advising against using hair spray.
    Hair spray used as basting spray?

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    Don't remember who, but someone here on the board dilutes Elmer's washable school glue with water and said it worked fine. I tried it, but I must not have diluted the glue enough, wrong size nozzle, etc, 'cause I couldn't get it to spray. So I just use it straight from bottle and let dry.

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