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Thread: School Glue for Basting Quilt Layers

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    Has anyone tried using school glue for basting a quilt, then, freemotion quilt? It seems like it would save a lot of time while quilting (removing pins). Thanks

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    I use school glue for piecing, but haven't tried it for basting before quilting - my hands don't like to pin any more. Would love to know how it turns out, though, if you try it.

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    I have tried, but the glue wanted to seep into the cotton batting and didn't hold very well... I haven't tried it on the poly blends as you need to heat set it and I didn't want to flatten it out :D:D:D

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    I have used clue stick pens (they look like a lipstick) to hold pieces for applique but not for basting a quilt together, You would use of lot of clue. Just be careful that it will washes out in water and has no chemicals that may overtime affect the quilt.

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    I have used the basting spray, but, I don't like the smell and it gets on my glasses and everything else. I might try the school glue on a lap quilt and see how it does. I have used the glue stick when I run a little short on the edge of my quilt top to hold the the batting together till I get it quilted, works great.

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    I have tried the Elmers Spray and it worked really well. Plus it is only 2.00 per can and i found it at KMart!

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    I didn't know Elmer's had a spray, I will look for it. Thanks

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    Be careful what spray glues you use as they can gum up your needle and machine. The spray basting is made for use on sewing machines.

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    I tried the new Fuse a Boo batting from Fairfield and it is so much better then the old fusible batting. I haven't used it on a big quilt but it worked great on a baby quilt.

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    Elmer's craft spray that is $2 a can is not washable, it is a permanent bonding spray :wink:

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