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Thread: Took the plunge!!

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    Senior Member quiltin-nannie's Avatar
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    Took the plunge!!

    Picked up a bottle of Elmers School Glue last week. It sat on my desk staring at me so I finally got brave, took my quilt that still needed borders off the design wall and glued the first border on. NEVER, EVER, will I pin a border again. Oh my gosh, it was so nice to sew a border on and not get stuck with a pin in the process! Thanks to everyone for posting about the glue!!
    Julie
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    I'm working up the courage to give glue a try too. Glad to know it worked well for you.

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    I just bought my first bottle of Elmer's glue. I have a quilt top almost finished so I'm going to try it on that one. Glad to hear someone else just tried it and liked it.

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    Glue basting is the best!!!

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    I tried it, and loved the ease of sewing, but it was a bear when I had to rip out a seam.. Does anyone have advise on how to use the seam ripper easier?

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    When applying the glue just use little dots .... no need for a long stream of glue. This helps with the ripit-ripit

    Check out http://sandyquilts.blogspot.com/2008...nd-quilts.html
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    Just little dabs will do when you're glue-basting!

    I've just snowballed 400 corners using 3 dabs of washable glue stick per corner square. What a joy! No pins, perfect stability...I love it! Glue stick basting is also doing a wonderful job on my Winding Ways blocks!
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    I'm curious about the glue too, does it really wash out completely from the quilts. A lady at out quilt club said that the school glue was just starch and therefore should not be left in the fabrics as well as starch in your stash as it will attract silverfish and then you'll have a horrible time getting rid of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misty's Mom View Post
    I'm curious about the glue too, does it really wash out completely from the quilts. A lady at out quilt club said that the school glue was just starch and therefore should not be left in the fabrics as well as starch in your stash as it will attract silverfish and then you'll have a horrible time getting rid of them.
    My washable glue stick does not list the ingredients, but I very much doubt that modern Elmer's school glue or other washable glues are now made of starch. In any case, glue-basting washes out when you wash the quilt, and is meant (at least in my humble opinion) to be washed out.
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    If you need to rip something out after glue basting, mist it with water. The glue dissolves and you can rip just as easily as any other seam.

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