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Thread: Polyester glue experiment

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    Polyester glue experiment

    I wanted to try the Elmer's clear glue experiment on polyester quilt batt. I did a picture of applying it to my foundation pieced lap quilt. It seemed to work okay but polyester doesn't like a hot iron so if you let it air dry it would be better. I did a sample for the solid back fabric i want to use and as you can see from the sample, it leaves marks and the iron melts the polyester batt! I think I will use my 505 to attach the back for quilting. I will update on how the clear glue on the front is to stitch through.
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Size:  195.4 KBthe backing fabric

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    This was my problem only the lobs were twice the size.
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    I surely appreciate the warning here. My mother used to say, "Experience is a dear school and some fools go to no other."

    I am not one that has to try everything for myself. I like it when others share theirs with me.
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    Does the glue wash out when the quilt is washed?
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Others have washed their quilts and said the white Elmer's glue washes out. I will wash my back sample and see if it comes out of it. I am a great one for trying experiments for myself and the iron and polyester are not a good combination but live and learn.

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    Thanks so much for the experiment!! Will file in my Gluing folder!!

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    Sure do appreciate your warning

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    Good warnings for us quilters. Thanks for sharing so we don't make the mistake and ruin a whole quilt.

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    I gave my sample of the backing fabric a good hand swish in the sink with dish soap and warm water. While the glue came out as you can see with the melted polyester batt removed, I can still see faint stains where the glue was. This probably would not show if it was a patterned back but I wouldn't use the glue with a solid myself.
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