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Thread: Whole quilt basted with Elmer's school glue

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    I so hope it works out for you. I taught small children for 23 years and I can't get over the trauma of glue messes.
    Thanks for my morning laugh! Too funny!

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    The sewing machine needle goes through the glue without any problem? It has to be the Elmer's washable school glue, right? Do you dilute it? What about a glue stick? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peepers View Post
    The sewing machine needle goes through the glue without any problem? It has to be the Elmer's washable school glue, right? Do you dilute it? What about a glue stick? Thanks.
    It is Elmer's washable school glue and I used it straight from the botthe, no diluting. Needle goes through it with no problems. I have also used all sorts of Elmer's glue sticks but not on a large quilt because I feel they would not stand up to the amount of handling a large quilt requires when you have a domestic sweing machine. The glue stics worked great for me when I was doing qayg or smaller projects like table toppers and place mats.I have not tried it the glue sticks on anything bigger which does not mean they would not work. You would need a lot of glue sticks though.
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    Please update us after you've had a chance to sew on it tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normabeth View Post
    when you basted your quilt, did you use a hot iron? saw in the store last night they are now making Elmer's clear school glue, gonna buy it next time I out.
    Im a zealous convert to using Elmers. I bought the clear glue and didnt like it. Too runny and made a big mess. Ill stick with the white stuff.

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    I willtry this idea. Thank you.

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    Wil it wash out successfully?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calmqultr View Post
    Wil it wash out successfully?
    So far it washed out with no problems. I am a mom to two elementary school kids. They come home coated in Elmer's school glue, and I mean had to toe and it all washes out perfectly. Apparently, this type of glue is not really glue but starch.

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    I saw this on Pinterest and the thought crossed my mind that this might work rather than the quilt sprays that are out now - sure would be better for the lungs....what does everyone think....

    How to Make Elmer's Glue Spray


    Homemade glue spray made from ordinary school glue such as Elmer's Glue-All has a variety of uses including craft and building projects. It is also useful in building model cars and planes. Elmer's glue spray is extremely easy and inexpensive to make. Anywhere where a mild adhesive is needed, this glue spray glue will do the trick. Because Elmer's is water-soluble, cleanup is also quick and easy.

    Instructions

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    Combine equal parts glue and water in the spray bottle. Shake until they are completely combined.
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    Add 2 to 5 drops of dish soap to the glue mixture.
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    Swirl the mixture gently with the tube from the the head of the bottle until the dish soap has been thoroughly mixed in.


    Read more: How to Make Elmer's Glue Spray | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6598712_make...#ixzz251ojNGgx

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    Wish I'd known about this sooner. I bought a whole bunch of 505 spray last time they were on sale at JoAnn.
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