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Thread: Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

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    TIP ALERT :::: Read for on for great info. for Machine Stitching QAYG idea.



    Quote Originally Posted by rwquilts View Post
    Alright Jenniky, here goes. I found some blocks that I can practice this method on and if it works, great! If not, I won't feel horrible.

    I have quilted my first two blocks and have put together my first two blocks. Unlike you, I will stitch my seams by machine, cause I know if I do it by hand, it's likely not to happen. So what I did before sewing my back folded strip down over the seams, was to use my handy dandy little glue stick on the back piece just to help it stay down a bit and then I stitched in the ditch on the front and the back came out nicely. By the way, don't shoot me, but I also used my handy dandy glue stick to baste my batting and block in preparation for quilting. I do a lot of applique, and my glue stick is a favorite tool of mine and I thought it might work and walla! Worked like a charm.


    Ronda I was wondering about them glue sticks. I have not tried using one yet. Will have to run right out and buy one and give it a go. What a wonderful idea. So how do you like the process so far?? Your blocks look terrific btw.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terri bb View Post
    okay! count me in! i have lurked thru all 23 pages one after another and read every word. now that my eyes are crossed i need to do this! how GREAT! you have done a beautiful job with this whole project. i think i need to find some blocks now.........off to dig and thank you again!
    Wow lots of reading, rest your eyes a bit then we will all look forward to seeing the squares you select for this project. I also want to invite you to share your QAYG experiences with us and participate in the discussions. And Questions are always welcomed. Welcome Aboard Terri
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwquilts View Post
    Alright Jenniky, here goes. I found some blocks that I can practice this method on and if it works, great! If not, I won't feel horrible.

    I have quilted my first two blocks and have put together my first two blocks. Unlike you, I will stitch my seams by machine, cause I know if I do it by hand, it's likely not to happen. So what I did before sewing my back folded strip down over the seams, was to use my handy dandy little glue stick on the back piece just to help it stay down a bit and then I stitched in the ditch on the front and the back came out nicely. By the way, don't shoot me, but I also used my handy dandy glue stick to baste my batting and block in preparation for quilting. I do a lot of applique, and my glue stick is a favorite tool of mine and I thought it might work and walla! Worked like a charm.

    I discovered a fabric glue pen a while back (not sure who makes it, its pink, the glue when wet is blue) and fgell in love with it. When I didnt have it at hand one day I grapped a glue stick from my papercrafting stash and tried it.

    Now I use it ALL the time! awesome little tool for quilting! i felt like a fraud, glad to see someone else does it too, lol
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    Great Discussion Topic : Everyone please relate your experiences with Glue Sticks.


    Quote Originally Posted by vagabondindigo View Post
    I discovered a fabric glue pen a while back (not sure who makes it, its pink, the glue when wet is blue) and fgell in love with it. When I didnt have it at hand one day I grapped a glue stick from my papercrafting stash and tried it.

    Now I use it ALL the time! awesome little tool for quilting! i felt like a fraud, glad to see someone else does it too, lol

    So you are using a regular "Elmers Glue STick" or other brand? I thought the glue sticks were specially made for the quilting. Im sure if it's possible to use the cheaper Glue Stick with the same results.. that would be a great find also??? Has anyone else used a regular glue stick for basting. How did it work for you. Would love to hear quilting experiences with glue sticks. It would be very helpful if you can also tell us what brand of glue stick you have had success with or otherwise.
    Have an awesome day!

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    I love glue!!!! The "washable school glues" are made out o' starch & wash out. They are made this way ta protect kids clothes & 'cause kindergarteners will eat the glue. I use the glue sticks for thick things I liquid glue for bias edges. I always heat set my glue. I made 2 o' my Pony Club blocks w/out glue & those 2 are wonky. All o' the rest o' my PC blocks will be made w glue!!!
    PS I always wash my quilt when I'm through. Part o' the reason is ta git the glue out.
    Last edited by dublb; 08-08-2012 at 02:54 PM.
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    Wow this is wonderful Info.. Dublb thanks for sharing your great results.

    Have glue stick... looking around to try it on something.
    Have an awesome day!

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    I also use it on applique'.
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    Yes, I use Elmer's School Glue or Playschool School Glue. Both liquid and stick type. If you have not seen these videos from Sharon Schambers using this glue to attach bindings it is a must to see. I have used this method for about 2 years now for all my bindings.

    http://quiltinggallery.com/2008/05/1...s-school-glue/
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    I've also used Elmer's and would recommend the finer tips that you can get so the glue is spread in a fine line. If you want a faster setting glue that you don't have to iron for a quick set, Roxanne makes a womderful one. A little bit goes a long way and will hold a long time without any ill effects if you don't get back to it right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwquilts View Post
    Alright Jenniky, here goes. I found some blocks that I can practice this method on and if it works, great! If not, I won't feel horrible.

    I have quilted my first two blocks and have put together my first two blocks. Unlike you, I will stitch my seams by machine, cause I know if I do it by hand, it's likely not to happen. So what I did before sewing my back folded strip down over the seams, was to use my handy dandy little glue stick on the back piece just to help it stay down a bit and then I stitched in the ditch on the front and the back came out nicely. By the way, don't shoot me, but I also used my handy dandy glue stick to baste my batting and block in preparation for quilting. I do a lot of applique, and my glue stick is a favorite tool of mine and I thought it might work and walla! Worked like a charm.

    So, Ronda, you glued down the back folded strip. Then did you press it to dry the glue? You then say that you stitched in the ditch on the front. Did that stitching come out as close to the edge of the back strip as it looks in your second picture? If so, I'd say that it's totally acceptable. I've tried that on other things and wasn't so happy with how far it ended up from the edge of the back strip. I had a flap instead of a nicely sewed edge. Guess it depends on the width of the strips. Were yours like Jenniky suggested--1" on front and 1 3/4" on the back?
    Sue

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