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Thread: Whole quilt basted with Elmer's school glue

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    Whole quilt basted with Elmer's school glue

    In the past I basted smaller pieces with Elmes's school glue and it was great. Tonight I basted the entire 80x60 quilt with it. Everything went smoothly (knock on wood) and I am going to leave it to dry overnight. It will be ready for quilting tomorrow. I hope it holds well. I will post my results. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
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    Good luck!

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    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.

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    fingers xxxxxxxx hope it works well

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    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.
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    Can't wait for the update!
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    I have checked on my quilt and the sandwich pieces are stuck to each other pretty good. I am impressed. I noticed one thing though, it is better to make thin lines with the glue rather than dots since the quilt is heavy and it will be handled more than a small piece. If you squeeze the bottle and move fast the glue comes out in a really fine line. I will start quilting tonight when kids are in bed and there is nobody that needs me LOL.

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    Good luck!! Keep us updated. This would sure save knees and fingers.
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    Can't wait for the update. Love to try something new.

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    I have done this with lap size quilts, just finished one last week. They quilt up just fine and I have not had a problem, but I do iron my some to set the glue. What I do is lay out the batting, put the backing over it right side up, then I roll or fold the backing so I have a strip going across one end. I put the glue on backing then unroll that part and smooth it out, do the next section showing and unroll and smooth, when all done I start in the middle and press it to set and make sure there are no wrinkles or puckers. The iron dries it great, then I flip it over and do the same with the top. Works great.
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